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News across the Parish and Diocese

Regular giving to the parish

You can give to the parish directly via bank transfer by setting up a regular scheduled payment to the following account:

Manuka St Paul’s Anglican Church Direct Debits, BSB 702389 Account 05200454.

Giving in this way allows us to better plan our budget. This account is only for regular giving. For special appeals please contact the office.

Reading of the Gospel of Mark

After the 7pm Eucharist on Monday 15th April, the EfM group will adjourn to the Mollison Room for a short supper, and then sit in stillness and listen to the Gospel of Mark being read aloud.

All are welcome.

Please join us if you can.

New Evening Service

A meeting for anyone interested in being involved in the new evening service is to be held on Saturday 13 April at 10.30am at St David’s.

The Rector would also like to hear from any instrumental musicians / singers who may be interested in helping with music at the service. The service will begin in May and will be on Sundays at 5pm initially at St David’s Red Hill.


Parishioners are respectfully reminded that no one should be parking on the grass and please do not park beyond the prescribed areas. Parishioners are not to park between the rectories and the hall.

Thank you

The Refugee Support Team showing of the challenging film Capharnaum raised $1196 for the UNHCR Emergency Winter Appeal.

Many thanks for your generous support!

Holy Week

As part of our Holy Week observances, Igitur Nos Chamber Choir, directed by Matthew Stuckings, will sing the ancient monastic office of Tenebrae at St Paul’s on Holy Tuesday, 16th April, at 8pm (ie. after the evening Eucharist for that day).

The music includes the Lamentations of Jeremiah as set by Thomas Tallis, and the Tenebrae Responsories by Tomas Luis de Victoria.

‘Tenebrae’ is Latin for ‘shadows’, this very moving and contemplative service of readings and music is sung in near darkness, with candles extinguished one by one as the service proceeds.

AGM News

The incoming parish councillors are: Peter Cumines, Les Bohm and James Waddell (rector’s appointment).

The incoming churchwardens are: Bruce Glendinning (rector’s), Peter Mcdermott and Robert Deane.

Naresh Gunsakera continues in the role of Treasurer and Helen Raymond as minutes secretary.

St David’s: Robert Goodrick, Amanda Lynch, Gail du Pisaine (rector’s appointment), Lorraine Litster (warden) Duncan Anderson (rector’s warden) and one vacancy yet to be appointed by the Rector.