Wainui Beach Church Gisborne

Who we are

We are a community of people who want to, and do see, God working in our lives and the lives of those around us. We are figuring out how to be a multi-generational, multi-cutlural church in Aotearoa, New Zealand.  We usually meet at the school hall in the beach side community of Wainui.  Currently we are based at St David's Church, Kaiti, while the school undergoes some classroom renovations. 


What we believe

In Spring of 2013 we came up with the following words as things that are important to us. What would you add to the mix?



The following message from September 2017 is a great summary of who we are the things that are important to us.

Click here to go to the video mentioned at the end.



Out of a desire to see a Christian witness maintained at Wainui Beach, Gisborne, a church was planted in early 1996. Due to increasing numbers the church relocated to Wainui Beach School Hall in the year 2000.  Independent for 9 years, WBC joined the LinkNZ Network of Churches in 2005.  Senior Leaders Carl and Sharlene Pilkinton were appointed in January 2012. They moved here from Porirua with their three children.  WBC has steadily grown.  With the growth has come the anticipation of new wine and new wineskins.  

Following a short time of being independant once more and with much gratitude for the former seasons of the church, we have moved forward to come under the korowai [covering] of Vineyard Aotearoa.  Vineyard is a national and international network of churches.  http://www.vineyard.org.nz/

Wainui Beach Church was formally grafted into Vineyard Aotearoa on 19 May 2019. 

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Gisborne Church News

During Covid-19 Level 1

The Wainui Beach Church community now gather in the following ways:


  • Sunday Church 9am and 10.30am at St Davids 
  • Term 4 Mid-Week Topical Teaching



7 Oct:  Prayer and Fasting Together, 7.30pm at St David's Hall

11 Oct: Services 9am & 10.30am

13 Oct:  Marriage Course #1

14 Oct:  7pm : V Mids team meeting

16 Oct:  Snr Youth Group + 789s Jnr Youth Group

17 Oct:  Election Day

18 Oct: Services 9am & 10.30am at St David's

20 Oct:  Marriage Course #2

21 Oct:  Pastors & Elders Hui

23 Oct:  Snr Youth Group

25 Oct:  10.30 Service Only Today at St David's

26 Oct:  Labour Day Hol

27 Oct:  Marriage Course #3

28 Oct:  Whanau Forum 

29 Oct:  Sharing the Faith #1

30 Oct:  Snr Youth Group + 789s Jnr Youth Group

31 Oct: Light Party tbc

Mortgage + Money Matters Forum Date tbc



Numbers 6:24-26
24 Mā Ihowā koe e manaaki, māna koe e tiaki:
25 Mā Ihowā e mea kia tīaho tōna mata ki a koe, māna anō hoki koe e atawhai:
26 Mā Ihowā tōna kanohi e whakaara ki a koe, māna anō e tuku te rāngimarie ki a koe.



Wainui Beach Vineyard is a part of the Vineyard Aotearoa movement.