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 "The House" located at 34 Champion Rd, Richmond.

Any additional services will be announced on our website.

Next Service …

271 Songer Street, Stoke

Sunday 1st March 2020


Tuesdays 8.45am: Prayer Time, Champion Road.

Tuesdays 10am—12pm: Country Gospel Ukulele, with Ian, The House,  Champion Rd.  New people always welcome.

Wednesday 4th March  9.30am: Top of the South Cluster Meeting.  Key leaders invited to attend and share their stories.

Friday 6 March 10 am: World Prayer Day. Meet at St Barnabas Anglican Church, Main Rd, Stoke (at lights) for 10am cuppa followed by 10.30am service. Prepared by Zimbabwe World Day of Prayer Committee.

Friday 6 March 1.30 pm: Board Games & Cards Afternoon at The House, Champion Rd.

Friday 6 March 7pm: Bowls recommences at Songer Street church hall.

Saturday 7 March: Ride the Rainbow. Bible Society’s fundraising bike ride from St Arnaud to Hanmer Springs.

Sunday 8 March 5-7pm: The Gathering, Champion Rd. Please BYO shared food & drinks for tea and remember family & friends are always welcome.

Sunday 8 March: Autumn Newsletters ready for collection by Pastoral Visitors.

Tuesday 10 March 7.30 pm: Connecting Christian Women invite us to an evening with Becky Bee who will speak about her journey with God – “Standing at the Crossroads”.  Venue – Headingly Lane Centre, Richmond.  Cost $10.

Friday 27 March 9.45am: Renovare Group meet Champion Road, Richmond.

Wednesday 11th March 6pm: Whakatu Men meet at Champion Road. BBQ tea followed by an illustrated talk by Jon Parkes about his motorbike trip in South Africa last October.  Come and enjoy the evening- no charge – nothing to bring.  If coming, RSVP to Don Brooker by Monday 9th March.

Monday 23 March 10am: Pastoral Visitors Meeting, The House, Champion Road.

Friday –Sunday 27—29 March from 2.30pm: Alpine Pres Gathering. St David’s Union Church, Ashburton. Please note this in your diaries now. Register here— https://forms.gle/d6NjWnjoW9aimrBB9 or see Kaye at the office if you haven’t internet.

Saturday 4 April 7.30pm: Armchair Travellers.  Church Hall.  Spectacular South Africa by motor bike from Cape Town to Johannesburg’. Jon and Vivienne will give a presentation on their recent adventures.

Saturday 2nd May 6pm:  Friendship Group Annual Dinner.  Please diary this event into your social calendar.