Wainui Beach Church Gisborne - Bongo WorshipWe meet at 10am on Sunday morning each week at the Wainui Beach School Hall. Services run for about an hour and a half, followed by a hot drink and a time to catch up with friends and meet new people. During the service we run a creche and a program for primary and intermediate school age kids.   

We run a creche and programmes for all school aged children.


Under 2yrs: Parental supervision required
V-Bubs: 2-5 years
V-Kids: New Entrant, Years 1-2
V-Mids: Years 3-6
Youth: Years 7-13

Friday Night Youth Group for Year 9-13 weekly. See online web calendar for details
Friday Night Jnr Youth Group for Year 7-8-9s fortnightly. See online calendar for details.

Child and Youth Programmes - Wainui Beach Church, Gisborne


Growth Groups are a great place to unpack some of the teaching from the Sunday service, and also a great opportunity to ask questions, pray for each other, and enjoy some good kai together, as well as strengthening old friendships and making new ones. We have a range of groups meeting at the moment. Come along or get in touch to find out more.   

Women's GG [Lauren S & Melissa Q]
Mon @ 7pm Women’s Group
3 Vivian St, Kaiti
021 235 6363 (L) 021 228 5537 (M)

M & A Rutherford
Mon @ 7.30pm
388 Clifford Street, Whataupoko
022 1981 552(A) 027 3526 776(M)

Luke & Lauren Sheldrake
Tues @ 7pm
57 Endcliffe Road, Kaiti
021 156 3042 (Luke) 021 235 6363(L)

Aaron & Courtney Snodgrass
Thurs @ 7.30pm
2a Lloyd George Rd, Wainui
027 4599 966(C)

Men's GG [Luke S, Shawn C, Mike M]
Thurs @ 7pm Men’s Group
7 Kingsley Street, Whataupoko
027 388 5755(M), 027 3671 028(S)

Jason & Meredith Akuhata-Brown
Mon @ 7pm
235 Awapuni Rd, Awapuni
027 270 3049(J) 027 200 5605(M)


Gisborne Church News

During Covid-19 Lockdown

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


  • Sunday Church 9am and 10.30am at Wainui Beach School
  • Growth Groups week days [Level 2 gathering in homes]

    Please touch base with us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join.

The links to the various events are shared on our closed group facebook page. Please touch base with us via if you are visiting this site for the first time and want to join in. It's not quite kanohi ki te kanohi and not the way we've done manaakitanga before but it's working well so far.

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.