Welcome To Mangapapa Church

“Observe how Christ loved us.  His love was not cautious but extravagant.  He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us.  Love like that.”  Ephesians 5:2 (MSG)

Coming Up in 2023 ...


Good Friday

9.15am Carry The Crosses

9.45am Service

Meet 9.15am at the Botanical Gardens, Roebuck Road corner, where we will assemble as a group, pray and then together we carry our 3 crosses on the journey to Church.  At 9.45am at the Church we will erect the crosses, pray a blessing on them and then head into the auditorium for a 30 min contemplative service. 


Easter Sunday Family Service

10am Sunday 9th April 2023


Hymn Sing-A-Long

10am Friday 21st April

Venue:  Frank & Lorraine Darcy's

For those who love to sing hymns, come and join us for morning tea and a sing-a-long.  

Everyone welcome. 

(Contact the office for the address)


Resources For Those Affected

By The Flooding

There are different resources available for those affected by the flood.


1.   Insurance:  For those dealing with insurance companies, this is a link to a church based organisation that worked with people after the Chch earthquakes. They have lots of experience and a deep understanding of the process.  https://www.nzcrs.govt.nz/how-we-work/about-our-process/

2.   Counselling:  The Sunrise Foundation is working with Male Support Services in the Waikato. They are a registered Counselling Service and have offered free and unlimited 1 to 1 phone counselling for anyone who wants it. All their counsellors are vetted, qualified and registered. If you wish to use them simply email referrals@waikatosurvivors.org.nz   and let them know you are from Gisborne and have been given their details by Glenda Jackson of Sunrise Foundation. Give your name, phone number and whatever details you wish to share. They will ring you back.

3.   There will be counselling/mental health seminars run in Gisborne in early to mid April.  More details will follow as dates/times/venues and other information is confirmed.

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.  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

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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: 06-867 9604  

Office Hours:  9:00am to 12:00 midday, Monday to Friday

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


What's on this week... 


Sunday 2nd April 2023 


10am  Service


 'Sharing From The Heart'

With Communion

Speakers:  Al Clement & Gretchen Norman


All Welcome


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A confidential Prayer Team is available to pray with you.

Healing Prayer or Prayer for anything that concerns.