History

 

Back in 1924 the Auckland Diocese decided to create two new parochial districts -

Royal Oak and Mt Roskill.  Three years later - on the third of July 1927

the St. John's Church Hall was dedicated.  

 

St. John's has been served by nine vicars over the years -

Rev. Chales Harrison 1925 - 1944

Rev. Ken Braddock 1955 - 1958 - the first full time Vicar and Green Lane Chaplain. 

Rev. Rallie Green  1958 - 1964

Rev. Bil French  1964 - 1973

Rev. Dick Fenton  1973 - 1983

Rev. Dr. Calum Gilmore  1983 - 1996

Rev. Mark Anderson  1997 - 2003

Rev. Mark Sullivan  2003 - 2008

Rev. Judy Vause  2009 - 2016
Rev. Brenda Rockell 2017 -

 

In 1987 the site of the church was sold and became part of the Royal Oak mall complex.  

The church building was moved to its present location with a hall, office, kitchen and toilets

being added.

 

Like every parish St. John's has had its ups and downs but in August 2014

St. John's celebrated its 90 year aniversary and in 2015 is still going strong.