Churches

Churches

Grey Street

Grey Street Church now has a combined Communicant Membership of 238, and a total Pastoral Roll of 711. Worship on most Sundays starts with the 10am English language (and multicultural) Service, then 12noon (Samoan), 1.30pm (Cook Island) and 3pm (Niuean). The first Sunday of the month is a Combined Communion with all the parish groups attending. Hymns are sung in four languages, and other parts of the service are sometimes multilingual. Traditions of the “partner” churches are honoured in various ways, including the third Sunday in the month when Communion is celebrated by a lay person reflecting the Christian Churches’ heritage. The fifth Sunday of the month is a Communion and Healing Service, representing part of the Methodist influence in the parish. Worship leaders endeavour to use distinctive features from each of the denominations in the parish, thus providing a diversity of styles and approach to the liturgy.

The Combined Sunday School meets each Sunday morning, then they join the 10am Worship Service in the church. Each of the language groups conduct their Sunday School lessons in their own language, as well as in English.

Saint Stephen's

St Stephen’s presently has a Communicant Membership of 32, and the congregation averages 31 at worship. There is a broad age range, and evenly distributed. This truly multicultural church includes Palagi, Samoan, Tongan, Indian and Fijian members. Church Services are normally conducted in English.

The “Junior Church” (Sunday School) uses the “Seasons of the Spirit” study material. An active youth group meets regularly, and sometimes leads worship. Sunday Services are at 10am, with the second Sunday in the month being a Communion Service.