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.  

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 2

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


  • Sunday Church 9am and 10.30am at Wainui Beach School - contact trace pre-booking with a limit of 100 each service, cubicle seating in bubbles to ensure social distancing and bubble morning tea chez vous x
  • Growth Groups weekdays [see the calendar for venue links & study notes]





2 Sept: Prayer and Fasting Together, Prayer 7.30

6 Sept: Youth Group Sofa Steal

6 Sept: Father’s Day Service.

7-10 Sept: Growth Groups

11 Sept: Youth Group Make-A-Movie Challenge

13 Sept: Final Sun at WBS Hall

14-17 Sept: Growth Groups

16 Sept: Elders + Pastors Hui

18 Sept: Youth Korero Night + 789s Bonfire

20 Sept: i) New Venue: Check our FB page ii) Newbies Meal

21-24 Sept: Growth Groups

25 Sept: Youth Whanau BBQ

27 Sept: Daylight Savings Begins

28 Sept - 11 Oct: School Hols


3 Oct: Missions Breakfast with Paul + Barby Windsor

4 O4 Oct: Guest Speaker Paul Windsor

7 Oct: Prayer and Fasting Together


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.