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.

Click on  whakatu-directory-aug-16  to find the right contact for your area of interest.


Services over the coming weeks

  • Sunday 2nd October         – 9.45am –  Worship Service led by Rev Jon Parkes.

  • Sunday 9th October          –  9.45am – Worship Service led by Rev Jon Parkes.

  • Wednesday 5th October        – 11am – 11.30am at Richmond Church, 11 Florence Street led by Rev Jon Parkes.

  • Wednesday 19th October      – 11am – 11.30am at Richmond Church, 11 Florence Street.


What’s On (see latest Sunday Bulletin on

Mondays 7pm :  HOMEGROUP.  Held at Jan and Keith South from Holy Trinity Anglican Church.   Please ring Kaye at church office 547 7773 for details.

Tuesdays 9 am    :     PRAYER  time in church foyer Richmond and church in Stoke.

Fridays 7pm—10pm  :  INDOOR BOWLS  in church hall.

Tuesday 27 Sept 7 pm.   GOVERNANCE COUNCIL will meet in the Reception Room.   All members of the congregation are welcome to attend Governance Council meetings if they wish.

Friday 30 September 2pm  : SOUL-KEEPING day group.   Eileen Gordons, 60 Marlowe Street, Stoke.  Phone Eileen (547-5007 or email d-egordon@xtra.co.nz) if interested.

Tuesday 4 October 2.30pm : PASTORAL VISITORS MEETING in the church office.

Wednesday 5 October  :  MOVIE  Lassie Adventure. Timmy and Lassie’s balloon ride and the walk home shows us some wonderful Canadian scenery.  Richmond Church ,11 Florence Street Richmond at 1.30pm. Shared lunch at 12.30pm if you wish. Just bring a contribution to share – If you would like transport ring Frances and Frank 544-1030.

Saturday 8 October 7.30pm : ARMCHAIR TRAVELLERS  final meeting for 2016.  Robin Harris presents “Travelling Solo through Iran”. Entry donations support Cancer Society.

Thursday 13 October 7.30pm : RENOVARE STUDY GROUP Tania and Chris Levett’s home, 187 Pugh Road, Hope, to continue our study “Soul Keeping”.  Enquiries—Elaine Henry 544 8452.

15-19 November  –  An Invitation   GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2016 will be held in Dunedin .   While the parish will be sending our Minister and one elder who will attend all the business sessions, all members of the congregation are welcome to attend the Hope Conference Streams and the workshops which will run parallel to the business sessions. Accommodation is available.  If you are interested in attending please let Kaye Mount or Jon Parkes know.

 For full details  on General Assembly 2016 –   http://www.pcanzassembly.org.nz