Our Sunday morning gatherings are for people who want to engage with others and with God in matters of life and faith.
We hold regular Sunday Worship Services at 10:00am in the church, and would love for you to come and join us, even if only to visit and see what we are about. We seek to give voice to our traditions and history, and to life today. As such our services are both traditional in format with the singing of hymns, bible readings and prayer, whilst also seeking to incorporate more contemporary approaches through modern worship songs and multi media presentations. The service is approximately 55 minutes, includes a message from our minister, and is followed by morning tea and a range of options in smaller groups. On the second Sunday of the month a brief informal Communion is offered following the service. Once a quarter a more formal communion is offered.
Our church year is interspersed with ‘special services’, including Palm Sunday, Easter and Christmas services in which the choir or kids take a more active role and our usual service structure is up-ended.
The service is followed at 11:00 by morning tea/coffee and a range of optional activities, including discussion groups and opportunities for fellowship. We have regular post-service brunches in which members of the congregation are encouraged to bring food to share and spend extra time in each other’s company. Pastoral care, particularly for the elderly, is an important part of our church culture.
We are a Kids Friendly Church. Children and their families are welcomed – they are the future of our church and so we consider it important that they are welcomed and nurtured. Children play an active role in our Sunday morning services, bringing in the bible, lighting candles, and collecting the offerings before they move out for their own activities.
At “Kids @ Mairangi Presbyterian” (K@MP, our Sunday School), the children explore their faith through both indoor and outdoor activities. Our children are encouraged to both increase their understanding of the bible and learn about how they can apply Christian principles in their every-day life.
Weddings, baptisms and funerals
Special services (including weddings, baptisms and funerals) can be arranged through contact with the church office (09 478 6180).
If you are looking for a beautiful, traditional church setting, with seating for up to 120 people, close to the beach on Auckland’s stunning North Shore, then look no further! Your wedding service is a sacred moment and worth doing well. We will work with you to ensure it is a day to remember.
This church building is the worship centre of our faith community. We welcome enquiries for weddings and will work with you to design a service that celebrates this special moment in your lives. We extend a warm welcome to you to come along and join us for Church on a Sunday morning at 10:00am. This is a good way to experience the church and facilities as well as an opportunity for you to meet the Minister.
Initial arrangements for a wedding at Mairangi and Castor Bays Presbyterian Church can be made by contacting the Parish Office (09 478 6180). There is a Hall beside the Church which can be made available for a reception after the Service. A kitchen and lounge is also available. This is your wedding. Make it yours. You will be offered choices in the content of the service. We here at Mairangi & Castor Bays Presbyterian Church wish you all the best as you plan for this exciting occasion.
Recognition and celebration of a loved one’s life through the funeral service is very important. We are here to help you put together a service that honours your loved one and helps you as you come to terms with your loss.
In many different cultures, there are rituals where the people gather to bless a child and celebrate his or her new life. In the Christian tradition, we celebrate the birth of a child through baptism. This has special significance for us because in doing so, we follow the words of Jesus to his disciples, when he called for the children, blessed them and said:
‘Let the children come to me; do not try to stop them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you: whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.’