At the geographical heart of Auckland City, tucked up against Dominion Road, we find a quiet area of grass with large old trees surrounding the beautiful church dedicated to Saint Alban the Martyr, which along with some of the trees is a listed and historic place. Road works carried out when the tramline first went in along Dominion Road has left the church building lower than street-level, yet the impressive brick and wood building in Romanesque style stands out as a solid witness to the Glory of God in this place.
Inside, our church is a good place to spend time, praying, reading, growing closer to God. As countless others have attested, simply sitting in the presence of God in our church brings calm and perspective to the issues of daily life. It is also worthwhile browsing through pictures of our forebears who wielded pick and shovel to build the foundations of the church building, learning our Parish history, or exploring our roots...and then going for a wander outside beneath the gracious oak trees, or under the homely shade of the pohutukawa.
Best of all is to share the worship with the hospitable people of this Parish who love God and seek to know him and each other more deeply. This is an Anglican church built by Pakeha. However, we extend open arms to warmly welcome congregations of emigrant families who have established themselves and their families in Auckland.
These other congregations share our beautiful church for Worship in their faith tradition and cultural style. They include congregations from Hindi speaking Anglicans in Tikanga Pasifika whose Parish is called Anugrah (Grace), also the Eritrean Orthodox originating from North Africa and Indian Orthodox (Saint Dionysius) go to help make up the twelve acts of public worship that occur throughout every week.
This is a place which lives in a timeless tradition of hospitality and outreach in the world wide Christian communion of faith and hope. All are welcome to visit, worship and fully participate in the central act of Christian Worship, The Eucharist. We are a Parish community worshipping in the Anglican expression of the Catholic Faith as it is gifted to us through the Creeds and Canons of the Church. We are noted for the richness of our liturgy and music and above all for our sincerity of warmth when welcoming others in to experience God in this place.