Hi ,
it was great to be able to celebrate level 1 last week. We also began our new teaching series called Unraveled. This week we explore Peter walking on the water, and how we all get things wrong at times. We meet at 8am and 10am for in-person worship. At 10am on YouTube our new podcast of the homily during our unraveled series goes live. We hope to see you online, or in person this Sunday.

Unraveled Teaching Series

We have started a teaching series called "Unraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart". The last few months have been challenging in many ways and this will be a time to reflect and contemplate on the ways that our lives have been unraveled by circumstances and how God works to both challenge and transform us.

In-person worship - St Mary by the Sea

We hold three in person worship services:
  • Sunday 8am communion
  • Sunday 10am communion
  • Wednesday 10am communion & Bible Study (cancelled this week as there is no power)

Power cut Wednesday 24th June

St Mary by the Sea and Office Closed

There is a powercut between 9am and 4pm, Wed 24 June 2020. St Mary by the Sea will be closed that day

Wednesday 10am worship cancelled

There will be no Wednesday service, this Wednesday 24th June 2020 as there will be no power. See you next week.

Wednesday Zoom Bible study @ 10am instead

We will have to have our Bible study online this week as there will be now power at St Mary by the Sea. So we will blend the 10am and 12noon studies together on Zoom, this Wednesday 24th June 2020 @ 10am instead.
See you on Zoom @ 10am.

Sunday 21st June 2020

Peter Sinks

Today in our second of the unravelled series, we look at Peter sinking, and how we all get things wrong at times

Peace, Dion.
This week we look at God's call to settle, when we are in times of uncertainty.

Community Shop

Mon - Sat, 10am - 4pm

We look forward to seeing you there – keep safe from all the Team.

Online YouTube Podcast Stream

Teaching Podcast goes live each Sunday 10:02am. Did you miss church? Catch up online and join us for our series.

1. GENESIS 18:1-15; 21:1-7 || Sarah Laughs
2. MATTHEW 14:22-33 || Peter Sinks in the Water
3. 2 SAMUEL 3:7; 21:1-14 || Rizpah Mourns Her Sons
4. LUKE 19:1-10 || Zacchaeus the Wealthy Tax Collector
5. EXODUS 5:1-2; 7:8-23 || Pharaoh Hardens His Heart to Moses’ Requests
6. ACTS 9:1-20 || The Conversion of Saul to Paul
7. JEREMIAH 29:1-7 || Encouraging the Israelites in Exile to Plant Gardens & Build Houses
8. JOHN 4:1-29 || The Samaritan Woman at the Well
9. JOHN 20:19-29 || Thomas
10. EXODUS 1:22, 2:1-10 || Moses’ Mother Gives Moses Up So He Can Live
11. JOB 28:12-28 || Job’s Lament and Loss
12. MARK 5:1-20 || Jesus Heals Legion, a Man Possessed by Demons

The link to our YouTube Chanel is the same each week. Click the button below for the YouTube channel.

Bible Studies

Normally we hold two bible studies (see below). This week, Wednesday 24 June, we will only have one study due to a power cut. See you at 10am on zoom instead.

Our in-person Bible Study is Wednesday @10am. We first begin with a short informal communion service, where we look at the saint for the day.

Our on-line Bible Study is Wednesday @12noon - Meeting ID: 919-265-616

Just Art Competition

Just Art competition launched! We believe art and artists have a God-given prophetic role to play in calling us to Kingdom justice! So we’re calling for submissions from Artists up and down this beautiful land of Aotearoa!
Are you a songwriter, poet, painter, photographer or graphic artist? You could enter? Or who else in YOUR church who could enter? Entries need to be submitted to by midnight July 31.
Terms and Conditions are on or see the FaceBook page at
just-art-competition flyer, linking to their website

Rest Services

Rest home services at Aria Bay Rest Home and Torbay Resthome. For more information, contact Tony Nettleton.
Mon 22 June. 11am. Aria Bay Rest Home, Browns Bay.
Wed 24 June. 11am. Torbay Rest Home, Torbay.
Tony Nettleton, 027 278 1450 or

Birthdays and Anniversarys

Happy Birthday to Ailsa McCarlie for Thursday 25th June
Would you like to be on our celebration list? Email

Word of Today and Our Daily Bread

New copies are out. Collect them from church, or access them online below.

The online versions are here:
and the youth version here:
Our Daily Bread:

Church Life Survey

Every now and again, the Church Life Survey, releases a study about how Christian's experience faith and life. A survey for their next study is being released Friday 22 May here. and it focuses our experience under lockdown, in particular assessing the effectiveness of online services and other forms of support.

Faith 5

Faith 5 is 5 simple steps to help us nurture our faith. It is simple enough to be done multiple times a week.
1: SHARE your highs and lows
2: READ a Bible story
3: TALK about how the Bible reading might relate to your highs and lows
4: PRAY for one another’s highs and lows
5: BLESS one another
More info here:

Regular Information

Praying for Others

Please send names for the Sunday Prayer-List by Sunday evening to Tony Nettleton, 027 278 1450 or Names can be sent at other times as required.

Roof Appeal

Extensive work to repair the roof has been done, have a look at the photos on the notice board to see why. Please donate to our roof repair fund. St Mary by the Sea, BNZ, Browns Bay Account# 02-0120-0047903-003 Please reference your donation with your surname or giving number and the word ROOF.


Vestry would like to encourage you to give to support our ministry. Giving and donations can be made to:
St Mary by the Sea
BNZ Browns Bay 02-0120-0047903-003
Please reference your donation with your surname or giving number.


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Rev’d Dion Blundell, Office:094738183 Mobile:0211378624 Home:094732270

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Rev’d Jay Smith, 0211045914


Jean Coomer, 094780080
Susan Haslam, 094150073

St Mary by the Sea

PO Box 89-082, Torbay, Auckland, 0742
168 Deep Creek Rd, Torbay, Auckland, 0630
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