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 usually meet at the school hall in the beach side community of Wainui.  Currently we are based at St David's Church, Kaiti, while the school undergoes some classroom renovations. 


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.  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 wineskins.  

Following a short time of being independant once more and with much gratitude for the former seasons of the church, we have moved forward to come under the korowai [covering] of Vineyard Aotearoa.  Vineyard is a national and international network of churches.  http://www.vineyard.org.nz/

Wainui Beach Church was formally grafted into Vineyard Aotearoa on 19 May 2019. 

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Gisborne Church News

During Covid-19 Level 1

The Wainui Beach Church community now gather in the following ways:


  • Sunday Church 9am and 10.30am at St Davids 
  • Term 4 Mid-Week Topical Teaching



3 Nov: Marriage Course #4

4 Nov: Prayer & Fasting

5 Nov: Sharing the Faith #2

6 Nov: CAP Money Course #1 + Youth Chilled Games

10 Nov: Marriage Course # 5

12 Nov: Sharing the Faith #3

13 Nov: CAP Money Course #2 + Jnr Youth 789s-Gizzy-Wide Games

14 Nov: St David’s Working Bee, Worship Team Hui, Conversational Reo #2

15 Nov: Thanksgiving Service: Acknowledge Elders Emeritus Riddells + Kings + Fathers & Sons Claybird Shoot 2-5pm

16 Nov: Ch His 20thC Pentecostalism

17 Nov: Marriage Course #6 Course

18 Nov: Pastors & Elders Hui

20 Nov: CAP Money Course #3 + Youth & 789s Guys/Girls Night

22 Nov: Morning Services + Sunday Bowls 3pm, min age 10yrs

24 Nov: Marriage Course #7

27 Nov: Youth + 789s End of Year Beach BBQ

28 Nov: Conversational Reo #3


2 Dec: Prayer and Fasting Together

6 Dec: Matt Nicholas Preaching + Youth Christmas BBQ

12 Dec: St David’s Working Bee, Conversational Reo #4

13 Dec: Whanau Christmas Service 9am, St David's 10.30am

16 Dec: Pastors & Elders Hui

20 Dec: End of Year Service 10.30am only


Numbers 6:24-26
24 Mā Ihowā koe e manaaki, māna koe e tiaki:
25 Mā Ihowā e mea kia tīaho tōna mata ki a koe, māna anō hoki koe e atawhai:
26 Mā Ihowā tōna kanohi e whakaara ki a koe, māna anō e tuku te rāngimarie ki a koe.



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