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95 Remuera Rd, Remuera,
Auckland 1050, New Zealand

Music

 

Choir

Saint Mark's is fortunate to have an active parish choir. The choir plays an integral part in our services, singing a busy schedule of Choral Eucharists every Sunday morning, and leading the Choral Evensong, which occurs on the third Sunday of every month.

The Choir of Saint Mark's has been an affiliated member of the Royal School of Church Music since 1962. The choir on occasions also sings at other churches, mainly at Evensong services. In the last 2-3 years the choir has sung Evensong in Whangarei, Matamata, and Thames; later in 2018 the choir will sing Evensong in St. Peter’s Takapuna, and in a joint church choir service at Holy Trinity Cathedral Auckland.

Please contact the church office if you are interested in joining our choir.

 

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Organ

Saint Mark's is home to the largest and most comprehensive pipe organ in an Anglican parish church in the Greater Auckland region.

The first instrument in the original church building was actually a harmonium, which was replaced by a pipe organ in 1865. This organ was found in Wellington and is believed to have originally come from Hobart in the early convict days.

A new two manual and pedal organ of 19 speaking stops was installed in 1882. In order to house it properly, the church tower was built, with a new organ chamber in its base.

In 1920, this organ was enlarged and modified to a specification drawn up by the organist of St Mark's, J. Maughan Barnett, who was also the City Organist. The instrument was very comprehensive and included a new choir division.

Following a fire in the Tower in 1935, the organ was extensively reconstructed at a cost of 2000 pounds. The new instrument was a lavish example of Edwardian organ building, retaining several ranks from the previous organ and incorporating the latest technology in exhaust-pneumatic action and console design.

 

Another substantial rebuild took place in 1977 in the prevailing neo-classical style of the time, complete with new console, and in 1989 the organ was partially reconstructed to return the chancel casework and façade to its original position.

Since 2001, the Saint Mark's organ has undergone considerable tonal and mechanical refurbishment in order to improve acoustics within the church and enhance the organ's role in congregational and choral accompanying. A full restoration of its winding system took place in 2009, and it was returned and rededicated on Advent Sunday of that year.

The organ is played and cared for by our organist and Director of Music Brian Millar.

From time to time, pipe organ recitals are held in the church. Please check the calendar or contact the church office for the date of the next recital.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!

Regular Service Times

Sunday
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)

Wednesday
10.00am Holy Communion & Fellowship

Upcoming Events

Centenary of Liberation of Le Quesnoy

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Important Notices

Messenger November 2017 Edition To view - click here

December 2017- Mini Messenger
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What's happening at St Mark's?
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Wednesday - 24

10:00 Holy Communion followed by morning tea

Kinder Chapel

10:00 Holy Communion followed by morning tea
Sunday - 28

08:00 Eucharist

08:00 Eucharist

09:30 Eucharist

09:30 Eucharist

13:00-17:00 Independent Chinese Mission Church

13:00-17:00 Independent Chinese Mission Church
Wednesday - 31

10:00 Holy Communion followed by morning tea

Kinder Chapel

10:00 Holy Communion followed by morning tea



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