About us

Our historic church of St. Jude, built in 1884, is a welcoming Anglican church in Central West Auckland. It sits above the train line in St. Jude Street, close to the Avondale train station and near the shopping centre and other amenities. We are a busy parish, with regular services, a Sunday School (called Kids' Church), Mainly Music sessions, a Mothers' Union group, bi-weekly Bible Study and a prayer group. A group for young adults (ages 15-25 has recently started).

St. Jude's regularly donates items to the Auckland City Mission foodbank, Family First and the Neo-Natal Unit. We have a community larder on the St Jude Street frontage, and all are welcome to take whatever food they wish from this, and leave whatever they wish for others.

Our current Priest-in-Charge is the Rev'd Dr Noel Cox, in post since 2018.

Noel was previously at Warkworth, and Sandringham and Mount Roskill, and before that in the Church in Wales, having originally trained for ministry in Auckland. He is also a chaplain at the International Seafarers' Centre Auckland, and for St John New Zealand. He was previously a legal academic, some time barrister, and author of a number of chapters, articles (published in such journals as Churchman, Law and Justice, Journal of Anglican Studies, Journal of Law and Religion, Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, and the Ecclesiastical Law Journal), and books (including Church and State in the Post-Colonial Era: The Anglican Church and the Constitution in New Zealand (Polygraphia (NZ) Ltd, Auckland, 2008)). He is married to Katy, and they have two dogs, Teddy and Wilbur.