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 part of the network of the LinkNZ network of churches who value authentic relationship, Spirit life, and mission together.  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. In 2005 became part of the Link NZ network. Senior Leaders Carl and Sharlene Pilkinton were appointed in January 2011. They moved here from Porirua with their three children.

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Gisborne Church News

Upcoming Events - Mar

7 MAR– Monthly Prayer at Nikora Tapu 7.30pm
12-15 MAR – Growth Groups [see Meetings Tab for venues]. Also 26-29 March.
19 MAR – WBC viewing of ‘Broken’ at the Odeon, 6pm, $10 per ticket
22 MAR – Kaiwhakahaere Hui. Details to come
23 MAR – Waiata, Worship & Watercress, 5.15-6.15 at Nikora Tapu
25 MAR – Newcomers’ Dinner. Invitations to come
30 MAR – 02 APR – Easter Celebrations at WBC & Youth E-Camp

Waiata, Worship & Watercress
A monthly gathering to sing Christ-honouring waiata in te reo Maori. The purpose: improve your reo plus learn a range of waiata to tautoko our peeps at special events.

WBC Viewing of the Movie 'Broken'
A pre-Easter in-reach/out-reach invitation to view the movie 'Broken' with someone the Lord puts on your heart. This film features of heaps of Gizzy surf and personalities and has a powerful message of forgiveness. Venue: Odeon Theatre, 19 March, 6pm, $10 per ticket. 145 tickets only. Any profit from ticket sales will go toward the youth Easter Camp at Lake Karapiro.

Mar 2018 News Sheet - PDF 110Kb


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.