Welcome, and thank you for visiting Whakatū Presbyterian church online.

We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available.

Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbour.

Our Mission:

“Loving God, loving others and caring for God’s Creation”

We are a community of faith where:
· Loving God is expressed in vibrant worship, prayer and lives yielded to Jesus Christ
· Loving others is expressed in sharing the transforming life of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit
· Caring for creation is expressed in a concern for justice and our environment.


Sunday Morning services are held at our Stoke Worship Centre at 9:45AM.
Located at 271 Songer Street, Stoke.

A short 30 minute reflectional worship service is held 11:00AM bi-weekly on Wednesdays at our Richmond Worship Centre located at 11 Florence St, Richmond.

Any additional services will be announced on our website.

Services coming up

271 Songer Street, Stoke 




Sunday 27 January 5 pm : Ngatimoti Service and shared BBQ-pot luck dinner. Please bring a shared plate, a chair and talk to each other about car-pooling.

Tuesday 29 January.  Meeting with Representatives from  all the Stoke Churches to plan the World Day of Prayer Service on 1st March, Songer Street lounge.

Sunday 3 February 9.45 am:  Induction for our new Youth Leader, Xaylan Waters.

Sunday 10 February 9.45 am: Outdoor Lawn Communion Service, 34 Champion Rd.  Start with morning tea at 9.45, followed by 10.15am service.    Enjoy a picnic lunch together afterwards followed by a heart-to-heart. Our new building model will be available for you all to view. Whakatu Kids resumes outdoors.

Fri-Sun 15—17 February : Presbytery Gathering. Greymouth Uniting Church, 203 Tainui St, Greymouth. Hand out on foyer table.  Registrations are now open and we encourage you to register as soon as possible:

Online form at https://goo.gl/forms/Unz2BVbRPvolGzdi1
via the Presbytery website: alpinepresbytery.org/events/

Tuesday 19 February 9.45am :   Friendship group meeting. Meet in the lounge for a ‘cuppa’ before the meeting, which will be ‘in house’.   Members are asked to share the silliest thing they have ever done!  Suggestions for programmes during the year to also be offered please. Afterwards we will lunch together at Cafe on Saxton.   Husbands / partners are very welcome to join us for lunch.

Fri—Sun 22-24 February : Church Camp, Bethany Park.  Please register with Kaye at the church office.

Sun 10 March 9.45 am: Congregational Meeting  after service to vote on Building Plan Concept.