Welcome to Mangapapa Church.  In October & November...

  • BWL - Beautiful Women in the Lord - Women's Evening Out!  'Fun, Discussions, Teaching, Dessert' Wednesday, October 29, 7pm. DVD teaching from Priscilla Shirer: 'Co-operating With God's Transforming Work'...in the church auditorium. Come expecting to have a fabulous time with other beautiful women!

  • 'Spirit Of God' Preaching & Home Group/Small group Study Series over 6 weeks in August and September is now complete.  You can still access the  Study materials here at our Newsletters page.

  • November 1....Kidzspace Gisborne presents 'Family Light Party' as an alternative to Halloween. For Kidzspace families and friends. Come in fancy dress 'Light' theme at Mangapapa Church from 5 - 7pm.Bring a plate to share.  Lots of fun, prizes and games!

  • November 22 (or 29 - postponement date)...Matrix Intermediate Youth Fun Retreat! Loads of fun @ The Robinsons!

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...

Sunday 26 October 10:00am 

'Jesus Touches Lepers. Would We?'

An All-In Family Service


No Evening Service this Holiday Weekend

'BWL Women's Night Out' 7pm Wed. October 29



'Prayer 4 U'- 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.