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.

Services coming up

271 Songer Street, Stoke 

Sun   14 October  9.45 am

Sun   21  October 9.45 am

34 Champion Rd, Richmond

Wed   17  Oct        10 am

Wed   31 Oct         10 am


THIS SUNDAY 14 Oct  5—7 pm:  The Gathering at The House, 34 Champion Rd.  Please bring family, friends, neighbours… anyone who may be interested.  Also please contribute with a main or dessert to share.

This Sunday 14 Oct  2 pm—3.30pm:   Gospel Concert, Annesbrook Church Community Centre, Hall 2, 40 Saxton Rd, Stoke. Exploring the musical ability of the 40 plus age group.  Programme concludes with pm tea. Enquiries Adrienne 547-9085.

Tuesdays 9.00 am: Prayer Time: ‘The House’ lounge, Champion Road.

Tuesdays 5.00 pm: Whakatū women walking leaving from The House, 34 Champion Road. A relaxed 45-60 minute walk. Queries to Vivienne.  All welcome regardless of whether you join in the November weekend walk.

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

Tuesday 16 Oct 9.45 am: Friendship Group meeting at Songer St.  Kim Rietr, Navigator for Salvation Army,  will be speaking on her work.

Tuesday 16 Oct 7 pm.   Governance Council meets  at Champion Road house.

Monday 22 Oct 7.30 pm:  Renovare spiritual growth group will meet at  Tania and Chris Levett’s home.  Newcomers very welcome.

Tuesday 23 Oct 4—4.30 pm: Youth Bible Study with Mark. Champion Road Youth Shed.

Wednesday 24 Oct 10 amMovies Champion Rd. Morning tea then movie starts promptly 10.30am, finishing by 12.30pm. A gold coin donation to cover costs. Movie  ‘Hidden Figures’  :   3 Brilliant African-American women  who serve as the brains behind one of the greatest NASA operations in history. True story.

Monday 29 Oct 7.30 pm:  Stoke Combined Churches’ social evening.  St Barnabas will be hosting the annual combined Churches Social evening.   The guest speaker will be Rev Joy Bradley on her visit to India to see the work of the NZ Leprosy Mission.   See notice on the notice board.   All welcome.

Friday 2 Nov   Indoor Bowls—Final night of bowling for the year, Songer Street.

Sunday 4 Nov:   Decommissioning service at ex St David’s, 11 Florence Street, Richmond after the 9.45 service at Songer Street, Stoke.   Details coming later.   Meanwhile mark the date in your diary and let others who may be interested know.

Tuesday 6 Nov 7.30 pm: Christian Women Communicating Inc’s meeting. Headingly Centre, Richmond.  Vanessa MacCarthy from the Waikato will be speaking about her journey with God through some rather difficult times.   Enquiries – Elaine Henry.

Friday 9 Nov 6 pm:  Indoor Bowls.  End of Year get-together with Pot Luck meal at 46 Somerset Tce.

9-11 Nov ‘Simply the Story Bible’ Story Telling Workshop.  Everyone loves stories, the Bible is 75% story. Learn how to tell stories to a friend over coffee, in a small group, with young or old. A great tool for evangelism and discipling. For full details of the workshop contact Dianne Ross 03 548 2145 email: Don.Dianne@xtra.co.nz (See Poster on foyer board).

Friday—Sunday  16-18 November :  Ladies Weekend tramp (two day)  at Lake Rotoiti.  In preparation, all welcome to join Tuesday weekly walks.  Details of weekend to come at a later date.