What we believe
You don't have to be a Christian to come to St Paul's; neither do you have to be perfect. This is Waiwhetu's church and everyone who is wanting to explore faith issues is welcome to drop by and check us out. We hope our church and church community can be of service to you.
We love because God first loved us. God calls us to be in relationship with one another. As we share in one another's lives and seek to support those in need we respond to God's call.
We are an Anglican Church which believes in the Trinity and the over-arching love of God. We uphold the Bible as sacred Scripture, inspired by the Holy Spirit and interpreted by the Church. We affirm the Creeds and the Apostolic succession.
We believe that everyone was made in the image of God and that all are equal. The church is the Body of Christ and all the baptised have an important part to play in God's kingdom. Each of us has different gifts and so are called to different areas. It is our intention to discern these gifts and provide opportunities to share them with others.
We are a sacramental church. That means that we practise baptism and celebrate the Eucharist (Communion/Lord's Supper). We worship God with prayers of thanksgiving, songs of praise, and words of affirmation. We acknowledge our need for forgiveness as well as our need to reconcile and forgive others. We give thanks for God's awe-inspiring love and mercy, and we seek to share that with others.