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 Presbyterian Directory  to find the right contact for your area of interest.

Services coming up



Sun   22 Oct   9.45 a.m.  Worship Service led by Jon Parkes (Life before the Reformation).

Sun   29 Oct   9.45 a.m.  Worship Service led by Jon, Preaching by Murray McCaskey  (500 years of the Reformation).



Wed   1 Nov   11 a.m.    30 min Worship Service led by Jon P.

Wed 15 Nov   11 a.m.    30 min Worship Service led by Jon P.



WHAT’S ON   (also see ‘latest news’)

Mondays, 1pm : Home group at Kay and Ron’s, 11 Kebel Place, Stoke.  Transport  available.  All welcome.  Ph 547  6777.    Resumes 23rd  October with “Standing Firm in the Truth” John Stott’s insights into 2 Timothy.

Tuesdays, 9am :    Prayer Time Weekly in church foyer Richmond and Stoke.

Thursday 26 October 7.30 pm : SPIRITUAL FORMATION SMALL GROUP (Renovare) meets at Tania & Chris Levett’s home, 187 Pugh’s Road Hope.   Enquiries to Tania or Elaine .

Monday 30 October 7pm :  ANNUAL COMBINED CHURCHES SOCIAL EVENING. Stoke Methodist church, 94 Neale Ave, Stoke.

Wednesday 1 NovemberMOVIES, Richmond Church, 11 Florence Street, Richmond at 1.30pm. Shared lunch at 12.30pm if you wish. Just bring a contribution to share.  For transport ring Frances & Frank 544-1030. Movie – The Carer.  Young Hungarian actress and legendary English actor each with their own wish.

Thursday 2 November 7.30 pm : CHRISTIAN WOMEN COMMUNICATING, Wooden Spoon Café, Queen Street, Richmond—See general notices.

Saturday 18 November 9—12 : SPRING BOOK FAIR, Stoke church hall.

Saturday 17 March 2018 :  PREACHING WORKSHOP – Whakatu Presbyterian.   Rev Dr Geoff New, Dean of Studies at Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership, will be holding a one day preaching workshop to which you are invited to attend. More details next year. Meanwhile mark the date in your 2018 diary now.