Lent and Easter Services 2021

Lent studies 
Several churches around the diocese are hosting special studies and events to mark the season of Lent. Please note: We’ve done our best to make this list as up to date as possible but there may be more events that we are not aware of. 
  • Parnell – Holy Trinity Cathedral, Lenten Studies: Mondays 22 February, 1 March, 8 March, 15 March and 22 March, 7:30pm in the Bishop Selwyn Chapel. “A River through the Desert”. Lenten studies from St George’s College, Jerusalem. See more here.
  • Ponsonby – All Saints Church: Starting Wednesday 24 February, 7:30pm in the All Saints vicarage. “Devotions for Lent: A Way other than our Own” by Walter Brueggemann. For more information and updates from their newsletter, visit their website.
  • Warkworth Anglican: Starting Monday 22 February various groups, venues and times. “The Long Road to Heaven: A Lent course based on the film The Way.” Check it out here.
  • Birkenhead – All Saints: Sundays from 21 Feb , 11.00am and Wednesdays from 24 February, 7.00pm. “Rebuilding the Ruins”. Lenten study from the Wellington Diocese. More details here.
  • Campbells Bay – St John’s: Thursdays 18 February, 4 March, 18 March, 7.00pm. Studies from Stephen Cottrell’s book The Things He Carried. More details here.
  • Devonport – Holy Trinity: Various small groups will study a resource called “Engaging Theology”. More details here.
  • Torbay – St Mary by the Sea: Sign up here for daily Lent reflections. Also Lent study groups Visio Divina Wednesdays 10am at the church and Wednesdays 12.30pm on Zoom. More details here.
  • Pukekohe – St Andrew’s: Thursdays from 18 February 7.30pm and Tuesdays from 23 February (time TBC). “A River through the Desert”. Lenten studies from St George’s College, Jerusalem. More details here.
  • Epsom – St Andrew’s: Wednesdays from 24 February approx 10.45am in the parish centre and Thursdays from 18 February, 7.30pm in the church. “God’s Earth, Our Home”. More details here.
  • St Heliers – St Philip’s: Sundays from 21 February 4.00pm. BBC “A History of Christianity” with Diarmaid MacCulloch. More details here.
Lent and Easter services
Some services and events at the beginning of Lent had to be cancelled or move online because of alert level restrictions, but planning is still going ahead for Easter 2021. This is a list of the services that have been confirmed and it will be updated as more information comes in. The list is organised by region and then area, in alphabetical order. Or you can search using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F.
 
 
NORTHLAND REGION
MINISTRY UNIT/CHURCH
LENT/ EASTER SERVICE DATE AND TIME
Dargaville – Holy Trinity Church
Hakaru – St Michael’s and All Angels
 
Kaitaia – St Saviours – Kaitaia
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 10.30am
Kaiwaka – St Paul’s
 
Kawakawa – St Thomas
 
Kerikeri – St James
 
Mangawhai – Christ the King
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 9.00am Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion. Please check.
Mangonui – St Andrew’s
Maunu – St John the Evangelist
Okaihau – St Catherine’s
 
Onerahi – St Stephen’s (Manaia Local Shared Ministry Unit)
Paihia – St Paul’s
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 7.00pm
Pakanae – St Luke’s
 
Pakaraka – Holy Trinity
 
Paparoa Mission District
 
Portland – Holy Cross
 
Pukenui – St Mary’s
 
Rawene – All Saints
 
Ruakaka – St Paul’s
 
Ruawai – St Michael’s
 
Russell – Christ Church
 
Te Kopuru – St Peter’s
 
Towai – St Michael and All Angels
 
Tutukaka Coast Community Church
 
Waimamaku – St Philip’s
 
Waimate North – St John the Baptist
Waipu – St Peter’s
 
Waiotemarama – St Barnabas
 
Whangarei – Christ Church
Whirinaki – St David’s
 
 
RODNEY REGION
MINISTRY UNIT/CHURCH
LENT/ EASTER SERVICE DATE AND TIME
Helensville – St Matthew’s
 
Huapai – St Chad’s
 
Kaipara Flats – St Albans
 
Kaukapakapa – All Saints
 
Leigh – St Michael and All Angels
 
Matakana – St Leonard
 
Orewa – St Chad’s
  •  Ash Wednesday 17 February 9.30am Imposition of Ashes. Cancelled.
Silverdale – Holy Trinity Church
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 7.00pm Imposition of Ashes. Cancelled.
South Kaipara – St Matthew’s
 
