Welcome to Mangapapa Church.  Coming up in Feb. 2015...

  • Good Friday 9:20am - To carry the Crosses to the Church, meet at Botanical Gardens, Roebuck Rd.  10am Service after the Crosses erected on the lawn.

  • 6:30pm Sunday evenings - 'With Christ In The School of Prayer' Download your copy of Andrew Murray's classic here; With Christ In The School Of Prayer Click

  • 'Easter Camp' - Youth Group will join with thousands @ Mystery Creek.

  • 'Christianity on the Coast' - As part of the celebration of 200 years of the Gospel in New Zealand, this E-Book went live during the combined Service @ HOB on Sunday, 30th November. Check it out online by clicking the image below & download a free pdf copy!  (Special thanks to Ray Sheldrake for producing this beautiful free e-book) 

We are a Community Church located in the Northwestern suburb of Mangapapa, in Gisborne City, New Zealand, where the sun shines first in the world of every new day.

Our Church roots are Methodist & Presbyterian and we maintain that connection as a Union Parish through the Uniting Congregations of Aotearoa NZ. On 13 April 2013, we will celebrate 100 years here. Our Worship Services are best described as contemporary in style and charismatic.  We share Communion in the 10am Service on the first Sunday of each month, and in the evening Service, mid month.  We undertake Believers Baptism by immersion.

We are a church of all ages – from 0 to 94 and we enjoy worship together.  Our focus is Jesus Christ as Lord and ‘There is nothing that the nearness of Jesus cannot overcome’.  Thanks for visiting our website and we hope you find helpful information here.


Online Newsletter

Click here to read our weekly Newsletter online, or to subscribe to receive the full pdf Newsletter by email each week.

About The Church

Links to pages on our history, what we believe, our purpose, our staff, what we can offer and next steps.

Events Coming Up

Calendar of events and links to further information on how to be involved.

Youth & Family

Links to our Youth pages, 'Kidzspace' Children's programme, Marriage and pre-marriage courses and more...

Mangapapa Church Office & Complex: 314 Ormond Road, Gisborne, NewZealand.

E-mail: office@mup.org.nz        Office Phone: 06-8679604  

Office Hours:  8:30am to 12:00 midday, Monday to Friday

Postal Address: Mangapapa Church, PO Box 2146, Gisborne, 4010, New Zealand.



What's on this week...

9:20am: 'Good Friday' 3 April  Walkers who can help carry the 3 Crosses, meet at the Botanical Gardens, Roebuck Rd. Carried to the Church where they will be placed with Scriptures on each, on the corner of Ormond Rd.  This followed @ 10am, by a brief Service of reflection in the Church. 

10am - 'Easter Sunday Family Service'

Celebration, Adults & Kids together


'Prayer 4 U'- (Not on Easter Monday)

Every Monday, 12pm midday to 2pm, in the Church Library, off the Carpark on Ormond Road.

A confidential Prayer Team is available to pray with you, every Monday, 12midday to 2pm in the Church Prayer Room/Library.  Confidential Healing Prayer opportunity, or Prayer for anything that concerns.