Neighbourhood Trust is the community arm of St Albans Baptist Church.

We support the people of Mairehau, St Albans, and Shirley to build vibrant, connected communities, where every person can reach their potential.

Neighbourhood Trust partners with other like-minded organisations to offer programmes, classes and events that create connections, support local people, and build on community strengths.

We offer services for all ages, put on both fun and educational events, and run a community hub in the heart of Mairehau.

St Albans Mairehau community events


Neighbourhood Trust hosts many events that are held throughout the year for the community, including our ‘famous’ Light Party (alternative celebration to Halloween). They are a fantastic way to meet other people living in the area, build connections and have a great time.

The Whanau Centre Mairehau

The Whānau Centre

The Whānau Centre is run by the Neighbourhood Trust and offers free services to support Mairehau and St Albans residents such as food packages; wellness workshops; a drop in centre where people can share their burdens and talk through life choices; job hunting support; English as a Second Language classes, and more!