Wainui Beach Church Gisborne

Who we are

We are a community of people who want to, and do see, God working in our lives and the lives of those around us. We are figuring out how to be a multi-generational, multi-cutlural church in Aotearoa, New Zealand.  We meet at the school hall in the beach side community of Wainui. 


What we believe

In Spring of 2013 we came up with the following words as things that are important to us. What would you add to the mix?



The following message from September 2017 is a great summary of who we are the things that are important to us.

Click here to go to the video mentioned at the end.



Out of a desire to see a Christian witness maintained at Wainui Beach, Gisborne, a church was planted in early 1996. Due to increasing numbers the church relocated to Wainui Beach School Hall in the year 2000 where we presently meet.  Independent for 9 years, WBC joined the LinkNZ Network of Churches in 2005.  Senior Leaders Carl and Sharlene Pilkinton were appointed in January 2012. They moved here from Porirua with their three children.  WBC has steadily grown.  With the growth has come the anticipation of new wine and new wine skins.  Currently, in a short season of being independent once more, we eagerly anticipate fresh direction and leading into a new church network from 2019 forward.

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Church Gisborne, Community Church in Gisborne, New Zealand

Gisborne Church News

Upcoming Events Oct / Nov 2019

Over the next two months we are laying down our Mid-Week Growth Groups to run six excellent courses/events. All enquries to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Marriage Course: A seven week marriage course Thursday Evenings, 44 Douglas Street, Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21 & 28. Five places only. $30 per couple. View the link for more info: https://vimeo.com/318344953?
Church History Course: A race through Church History, Monday Evenings, 6 Cleary Road, 7-9pm, Oct 21, Nov 4, 11 & 18. Nine places only. $40 to cover textbook and goodies. 
Leadership Coaching: WBC are rapt to host Rev. Christine Harding to teach this valuable course. Three days' input - 9-5pm Oct 30, 31 & Nov 1st $180. Venue: AOG, Grey Street, Gisborne. Register via: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. View the link for more info: http://www.creativeresultsmanagement.com
Philippine Cuisine Mission Events: OMF Appointees Matt & Cristelle will host two Philippine Cuisine Events: 24 Oct evening 198 Darwn Road, 4 Oct lunch at 45 Shelly Road. Entry by Koha
CAP Money Course: WBC's Lauren Sheldrake will host a 3 session CAP Money Course Friday mornings 8, 15 & 22 Nov at St David's Church, Rutene Road, 9.30-11am. See the link for more info: https://www.capnz.org/get-help/cap-money-course . Cost: tba
Whanau Forums: WBC are rapt to host two whanau forums: 20 Nov: How to Apply Love Languages in Family Life. 27 Nov: Self-Care. Time: 7.30-9pm, St Andrew’s Church, Cobden St, $5 entry fee


Please help us to keep the blue mat area, rear of the hall, as a safe space for mums & bubs under 2yrs only.
Under 5s: Parent helpers please check outdoor playground equipment is securely in place. Children under 5 years only at the playcenter.

In the event of the above the protocol is:
Fire: Follow the exits. Assemble in the car park.
Earthquake: “Turtles” or take cover under seats
Tsunami: “Long and Slow – Up You Go”. Once the quake subsides we head up past room 5, toward the hills - collecting your children enroute.


  1. Beware Bee Hives en route to creche.
  2. The gym cupboard is unsafe. No playing inside it.
  3. Keep alert re kids in the car park.



Wainui Beach Vineyard is a part of the Vineyard Aotearoa movement.