• Welcome to Mangapapa Church....Coming up in September & October 2016...  

  • AGM this Wednesday 14 Sept. 7pm @ the Church auditorium. Attached here is our 'Performance Report 2016' MUP Performance Report 2016 Click  Also attached are the AGM Ministry Reports AGM 2016 Ministry Reports Click

  • 'The Worship Series' - 4 weeks preaching & small groups - We are seeking to follow the Lord's leading as we believe He has highlighted to us this word in 2016, being; "It is in the place of praise & worship - both privately & corporately, that God speaks His direction". Week 1 article to be read for Home Group Study;     Engage Both Heart & Mind In Worship Click  Week 2 article to be read for Home Group study, pages 10,11,12; The Worship Of Trajectory Click 

  •  A Scripture Union New Zealand (SUNZ) Workshop - 'You're Losing Us ' Growing kids and young people with faith.   For children and youth workers, pastors, leaders and parents. Tuesday 11th October 7 - 9:15pm. Register online www.sunz.org.nz or freephone 0508 423 836.

  • Need Help with Debt?  Call 'CAP' free on 0508 227 111 




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  celebrated 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...    

10am  Worship, Sunday 25 September

'Real Life Testimonies'



Sunday 6pm: 'Combined Churches Service ‘Prayer For the Police’, 6pm @ ‘Te Tino o Porou’, cnr Tyndall & Huxley Rd.



'Prayer 4 U' Every Monday, 12:30  to 1:30pm, in the Church Library, off the Carpark on Ormond Road. (Excluding Public Holidays)

A confidential Prayer Team is available to pray with you, every Monday, 12:30 to 1:30pm in the Church Prayer Room/Library.  Confidential Healing Prayer opportunity, or Prayer for anything that concerns.