St Francis Anglican Christmas Services for 2023

800 years ago this year, our patron saint, St Francis of Assisi, put together the world’s first-ever nativity scene, helping to bring the Christmas story alive for ordinary people. Please join us for one or more of our Christmas services:

Sunday 10 April at 10:00 am: Readings and Carols. This is an informal Christmas service which involves people from our Titurangi community. There will be a mix of readings from Scripture and contemporary literature, and carols both traditional and from New Zealand hymn writers.

Sunday 24 December at 4:30 pm: Christmas Eve service. This will be a joyful family friendly service, anticipating the arrival of Christmas Day. Lots of your favourite Christmas carols!

Monday 25 December at 9:30 am: Christmas Day service. “Joy to the world, the Lord has come!” A time to celebrate the birth of Jesus before the busyness of Christmas Day begins.

Our peaceful church is a quiet place of refuge set among the lush bush found in Titirangi.

Inside you will find an open worship and meeting space with a beautifully designed gold cross (by Stephen Bambury) above the altar.

Everyone is welcome – visitors often comment on the warmth of the welcome they receive.

Prayer of St Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, unity;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is sadness, joy;
Where there is darkness, light.

A Local Shared Ministry Unit

St Francis is a welcoming church in the heart of the bush, in the peaceful and nurturing environment of the Waitakeres.

Often at a morning service in the spring or summer you may see the tuis through the windows above the simple sanctuary with its beautifully designed cross and its finely handcrafted banners.

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Join us for Worship

We gather every Sunday and at other times for special services.
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Meet the team

We have an enthusiastic group of volunteers to lead us.

Our governing body is a mixture of lay and ordained people.