Waiwera – Christ Church
 
Warkworth – Christ Church
  •  Ash Wednesday 17 February 7.00pm Ecumenical service. Cancelled.
Wellsford – All Saints
 
Wellsford/Tomorata – St Francis in the Fields
 
 
AUCKLAND – NORTH SHORE
MINISTRY UNIT/CHURCH
LENT/ EASTER SERVICE DATE AND TIME
Albany – Holy Cross
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February services at St Mary by the Sea Torbay 10.00am and 7.30pm. Now online. Please check here.
Beach Haven – Cedar Centre
  •  Ash Wednesday 17 February. See Facebook
Birkenhead – All Saints
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 10.00am and 7.00pm. Cancelled.
Campbells Bay – St John’s
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February services at St Mary by the Sea Torbay 10.00am and 7.30pm. Now online. Please check here.
Devonport – Holy Trinity
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 10.00am at Holy Trinity; 6.30pm St Francis De Sales Church. Cancelled.
  • Palm Sunday 28 March 8.00am and 9.30am Holy Trinity
  • Maundy Thursday 1 April 7.00pm Holy Trinity
  • Good Friday 2 April 10.00am Windsor Reserve; 2.00pm Choral service Holy Trinity
  • Easter Sunday 4 April 6.30am Balmain Reserve; 8.00am Eucharist and 9.30am All-age Communion Holy Trinity
Glenfield – St Barnabas
 
Greenhithe – St Michael’s and All Angels
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February services at St Mary by the Sea Torbay 10.00am and 7.30pm. Now online. Please check here.
Milford – St Paul’s by the Sea
 
Northcote – St John the Baptist
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 10.00am Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes. Cancelled.
Takapuna – St Peter’s
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 10.00am and 7.00pm Imposition of Ashes. Cancelled.
Torbay – St Mary by the Sea
  • Pancakes and Ashes Tuesday 16 February 5.30pm. Cancelled.
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 10.00am Traditional service; 7.30pm Combined service. Now online. Please check here.
Whangaparoa – St Stephen’s
  •  Ash Wednesday 17 February 7.30pm. Now online
 
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
MINISTRY UNIT/CHURCH
LENT/ EASTER SERVICE DATE AND TIME
Auckland City – St Augustine’s
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 9.00pm Night prayer live on Facebook.
Auckland City – St Matthew in the City
  • Shrove Tuesday 16 February events. Cancelled.
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February services. Cancelled.
Auckland City – St Paul’s
Avondale – St Jude’s
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 6.30pm Night Prayers Live on Facebook.
Balmoral – St Alban the Martyr
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 7.30pm. Cancelled.
  • Palm Sunday 28 February 9.30am
  • Easter Around the World 28 March 7.00pm
  • Stations of the Cross 31 March 7.30pm
  • Maundy Thursday 1 April 7.30pm
  • Good Friday 2 April 10.00am
  • Easter Saturday 3 April 8.00pm
  • Easter Sunday 4 April 9.30am
Blockhouse Bay – Church of the Saviour
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 7.30pm Combined churches service. Now via Zoom.
Ellerslie – Christ Church
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 7.30pm Combined service. Now online.
Epsom – St Andrew’s
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 10.00am and 7.00pm. Now via Zoom at 12noon and 7.00pm. Contact the office for an invitation.
  • Palm Sunday 28  March 9.30am Intergenerational service with joint choirs.
  • Holy Week Monday to Wednesday 29-31 March  7.00pm
  • Maundy Thursday 1 April 7.00pm
  • Good Friday 2 April 9.30am Intergenerational service
  • Saturday 3  April Great Easter Vigil Service
  • Easter Day Sunday 4 April 9.30am with Bishop Ross
Epsom – St George’s
  • Shrove Tuesday 16 February 4.00pm Pancakes and Ashes. Cancelled.
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 10.00am and 7.00pm. Now online.
Glen Innes – St Mary’s
 
Great Barrier – St John’s
 
Grey Lynn – St Columba
 
Hillsborough – St Margaret’s
Kohimarama – St Andrew’s
 
Lynfield – Lynfield Community Church
 
Meadowbank – St Chad’s
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February Service. Cancelled.
Mount Albert – St Luke’s
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 7.30pm. Via Zoom.
Mt Eden – St Barnabas (Asian Mission District)
 
