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)




Important Update


In response to COVID 19, Sunday services and other meetings at Mangapapa Church will not be happening for the next period of time.  We do not know how long this will be.


The Leadership Team are keeping in regular contact to pray and, with God's help, decide how we can continue to worship, connect and serve Jesus even though we cannot gather as we are used to.


For our older members, and those with health conditions, our heart is to support you in any way you need.  Please let us know if you are needing anything.  


If you are well and able to help others through phone calls, deliveries or other practical help please also let us know. 


You can still contact us by emailing the office.  Emails will be getting checked daily during normal office hours, 9am-12noon Mon-Fri.  However, please DO NOT RING THE OFFICE as the phone messages will not be getting cleared during the lockdown.


For any pastoral issues or anything urgent, contact Rev Paula Levy or one of the Elders. 


Let's be praying hard, gaining wisdom and encouragement from the Bible, caring for each other, and caring for our neighbours who may not as yet have the hope of Christ to offer refuge in the storm.







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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... 


No Services until further notice.



A confidential Prayer Team is available to pray with you.

Healing Prayer or Prayer for anything that concerns.