This lovely old church was built in Wellington by the Anglicans in 1866 on what was originally the site of Pipitea Pa, a Maori settlement on the waterfront. Knows as Old St Paul's it is widely considered to be one of New Zealand's greatest heritage sites. Inside it is simply breathtaking. Soaring arches lend the appearance of an upturned galleon, a shapely form enhanced by transepts and other additions which were seamlessly incorporated as the congregation grew. It is an excellent example of Gothic Revival architecture. and also has an interesting story to tell, having survived demolition in the 1060s after a news St Paul's was built just a block away, it was saved, restored and reopened to the public.. While Old St Paul's is no longer a parish, it is still a popular place for weddings and fundrals, among other religious services.
About our Church and Mission
Saint Mark's is an oasis in the busy heart of Remuera, on the edge of the Newmarket shopping precinct. We have been part of Auckland since 1847,
when the first church was built on the site, to serve what were farming communities in the present day suburbs of Newmarket, Meadowbank, Orakei and Remuera
We are a Christian church in the Anglican tradition. We aim to provide compassion, care and support to our parishioners and the communities of Remuera and Newmarket, and the wider Auckland community. We strive every day to live out our Mission Statement: "To know Christ and to make Christ known."
We offer a range of activities and opportunities for fellowship and personal growth. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we support and encourage each individual to develop their own personal strengths and gifts through prayer, biblical study, discussion forums, participation in groups, and Christian action.
Saint Mark's has a beautiful church building and splendid parish centre facility, both of which are used and enjoyed by many within the church and the wider community. All are welcome into the community of faith at Saint Mark's, no matter who you are or where you are from, whether it is to pray, to sit in quiet reflection or to visit just for a short time.
The church building is the base for our mission. The work of the parish only begins here. While we come together for worship it is important that we remember that we leave for mission. It's been said that we gather together for the sole purpose of being sent out again afterwards! Indeed the closing words of the service are: Go forth into the world in peace. We go in the name of Christ!
Peace to you and your families from all at St Marks
8.00am Holy Communion
9:30am Eucharist with Choir & Sunday School (All age worship service 3rd Sunday of the month)
11:30am Independent Chinese Mission Service
5:00pm Evensong with Choir (3rd Sunday of month)
10.00am Holy Communion & Fellowship
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