St Thomas Tamaki relies on the generosity of its parishioners and the community.

How can I give?

All donations are tax deductible. Ensure you provide your details for a tax receipt

  • Offertory collection during Sunday service
  • Bank account direct credit to xx-xxxx-xxxxxxx-xx
  • One off donations to the church office

Tithing envelopes can be requested from Parish Recorder. Tax receipts are issued at the end of each financial year.

Historical gifts

We acknowledge the generous gifts of members of our Church and community.

Stained glass windows

Donated by Mr. Stevenson in memory of his parents.

West end

In the centre light Christ is depicted looking down on the congregation. On the left is St. Thomas and on the right Bishop Selwyn, for whom the original Church of St. Thomas was built. Beneath St. Thomas is the coat of arms of the See of Calcutta, with which the diocese of Auckland is closely associated, and under Bishop Selwyn is the coat of arms of the See of Auckland.

East end

Featuring the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand, with the arresting caption “There is a lad here” with the monograms of the Evangelists Ss. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John on the four supporting panels.

The “Arresting Caption” is a quote from the Gospel of St John, chapter 6 verse 9, which describes the scene; “There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?”


Mr Jack Butland gave the Organ in 1970. This was a Classical organ – one of two in New Zealand.

The organ is of the type that has no swell boxes.

Other items

Font of Oamaru stone and Hinuera stone and brass ewerVicar and Vestry St Heliers Bay Parish (1958)
Brass eagle lecternMrs Cole. Inscription – “To the glory of God in memory of Revd. Wm Marsden. Du Rieu MA (Cantab) Vicar of St Thomas Union Street, Auckland. 1887 – 1907
Prayer desk and bookMr and Mrs Putt
Holy bibleMr Williams
Altar bookMrs Henderson
Silver gobletMr and Mrs S Kingston
Handworked alter cloths & communion linenMiss Coupland
Pews from the following people:Mr T Barton (3)
Mr A Atkinson
Mr and Mrs Piper
Mr and Mirs Postles
Mr P Vos
Mr IC Steele
Late Mrs Russell
Mr Clay
Mrs St Clair Brown
Mrs Vague
Mr and Mrs de Lautour
Mr Griffiths
Mr and Mrs Willis
Mrs Hill
Mr and Mrs C Jonas
1/2 Sanctuary carpetMr IC Steele
Choir upstandMr CR Stead
Small pewMrs K McNabb
Small pewMr S Reid
Litany deskMr J Kidson
Prayer desk and chairMrs E Havell
ChairMiss Bond and Mrs Grant
Offertory BoxAnon
Prayer and hymn booksAnon
Mrs Woodward
Mrs G Turner
Alms dish and holderMr O Wilson
CrossMr S Baigent
Flower vasesMrs F Wallis
CandlesticksMrs E Nosworthy
Bread boxSt Thomas’ Church, Union St
Frames photographs of old ruinsMrs A More
Reredos curtainsTakle and Co
Bread boxIn memory of Margaret McGowa
Chalice and pattenMr R Reid
Red carpetIn memory of Ann Deacon
Two candlesticksMr and Mrs R Muller
Peace bannerMrs J Matthews
Alter frontal clothMrs J Osborne