Welcome to Mangapapa Church.  What's on for the remainder of 2014...

  • '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) 

  • Christmas Eve 8:15pm, Wednesdday 24 December - 'Carols By Candlelight' on the Church Lawn

  • Christmas Day Service, 9:30am Thursday 25 December @ the Church.  (Also tune in to TV One at 11am for the live broadcast of the Bi-centennary of the Gospel In N.Z. Service, from Marsden Cross, Oihi Bay, Bay of Islands.


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...

Wed. 24 Dec. Christmas Eve 8:15pm 'Carols By Candlelight' on the Church Lawn.

Thurs 25 Dec. Christmas Day 9:30am 'Family Service'

Sunday 28 December 10:00am 

'Family Service'


 No Evening Service this Sunday -

Christmas Eve 24 December -   'Carols By Candlelight'

8:15pm on the Church Lawn

Here's wishing you and yours a peaceful and blessed Christmas.



'Prayer 4 U'- 12pm midday to 2pm every Monday.

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.