St Mary by the Sea

Navigating the waves of life together

8 am Traditional Communion
10am Intergenerational Worship
168 Deep Creek Rd, Torbay, Auckland 0630
Aotearoa New Zealand

Informal Communion

Current Series

For 40 days leading up to Easter we prepare ourselves for the Resurrection. Our theme this year is Wandering Heart – Figuring out faith with Peter.

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Interested in volunteering at our community shop?

Intergenerational Worship

At our main 10am service we are exploring what it means to be an intergenerational church. Our goal is to share our faith across the generations; to learn from and inspire each other to be resilient and faithful.


Plan your visit to St Mary by the Sea, 168 Deep Creek Road, Torbay. Ph 09 473 8183

Have Kids?

We have lots happening for children and youth. Click here to check out what we offer

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Service Times

8am Traditional Communion
10am Intergenerational Worship

10am Informal Communion

only service is Sunday 9am

Our Mission & Vision

St Mary by the Sea’s vision and mission is to help connect people to faith in Jesus

That every follower of Jesus has the opportunity to be comprehensively intergenerational in their heart and practice, so that the way of Jesus may be passed on as a faith journey that is lived out everyday. Our heart is for Intergenerational Christian Worship. This means that our main worship service is fully intergenerational. We don’t believe in just creating worship experiences outside of the main service; we believe in creating comprehensive intergenerational experiences in the main service

Community. Diversity. Family. Friendship. Tradition.

Our guiding values
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Serving in the Community Shop

Children and Youth



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Shrove Tuesday

Feb 13, 2024 @ 5:30pm
168 Deep Creek Rd, Torbay

Long ago, chickens were older breeds and would not have laid eggs in the winter. On Shrove Tuesday, people would have been eating up the last of the preserved eggs, which were probably coming to the end of their preservation period. During Lent people were meant to fast (go without food) and reflect. It was a serious time and people weren’t encouraged to be extravagant. Today though, we eat normally through Lent and pancakes are a nice way of bringing us together.


Ash Wednesday – Traditional

Feb 14, 2024 @ 10:00am
168 Deep Creek Rd, Torbay

A traditional imposition of ashes

Ash Wednesday “Tune my heart”

Feb 14, 2024 @ 7:00pm
168 Deep Creek Rd, Torbay

Tune my heart” | ASH WEDNESDAY

A tuning fork is used to tune various instruments to a proper pitch so that all the instruments can play together in harmony. We turn ourselves into God, ready to journey with Peter through Lent, Holy Week and Easter.



We Gather Every Wednesday & Sunday

Wednesday 10am
Informal Communion

Sundays 8am
Traditional Communion

Sundays 10am
Intergenerational Worship

Plan Your Visit

We have angle parking right outside on the kerbside. To catch the bus, the regular services to us are the 856 and 861, you will want to get off at Stop 3064/3068 or 3066, depending on what direction the bus is going


168 Deep Creek Road
Auckland 0630
Aotearoa New Zealand

Intergenerational Worship

We sit at tables of 8 people. We start with sung worship, confession, scripture and a response to scripture. We then move into intercessory prayer and communion. We close with sung worship and a blessing.

For more on intergenerational worship, click here.

Church Blog

The Latest News & Updates

Intergenerational Christian Formation

Our heart is for Intergenerational Christian Worship. Different people believe in different types of Intergenerational Ministry and have different starting points. Our heart is for iGen Worship. This means that our main worship service is fully intergenerational. We...

Testimonials – Intergenerational Worship Experiences

Warden [Board Member] Board review comments Intergenerational worship at our 10 am service every Sunday has been a big success story, and ‘It has revitalised our Parish.’ The collective experience of the Vestry members is that the new intergenerational service has...

Space for you and your baby

Space supports you and your baby throughout your first critical year, while you build great relationships with other parents. Together with your little one, you’ll meet weekly over 20-30 weeks to explore parenting and your baby’s development as you discover what works for your family in a safe, facilitated environment. As well as discussion topics such as sleep, attachment and brain development, you’ll enjoy music, books and play experiences while getting to know the families in your group.

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