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:  28th February: 10.00am at Songer St.
NEXT SUNDAY: 7th March: 10am Holy Communion Songer Street.

Wednesday Worship

10th March – 10 am:  34 Champion Road, Richmond.


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

Tuesdays:  8:45 – 9:45am: Weekly Prayer, 34 Champion Rd.

This Sunday February 28th 11.45am: Newcomers Luncheon. Postponed until late April.

Friday March 5th 1.30pm:  Cards and Games Afternoon, 34 Champion Rd.

Friday March 5th 10am Morning tea. 10.30 Service: The annual World Day of Prayer will be held at the Methodist Church, Neale Avenue. “Build on a Strong Foundation”.  The Service this year has been prepared by the people of Vanuatu. See the poster on the notice board. 

Friday March 5th 6pm: Indoor Bowls begins with a Pot Luck Tea at Iain and Beth Campbell’s home, 46 Somerset Drive, with games in the hall each Friday from 12th March.  New members welcome, experience not needed.  Join in for a fun evening. More information ring Anne 5380756.

Fridays, March 12th 10am: Renovare Group.  34 Champion Rd.

Monday March 15th 7.30 pm:  Invitation from Nelson Christian Women Communicating Internationally to attend their annual guest speaker event.   Cassy Vivian will speak about “Choosing to live with God-desired health and fruitfulness” at Hope Community Church. $10 includes coffee and dessert.  Phone Neila Barnes 544 5420 for tickets.   

Tuesday March 16th 9.45am:  Friendship Group meet in Hall lounge for morning tea followed by meeting.


New-Comers Lunch. This event has been postponed until later in April when people have returned from summer holidays.

Quarterly Newsletter Deadline closes this Monday. Please ensure all reports are into Beth Campbell, iaincampbell@xtra.co.nz. Any queries, please contact Kaye 547- 7773 or Beth 547-3329. Many thanks.

Church and Hall Cleaning. The church has contracted a young lady, Georgina, to work 2.5 hours a week cleaning both buildings. She will work on Fridays commencing 5th March. Georgie will do her best to keep room space as clean as she can within the hours she has. Any queries regarding cleaning etc please contact Kaye at the church office.

Church Volunteer opportunities. Many thanks to all those people who filled in the slip offering to put their name down in various areas that need a little help. For those who haven’t seen the volunteer slips and would like to see what is available, please pick one up from the foyer table or ask Sage. With many folks pulling together, it makes lighter work for everyone and it is an ideal opportunity to also make connections with each other.

Songer St Church grounds.  Last weekend the Tongan church community, as part of their annual volunteer’s day, tidied up the gardens and surrounds outside the church. Kaye has sent a letter of thanks for a great job.

Essential Tremor Support Group (It starts with shaking hands) are holding a Public Meeting  Wednesday 24th March at 1.30pm – 3.30pm at Elma Turner Public Library, Nelson. For information and support. More info phone 0508 873 667.