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

  • Sunday 26 March  :  Service led by the Friendship Group.  271 Songer Street, Stoke.

  • Wednesday 29 March : 11 am 30 minute Service at 271 Songer Street, Stoke.

  •  Sunday 2 April :  H.C. Service led by Ian Davidson.  271 Songer Street, Stoke.


What’s On   (see ‘Latest News Page’ – for more info in weekly bulletin)

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

Fridays, 7 – 10pm  : Indoor Bowls in the Stoke Hall.

Wednesdays  1.30pm : Weaving Group, Stoke lounge.   Enquiries to Kaye, Admin office 547-7773.

Wednesday 29 March 11am : Inaugural Wednesday Worship Service, Stoke Church, fortnightly, running alternative weeks to services in Richmond.

Wednesday 5 April :  Movies, 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.  Movie  –  Far from the Madding Crowd –  Thomas Hardy. Drama – Woman farmer with three suitors.

Saturday 8th April, 7.30pm :  Armchair Travellers. Karen Fern talks about volunteering for Biblioworks, promoting literacy and education in Bolivia.  Entry donations support their work. Supper.

Advance Notice –  28/30 April. The next Alpine Presbytery Gathering will be held in Christchurch This is open to everyone and going on past gatherings, it is certainly well worth attending.   More details will be available later.

Saturday May 13th.  Congregational Dinner organised by Friendship Group in support of this year’s mission project will be held.  Tickets are available $20.00.