The authors Christine Black and Ron Patterson would like to offer their sincere appreciation to all the members of the parish who agreed to be interviewed, lent photographs, told stories, checked details and gave constant encouragement. This history is the result of the combined effort of all those who have contributed even the smallest detail. Special thanks to Joan Rutter, Rose Boreham, Tish and John Malloy and Thelma and Jack Metcalfe.
They were most grateful for the assistance offered by Father Bruce Bolland at the Diocesan Archives, and have retrieved and use document and photographs from this source on page 6-7, 9, and 15, 16 and 28. These are now available in the parish.
Two existing histories, one by Hilda Everitt and one by an unknown author, have been used extensively.
E. R. Simmons, In Cruce Salus, Catholic Publications Centre, 1982.
E. R. Simmons, “Auckland Parish’s, Epsom 1921”, Zealandia, 3 Aug. 1967.
The parish thank Miryana Frankovich for her paintings used on the front cover and on page 32. “The Church from Banff Ave” 1994 hangs in the parish office and “Mother and Child” was a Jubilee gift from the artist, hanging in the church.
The parish also thank the Sisters of the Carmelite Monastery for the gift of the Jubilee Vestments (see page 41).
The Jubilee Executive and Support Committee:
Jack Metcalfe (chairman), Bernadette Foley (secretary), John Connolly (treasurer), John and Janet Blackwell (publicity and book production), John Hudson, Tish and John Malloy (roll), Christine Black (history), Evan Barbarich, Janice Devcich, Joe Gore, Linda Ryan (catering), Alan Foley (registration), Father Ezio (liturgy), Andrea Lynch, Carmel Webb, Yvette van Ross, Colin and Therese Rennie, Phil Jew, Susan and John Cameron, Angela Harwood, Joan Moore, Tonia Maguire, Peter Terwiel, Doug Mawhinney.
The committee thanks all the advertisers and the following sponsors for contributing either time or finance:
- ASB Bank Ltd.
- Janet and John Blackwell
- Denise and Marty Collins
- Davis Funeral Services
- Robyn and Frank Dykes
- Tom Greaney
- Gail and George Fistonich
- Jill and Paul Hodgson
- Kathy and John Long
- Pak’n Save, Royal Oak
- Mahoney and Associates Ltd
- Thelma and Jack Metcalfe
- Dorothy and Martin Shale
- Hugh Wright Ltd.