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 "The House" located at 34 Champion Rd, Richmond.

Any additional services will be announced on our website.

Services coming up

271 Songer Street, Stoke

Sunday 26th May  9.45 am – Sunday Worship Service

(Matty Grant preaching)

The House, Champion Rd, Richmond

 Wed  29th May : 10 am



“Mix  ‘n Mingle in May”


Tuesdays 8.30am : Prayer time  Champion Road. Will revert to 9am as winter approaches.

Tuesdays 10am—12pm: Xountry Gospel Ukulele, with Ian, Champion Road.

Thursdays through May, 3.30 pm: Walking Group.  Meet at Champion Rd for a 45 min walk around Richmond. All welcome, guys and girls.

Fridays 7pm —10pm:  Indoor Bowls, Stoke Hall.

Tuesday 21 May 9.45 am:  Friendship Group meet for a cuppa followed by usual meeting.  The speaker will be Debra from “Days for Girls” who leads a group that really does make a difference for girls.  All are welcome to come along and hear what they are doing to fulfil a very great need.

Thursday 23 May 12.00:  Winter Lunches commence.

Friday-Sunday 24-26 May : Ladies retreat, St Arnaud.

Saturday  25 May 8 am: Men’s breakfast aka ’the big fry-up’. The House, 34 Champion Rd.

Monday 27 May 10am:  Easy bike rideMeet 10 am at 34 Champion Road.  Ride to Honest Lawyer for a coffee and return.  Off-road away from traffic the entire way.

Wednesday 5 June 10 am:  Movies, Morning  tea with movie commencing 10.30. Champion Road, MYO Sandwich lunch, 12.30pm onwards. Come to the movie or join us after it to make a sandwich and enjoy a picnic in the sunshine or inside if the weather is un-Nelson like. All ingredients will be provided, with tea or coffee. For transport ring Frances & Frank. Gold coin donation to cover costs. MovieWhiskey Galore.  Scottish Islanders try to plunder cases of whiskey from a stranded ship. Based on true event.

Friday 7 June 1.30 pm : Board Games and cards afternoon.  Champion Rd house.

Sunday 9 June:  midwinter Pot luck lunch after church.

…Coming up later in May…  Queens’ Birthday picnic


TODAY Sunday 19 May 2pm: ‘Carmina Burana’  – See poster in foyer for more info.

Monday 20 May 7 pm: Governance Council will meet at Champion Road.   Please note change of date to Monday.

Friday 24 May 10 am: Renovare  meet at Champion Road.

Saturday 8 June 7.30 pm: Armchair Travellers Church hall, Songer St.  Jeanette Brooker will present “3 Different Faces of Africa” – travel in Tunisia, Rwanda and Uganda, with a brief update on the situation in Sudan. Entry donations will support Coast Guard boat replacement fund.