New Lynn – St Thomas’s
Onehunga – St Peter’s
  • Monday 15 February 7.00pm Night prayer via Zoom
  • Tuesday 16 February 7.00pm Night prayer via Zoom
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 10.00am via Zoom. Details on Facebook. 7.30pm Combined service online.
Panmure – St Matthias
Parnell – Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • Ash Wednesday Ecumenical Service 17 February 7.30pm. Cancelled.
Ponsonby – All Saints
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 10am and 7.30pm. Cancelled.
Remuera – St Aidan’s
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February Services. Cancelled. See Facebook.
Remuera – St Mark’s
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 10am and 7.30pm. Cancelled.
Royal Oak – St John the Evangelist
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 10.00am Reflective service; 7.30pm Combined service. Now online.
Sandringham – St Martin at St Chad’s
 
St Helier’s – St Philip’s
  • Shrove Tuesday 16 February Picnic. Cancelled.
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February Services. Cancelled.
  • Palm Sunday 28 March 8.00am Holy Communion and 9.30am Family Eucharist.
  • Holy Week Monday to Wednesday 29-31 March Evening prayer.
  • Maundy Thursday 1 April 7.00pm Eucharist Service, prayer vigil to follow
  • Good Friday 2 April 9am Liturgy of worship.
  • Easter Day Sunday 4 April 8.00am Holy Communion and 9.30am Family Eucharist.
Tamaki – St Thomas
Telugu Mission District
  •  Ash Wednesday 17 February 7.30pm. Now online.
Waiheke Island – St Andrew’s by the Sea
 
AUCKLAND – EAST
MINISTRY UNIT/CHURCH
LENT/ EASTER SERVICE DATE AND TIME
Beachlands – St Hilda’s
 
Flat Bush – St Paul’s
Howick – All Saints
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 10.00am in the Selwyn Church via Zoom; 7.00pm at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Cancelled. 
  • Maunday Thursday 1 April 7.30pm Last Supper and stripping of the altar.
  • Good Friday 2 April 9.30am Service of the Cross; 12noon to 3.00pm The Great Three Hours
  • Easter Day Sunday 4 April 7.30am Holy Communion; 9.30am All-age Eucharist
Maraetai – St Mark’s
 
Pakuranga – St Peter’s
Whitford – St Thomas
 
 
AUCKLAND – WEST
MINISTRY UNIT/CHURCH
LENT/ EASTER SERVICE DATE AND TIME
Glen Eden – St Andrews
 
Henderson – St Michael and All Angels
  •  Ash Wednesday 17 February 7.30pm. Now online.
Massey – Church of the Good Shepherd
Swanson – St Mark’s
  •  Ash Wednesday 17 February 7.30pm. Now online.
Te Atatu – St Paul’s
Titirangi – St Francis
 
 
AUCKLAND – SOUTH
MINISTRY UNIT/CHURCH
LENT/ EASTER SERVICE DATE AND TIME
Buckland’s Beach – St John’s
Clendon – St Elizabeth’s
Clevedon – All Souls
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 7.00pm. Live on Facebook.
Ardmore – St James’
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 7.00pm. Live on Facebook.
Alfriston – Christ Church
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 7.00pm. Live on Facebook.
Mataitai – Holy Trinity
 
Mangere East – Selwyn Church
Manurewa – St Luke’s
 
Otahuhu – Holy Trinity
 
Papakura – Christ Church
 
Karaka – St Margaret’s
 
Papatoetoe – St George the Martyr
  •  Ash Wednesday 17 February 7.30pm. Via Zoom.
 
FRANKLIN REGION
MINISTRY UNIT/ORGANISATION
LENT/ EASTER SERVICE DATE AND TIME
Bombay – St Peter’s in the Forest
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 7.00pm Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes at St Peter’s. Please check.
Mauku – St Bride’s
 
Pokeno – St Mary on the Hill
 
Pukekohe – St Andrew’s
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 10.00am Eucharist at St Andrew’s; 7.00pm Combined service at St Patrick’s Catholic Church. Please check.
Pukekohe – St Paul’s
 
Tuakau – St John Before the Latin Gate
 
 
COROMANDEL PENINSULA
MINISTRY UNIT/CHURCH
LENT/ EASTER SERVICE DATE AND TIME
Coromandel – Christ Church
 
Mercury Bay – St Peter the Fisherman 
 
Tairua – St Francis
 
Thames – St George the Martyr
  • Ash Wednesday 17 February 6.30pm St George’s Lady Chapel. Please check.