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

Stoke :                                            Sunday 17 June 9.45 am led by Kay Peterson

                                                         Sunday 24 June 9.45 am  led by Sage Harris

                                                         Sunday 1 July     9.45 am  led by Sage Harris


34 Champion Rd:                         Wednesday 27 June 10 am led by Kay Peterson

                                                          Wednesday 11 July  10 am led by Kay Peterson




Mondays 1pm : Home group at Kay and Ron’s, 11 Kebel Place, Stoke.  Transport available. All welcome.

Tuesdays 9.00 am: Prayer Time Champion Road lounge.

Thursdays midday  : Winter Lunches , Songer Street hall lounge, Stoke.  All welcome.  Gold coin donation.

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

Tuesday  19 June 9.45 am : Whakatu Friendship Group will meet for a ‘cuppa’ before the AGM.   The monthly meeting will follow to plan the special Women’s Meeting to hear Dr Deborah Bower.

Tuesday 19 June 7 pm : Governance Council Missional Meeting at Champion Rd.

Wednesday 20 June 10 am  :  Movies 34 Champion Road. Start with morning tea. The movie will commence promptly 10.30am and finish by 12.30pm. If you would like transport ring Frances and Frank 544 1030. A gold coin donation to cover costs. Movie—Local Hero.   A Texas oil billionaire attempts to buy Scottish Island for an Oil Refinery but there are complications.

Wednesday 20 June 12.30 pm : House Tour, Champion Road.   An opportunity for those who use the Champion Road House to become better acquainted with where things are stored and how things operate.   Or if you have never been to the house and would like to see it, please join Frances and Kaye (admin).

Thursday 21 June 10 am—11.30 am : Mission Abroad Group at ‘The House’, Champion Rd invite you to join us.  Our guests, Euan and Val Crouch of Wakefield, will speak about their visits to missionary personnel in Southern Africa—most of whom we have regularly prayed for.

Saturday 23 June 9.45—1 pm :  Regional Gathering for Christian Women. Hosted by Whakatu Friendship Group at our Stoke hall.  See General Notices.

Monday 25 June 7.30 pm : Renovare spiritual growth group will meet at Alison and Murray Nicholl’s home at 87 Main Road Hope (please note temporary change of venue). New-comers very welcome.  Enquiries  – Elaine Henry 544 8452.

Wednesday 27 June : 7.30-9.30pm. Conversations at Café yaza with Peter Lineham.  See poster in church foyer for more information.

Thursday 28 June : Whakatu Mens’ Group. Ten Pin Bowling followed by café lunch 10.30 am start.  $12 for one game or $18 for two games.  Please join us on this fun morning out.  All men very welcome. More details to follow.

Tuesday 3 July 7 pm : Team Leaders’ Meeting at 34 Champion Road, Richmond for all leaders of the various teams and groups of Whakatu Presbyterian .

Sunday 8 July 3pm—Monday 9th July 4.30pm Presbytery Retreat; workshop Tuesday 10th. Hanmer Springs.  If you would like to share accommodation, please indicate this on the registration form.  Go to https://goo.gl/forms/U0whPBoYJodyTWa63.