St John's Church
Bucklands Beach

New Zealand

Who we are

Welcome to St John’s. We, at St John’s, strive to be a welcoming inclusive group who, as followers of Jesus Christ, believe that God commanded us to love our neighbours as ourselves.
We came together initially some 35 years ago when two small congregations of Anglicans and Presbyterians agreed to join together and to build a single larger church. A number of local Methodists also shared our vision for a united church presence in the community and joined us.
As a Cooperating Venture we are privileged to be able to draw on the traditions of three denominations and to contribute to each denomination’s life and work in the community.
All are welcome at St John’s, you do not have to be an Anglican, Presbyterian or Methodist or for that matter any other Christian denomination. If you just want to explore what Jesus left for us in the world, that is fine with us.
We come together as a family every Sunday at 9:30am for worship, teaching and fellowship. On the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month we celebrate communion.
On the second Sunday of the month a group of families and individuals meet at 5pm – [email protected] – to share a meal, worship and explore the scriptures together and be involved in some craft activities. On the 4th Sunday young adults come together at 6pm for worship, teaching, discussion and supper.
Most years we run a 16 week Alpha course for those wishing to explore the basic beliefs of the Christian faith. This group meets in the church for a meal before the teaching and discussion time.
A service is held at 11am each Thursday for the residents of the Buckland’s Beach Rest Home.
We support the All Saints Howick Food Bank. Please put contributions into the basket in the lobby.
Children and Youth.
Each Friday night during the school term [email protected], for intermediate and older youth, meets for games, teaching and “hanging out”.
St John’s has a very active “Mainly [email protected] Johns” group for children under 5 and their care givers. They meet in the church on Wednesday mornings during the school term.
During school holidays St John's offers a week long “Holiday Programme” for children aged 5 to 12. This activity is organised and run by a number of young adults and teenagers.
During the Sunday worship service we offer separate activities for pre-school and primary/intermediate age children and they then join us in our closing worship.
Social Events. As a family we like to come together regularly to enjoy each other’s company; tea and coffee are served after the Sunday morning service. In addition we have a number of social events.
Parish has Weekday Activities and our community hall and church complex is used by a number of local groups.
Leadership and Governance.
As a Cooperating Parish we draw on our partner denominations for clergy. Following Anglican tradition we have a People’s Warden and two Synod Representatives; there is also a Session Clark and a Presbytery Representative reflecting our Presbyterian heritage.
We are part of the Uniting Congregations of Aotearoa New Zealand (UCANZ), an umbrella body for all NZ cooperating ventures. The overall Leadership of the church is the responsibility of the Leadership Team which comprise the Minister/Staff, Peoples Warden, Synod Rep's, Session Clerk, Presbytery Rep and 6 Congregational elected members.

Location of worship

St John\'s
245 Bucklands Beach Road
Bucklands Beach, Auckland 2012
New Zealand
Phone: 09 534 2305
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Church Pastor

Rev Lorraine Francis
245 Bucklands Beach Road
Bucklands Beach, Auckland 2012
New Zealand
Phone: 09 534 2305
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Quote of the Day
Psalms 95:1

O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.



CoOperative Parish of Anglican, Presbyterian and Methodist.   Edit


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Rev Lorraine Francis   Edit
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Minister   Edit
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Steph Brook, Childrens, Youth and Families ministry Coordinator.   Edit

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Jeannine Melville   Edit
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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 39278 Howick
Auckland, New Zealand
2145   Edit

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245 Bucklands Beach Road, Bucklands Beach, Auckland
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St John's Church Service Times

Sunday 9:30am Holy Communion on 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of month.
Sunday evening events on 2nd (@5pm, 4th (@7pm)Sundays.

Sunday morning 9:30am Children's Church (during school term)
Friday Evening 7:30 to 9:00pm Youth Group Intermediate and college age during school term

Fourth Sunday of the month 6:00pm 4eva @ 6

Service Times last updated on the 12th of February, 2015   Edit

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Children and Youth Activities

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Little Acorns for preschoolers, Children's Church for primary and Intermediate ages.   Edit
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'The Club' meets Friday nights 7-9pm @ Church.   Edit

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Home groups, prayer groups, Mainly Music on Weds mornings,...   Edit

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Average Adult Congregation:
60   Edit
Average Youth Congregation:
25   Edit
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The power of Christian prayer The way, the truth, and the life
Lord Jesus, thou who art the way, the truth, and the life; hear us as we pray for the truth that shall make all free. Teach us that liberty is not only to be loved but also to be lived. Liberty is too precious a thing to be buried in books. It costs too much to be hoarded. Help us see that our liberty is not the right to do as we please, but the opportunity to please to do what is right.
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