The Melanesian Martyrs' Memorial Church of St Andrews

Parish Profile




Our Vicar Stephen Baxter has been with us coming up 15 years.

We currently have 340 regular parishioners.  All of whom attend and are personally known by our Vicar.

We also service a wider nominal Anglican group within our community and our community at large.

We have parishioners who attend on a regular basis from the North Shore, i.e. 3 families, and others from West and South Auckland.

Parishioners come from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Over the past ten years our congregation has got noticeably younger.

We also have a number of younger people attending our parish groups who don’t attend on a Sunday.

We are fortunate to share a special relationship with the Church of Melanesia.




Rev’d Stephen Baxter – Vicar

Rev’d Dr. Kay Brightley – Deacon Assistant – Non Stipendiary (Ordinand)

Cannon David Bindon –Non Stipendiary

Rev’d Geoff Hickman – Non Stipendiary

Kids’ Club Manager – Agnes Butista and support staff

Organist – Brent Nicholson – Non Stipendiary

Parish Secretary – Agnes Butista

Selwyn Centre Coordinator – Janet Steadman

Other Volunteers



Clergy meetings



Parish Recorder


Kohimarama Parish Investment Trust

Music Committee

Pastoral Care Committee

Pre-School Music Committee

Property Committee

Selwyn Centre Committee

St. Andrew’s Kids’ Club Turst

Worship Committee


Regular Services

8.00am & 9.00am Sunday Services

Evensong – Evening

Wednesday Communions






Parish Groups

All Comers Choir

Bible Study – Day Group

Bible Study – Evening Group

Bridge Club

Course in Miracles Group

Meditation Group

Mothers Union

Spirituality Group

Selwyn Centre

Study Groups

Sunday School

Youth Group



Counselling Service

Periodic Detention Workers – Working alongside and counselling

Pre- School Music

Selwyn Centre

St. Andrew’s Kids’ Club Holiday, Before & After School Care

Hall Use e.g. AA Largest group in New Zealand

Learning & Play Group


Parish Fun

Cocktail Parties

Parish Movie Nights

Parish Picnics


Social Events for Younger Parishioners

Vicarage Christmas Party




Parish Garage Sale




Other Achievements

Protection of the Mary Atkin Land & Cottage.

Finishing the church building with the building of the Bell Tower.

We have meet budget each year despite not having any endowments.

We have giving $400.00 monthly to the Anglican board of Mission for over 15 Years.


In Development

Learning & Pay Group – for 2-5 year olds

Regular Choir