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 10:00AM. Located at 271 Songer Street, Stoke. A short 30 minute reflectional worship service is held 10:00AM bi-weekly on Wednesdays at our "The House" located at 34 Champion Rd, Richmond. Any additional services will be announced on our website.

Sunday Worship

This Sunday 27th June – 10 am, 271 Songer Street, Stoke

Next Sunday 4th July – 10 am, H.C. 271 Songer Street, Stoke

Wednesday Worship

30th June – 10 am –  34 Champion Road, Richmond


Tuesdays:  9.00 – 10.00 am: Weekly Prayer, 34 Champion Rd.

Tuesdays: 10.30 – 12.00: Country Gospel Ukulele with Ian at 34 Champion Rd.

Thursdays midday:  Winter lunches in Songer Street hall lounge. Everyone welcome and bring a friend, neighbour or family member.

Fridays: 7pm: Indoor Bowls, 271 Songer Street church Hall.   New members welcome, experience not needed.  Join in for a fun evening. More information ring Anne Evans or office 547 7773.

Friday 25 June 10.30am: Renovare Group meets 34 Champion Rd.

Saturday 26 June 5.30pm for 6pm:  Friendship Group (APW) Dinner.  Contact Lois, Anne or Beth for a ticket $20.  Funds raised go to dishwasher pass-through/sterilizer.  Come and enjoy good food, good fellowship and good entertainment.

Wednesday 30th June: 12.30-2pm:  Lunchtime seminar – Climate Change and Mental Health at Victory Community Centre, 2 Totara St. No need to register. Speaker Silvia Purdie with guest speaker Rod Oram.  All welcome. See advert in this week’s bulletin for more details or church foyer noticeboard.

Wednesday 30th June 5.30-7pm: Evening talk and discussion on “A faith-based response to the climate crisis”. Presentation by Rod Oram (who is a guest speaker at the lunchtime seminar). All welcome. See advert in this week’s bulletin for more details or church foyer noticeboard.

Friday 2 July 1.30pm: Games and Cards Afternoon. 34 Champion Rd. Everyone is welcome to join in our fun afternoons. Enquiries to Elaine Henry.

Friday 9 July 10.30am: Renovare Group meets 34 Champion Rd.

Tuesday 20 July 10am: Friendship Group A.G.M.  Meet in Songer Street hall lounge as usual.


Request for Prayer.  Please pray for a positive outcome to our formal application for financial assistance from Alpine Mission Fund to enable us to extend Sage’s position for another four years.   The application along with several others no doubt is being considered by the Alpine Mission Fund Board this month.

Worldviews and Communicating Across Cultures Connecting across cultures in our neighbourhoods is an exciting space to be engaged in God’s mission. Discover how.  Join live on Zoom Tuesdays 8,15,22,29 June or watch recordings at your convenience. Each session will involve taught content and discussion. Presented by Bishopdale College and NZ. Church Missionary Society. Register at www.bishopdale.ac.nz/affirmhub  

Alpine Presbytery Zoom Workshops.  In Term 2 and 3 we are hosting online Zoom workshops on a variety of topics. These sessions are open to everyone and we are hosting them in the evenings in the hope that they will be more accessible to volunteers in all areas of ministry. Details and registration information for these sessions can be found here.