News – Evergreens 11 May. Melissa Hay, Optometrist

Evergreens is open to everyone but is primarily aimed at the over-60s.
Meetings start with morning tea at 10am. $2 donation towards costs.

Wednesday 11 May 2022 – Speaker MELISSA HAY 

Melissa started at Milford Optometrists in 2003, just after graduating from Auckland University with Honours.

She says that ” … it was always my dream to own my own practice and I was lucky enough to achieve this dream early on.  Optometry offers a great variety of people, and I enjoy the problem solving aspect of patient demands.”

Read more abut Melissa here, and some articles by Melissa from Channelmag here

News. Services resume

With the introduction of the Covid ‘Traffic Lights’ System on 3 December, services and activities in the church have resumed.  These include the Craft Group, Weightwatchers and other groups.

The first Sunday Service under the new arrangements was held on 5 December.  Coincidentally this marked the first anniversary of the commissioning of Pastor Brian to ministry at the church.

Although naturally there were future attendees than usual (what is “usual” these days?) 38 attended. Social Distancing was observed and there was obvious delight in being able to meet up with members of the church family again, albeit not over tea and coffee, and mainly in the car park!

Socially distanced, and a smaller congregation than usual but delighted to be worshipping together again!

News – Alfresco Sunday Service

Sunday 21 November 2021 – Two outdoor services were held in the grounds of the Kindergarten at the rear of the church. Attendance was limited to a maximum of 25 persons at each to comply with Covid regulations and social distancing was maintained.

We were blessed with fine weather!

(Photographs by Bronwyn McKay)

News – Evergreens 28 July – ‘Power and Trickery as depicted in art’

Priscilla LowryPriscilla Lowry will bring us a talk entitled ‘Power and Trickery as depicted in art’.

Priscilla Lowry trained as a Home Economics teacher, specialising in textiles and gained her BA from Auckland University majoring in Art History and Education.

She was the owner and director of Gallery St John in Remuera which focused on hand worked silk, exhibiting everything from tiny exquisite items to wearable art. This period was followed by seventeen years in the UK where for six years she was the Director of the Schuster Gallery which specialized in illuminated manuscripts. During this time she obtained her MA in Medieval History from London University.

This was followed by almost constant travelling in the UK and abroad, teaching and giving lectures and workshops on working with silk. Concurrently, she wrote two books published in the UK on the history of silk and a third book, The World of Silk on her return to NZ. For the last ten years she has been teaching Medieval History at Auckland University and has continued to give talks and workshops, and judge for major exhibitions of textiles.

Evergreens is open to everyone but is primarily aimed at the over-60s. $2 donation towards morning tea. Meetings starts at 10am.


News – Mens’ Breakfast Saturday 10 July

17 men met for breakfast at MBC. After a traditional ‘big breakfast’, speaker Grant Harris took the floor.

Grant is the lead pastor at Windsor Park Baptist Church and has been the Chaplain to the Sky Sport NZ Breakers Basketball Club for 11 seasons.  He is now the chairman of Sports Chaplaincy NZ 

His talk was entitled ‘opening doors’. Grant told us of the way that God is opening doors through chaplaincy. 

News – Good Friday 2021 – Milford Combined Churches

Members from the Anglican and Catholic Churches in Milford (St Paul’s and St Vincent’s respectively) joined with the congregation of the Milford Baptist Church (MBC) at MBC on Good Friday for a service led by ministers from the 3 churches.

The service was preceded by the procession of a cross through the main streets of Milford from St Paul’s, via St Vincent’s, to the Baptist church.

During the service, members of the congregation  laid candles around the cross, symbolising that Jesus, the light of the world, bore the cross for us.

Afterwards, the members got together over tea and coffee and traditional hot-cross buns.

Procession – Shakespeare Rd, Milford

Procession – Milford Main Street

Procession – Milford Main Street

GOOD FRIDAY 2021 – The procession of the Cross arrives at MBC

The congregation lay candles around the cross








Photographs by Keith Morgan and Larry Robbins

Good Friday at Milford Baptist Church
The congregation lay candles around the cross