Hi ,
the government have just announced that we in Auckland are staying at alert level 3 until Wednesday 26th August 11.59pm. This decision will be reviewed on Monday 21st August 2020.

This means, that St Mary by the Sea, the hall and Community Shop continue to remain closed at least until Thursday 27th August 2020. The buildings remain closed until we advise you that they are open.

We will be back in contact with you, when we have an update from the government.

This means that there will be:
  • Wednesday 10am Bible Study on Zoom (link below)
  • Sunday 10am worship on YouTube and Zoom morning tea afterwards (links below)
  • No Wednesday or Sunday in-person services
  • No Mainly Music
  • Community Shop remains closed
So stay home, wash your hands, be kind.


Online YouTube Worship

Sunday 16th August

Moses’ Mother Gives Moses Up So He Can Live

EXODUS 1:22, 2:1-10

This week we look at when our plans for our children unravel.

After Service Morning Tea and Chit-Chat

See you after our 10am YouTube service for a chit-chat on zoom - Meeting ID: 919-265-616

Zoom Bible Study

See at 10am for our Zoom Bible study - Meeting ID: 919-265-616

Alert Level 3

We are in Covid19 alert level 3 (at least) until 11:59pm Wednesday 12th August 2020. The rest of the country is in Covid19 alert level 2.

All our buildings are currently closed.
In case, you can not remember what level 3 is, here a link to the information from the government

Alert Level 3 — Restrict

High risk the disease is not contained.

Risk assessment

  • Community transmission might be happening.
  • New clusters may emerge but can be controlled through testing and contact tracing.

Range of measures that can be applied locally or nationally

  • People instructed to stay home in their bubble other than for essential personal movement — including to go to work, school if they have to or for local recreation.
  • Physical distancing of 2 metres outside home including on public transport, or 1 metre in controlled environments like schools and workplaces.
  • Bubbles must stay within their immediate household bubble but can expand this to reconnect with close family/whānau, or bring in caregivers or support isolated people. This extended bubble should remain exclusive.
  • Schools between years 1 to 10 and Early Childhood Education centres can safely open but will have limited capacity. Children should learn at home if possible.
  • People must work from home unless that is not possible.
  • Businesses can open premises, but cannot physically interact with customers.
  • Low-risk local recreation activities are allowed.
  • Public venues are closed. This includes libraries, museums, cinemas, food courts, gyms, pools, playgrounds, markets.
  • Gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed but only for wedding services, funerals and tangihanga. Physical distancing and public health measures must be maintained.
  • Healthcare services use virtual, non-contact consultations where possible.
  • Inter-regional travel is highly limited to, for example, essential workers, with limited exemptions for others.
  • People at high risk of severe illness such as older people and those with existing medical conditions are encouraged to stay at home where possible, and take additional precautions when leaving home. They may choose to work.

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.


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