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 - Parent-led
V-Bubs - 2 - 5yrs
V-Kids - New Entrant, Year 1 & 2
V-Ups - Year 3-10
V-Youth - Year 11-13 Big Church on Sundays.
Friday Night Youth Group for Year 9-Year 13, weekly, 6.30-8.30pm.  See the web calendar for details

Child and Youth Programmes - Wainui Beach Church, Gisborne


WBC Growth Groups are in recess during Term 4 2019.

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.   

Lauren Sheldrake/Sally Bevins/Liz Alder
Mon @ 7.30pm Women’s Group
610 Wainui Road
027 4682 94 (S) 022 313 0213 (Liz)

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

Luke & Lauren Sheldrake
Tues @ 7.00pm
11 Cambridge Tce, Kaiti
021 156 3042 (Luke) 021 235 6363(L)

Aaron & Courtney Snodgrass
Weds @ 7.30pm
2a Lloyd George Rd, Wainui
027 4599 966(C) 022 1957 763(A)

Luke Sheldrake, Shawn Collier, Mike Main
Thurs @ 7pm Men’s Group
7 Kingsley Street, Whataupoko
027 388 5755(M), 027 3671 028(S)



Gisborne Church News

Upcoming Events Oct / Nov 2019

Over the next two months we are laying down our Mid-Week Growth Groups to run six excellent courses/events. All enquries to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Marriage Course: A seven week marriage course Thursday Evenings, 44 Douglas Street, Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21 & 28. Five places only. $30 per couple. View the link for more info: https://vimeo.com/318344953?
Church History Course: A race through Church History, Monday Evenings, 6 Cleary Road, 7-9pm, Oct 21, Nov 4, 11 & 18. Nine places only. $40 to cover textbook and goodies. 
Leadership Coaching: WBC are rapt to host Rev. Christine Harding to teach this valuable course. Three days' input - 9-5pm Oct 30, 31 & Nov 1st $180. Venue: AOG, Grey Street, Gisborne. Register via: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. View the link for more info: http://www.creativeresultsmanagement.com
Philippine Cuisine Mission Events: OMF Appointees Matt & Cristelle will host two Philippine Cuisine Events: 24 Oct evening 198 Darwn Road, 4 Oct lunch at 45 Shelly Road. Entry by Koha
CAP Money Course: WBC's Lauren Sheldrake will host a 3 session CAP Money Course Friday mornings 8, 15 & 22 Nov at St David's Church, Rutene Road, 9.30-11am. See the link for more info: https://www.capnz.org/get-help/cap-money-course . Cost: tba
Whanau Forums: WBC are rapt to host two whanau forums: 20 Nov: How to Apply Love Languages in Family Life. 27 Nov: Self-Care. Time: 7.30-9pm, St Andrew’s Church, Cobden St, $5 entry fee


Please help us to keep the blue mat area, rear of the hall, as a safe space for mums & bubs under 2yrs only.
Under 5s: Parent helpers please check outdoor playground equipment is securely in place. Children under 5 years only at the playcenter.

In the event of the above the protocol is:
Fire: Follow the exits. Assemble in the car park.
Earthquake: “Turtles” or take cover under seats
Tsunami: “Long and Slow – Up You Go”. Once the quake subsides we head up past room 5, toward the hills - collecting your children enroute.


  1. Beware Bee Hives en route to creche.
  2. The gym cupboard is unsafe. No playing inside it.
  3. Keep alert re kids in the car park.



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