We aspire to be a vibrant, relevant, dynamic, missional Church

We look to the future with excitement and hope as the Body of Christ in the Auckland Diocese. Our region is graced with over 100 churches offering a diverse range of worship styles from contemporary to traditional and everything else in between. We offer new and exciting avenues to explore faith outside the physical church, so you can connect with God in different ways that suit you. Go ahead and explore this site to find out what’s happening in your Anglican community…. there is so much to discover!

Coronavirus update – It’s great to be at Level 1!

As of Monday 8 June, New Zealand moved to Alert Level 1 after 11 weeks of Covid-19 restrictions. It’s great to be back!

There are now no limitations on our ability to gather for all our activities in the usual way. We still need to take some care however, as the virus remains a global reality and may still be present or return to New Zealand.

For us, this means most activities can be considered safe, including congregational and choral singing, Communion in both kinds, social gatherings and the use of our buildings by other groups.

Caution should still be exercised around practices such as the sharing of The Peace and the Eucharist, as some may not feel comfortable about shaking hands or sharing the common cup. Taking Communion in one kind (the bread only) is an acceptable way to participate.

Other guidelines are:

  • Make hand sanitiser available and clean facilities regularly.

  •  Contact tracing – keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen. Ministry units can help people keep records by displaying a QR code.

  •  If you’re sick, stay home. If you have cold or ‘flu symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline and get tested. Self-isolate if you are told to do so by health authorities.

  •  Practise good hygiene – wash hands frequently, cover coughs and sneezes.

  •  As we return to more familiar routines, be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.

Please check here for regular diocesan updates and FAQs.

Thank you once again for all that you have been doing to keep people safe and connected over the last three months.

Bishop Ross Bay