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 ...


'Know Means No' Tour

7.30pm Monday 20th July

Venue:  AOG Church, Grey Street, Gisborne 

Family First's Bob McCroskrie & Nick Tuitasi will be holding a public meeting to inform about the euthanasia and cannabis referendums.


'Bless Mangapapa' Day

Saturday 1st August

In partnership with House of Breakthrough we will be having a Community Day to bless the Mangapapa community.  This will be a free event with musicians, bouncy castle, facepainting, sausage sizzle ... and much more! 

Venue and more details to follow.


OAC Community Chaplains Training Day

Saturday 15th August

Outreach And Church Ministries is the NZ division of Open Air Campaigners, and they are holding a training day at Mangapapa Church for those wanting to be 'Community Chaplains'. 

Registrations close on 10th August. 

For more info contact the office.





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 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

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: 06-867 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 19th July


10am Service

 Speaker: Andrew Russell


School Holidays Programmes operating during service



A confidential Prayer Team is available to pray with you.

Healing Prayer or Prayer for anything that concerns.