Wainui Beach Church Gisborne - Bongo WorshipWe meet at 10am on Sunday morning each week at the Wainui Beach School Hall. Services run for about an hour and a half, followed by a hot drink and a time to catch up with friends and meet new people. During the service we run a creche and a program for primary and intermediate school age kids.   

We run a creche and programmes for all school aged children.


Under 2yrs - Parent-led
V-Bubs - 2 - 5yrs
V-Kids - New Entrant, Year 1 & 2
V-Ups - Year 3-10
V-Youth - Year 11-13 Big Church on Sundays.
Friday Night Youth Group for Year 9-Year 13, weekly, 6.30-8.30pm.  See the web calendar for details

Child and Youth Programmes - Wainui Beach Church, Gisborne


WBC Growth Groups are in recess during Term 4 2019.

Growth Groups are a great place to unpack some of the teaching from the Sunday service, and also a great opportunity to ask questions, pray for each other, and enjoy some good kai together, as well as strengthening old friendships and making new ones. We have a range of groups meeting at the moment. Come along or get in touch to find out more.   

Lauren Sheldrake/Sally Bevins/Liz Alder
Mon @ 7.30pm Women’s Group
610 Wainui Road
027 4682 94 (S) 022 313 0213 (Liz)

M & A Rutherford
Mon @ 7.30pm
388 Clifford Street, Whataupoko
022 1981 552(A) 027 3526 776(M)

Luke & Lauren Sheldrake
Tues @ 7.00pm
11 Cambridge Tce, Kaiti
021 156 3042 (Luke) 021 235 6363(L)

Aaron & Courtney Snodgrass
Weds @ 7.30pm
2a Lloyd George Rd, Wainui
027 4599 966(C) 022 1957 763(A)

Luke Sheldrake, Shawn Collier, Mike Main
Thurs @ 7pm Men’s Group
7 Kingsley Street, Whataupoko
027 388 5755(M), 027 3671 028(S)



Gisborne Church News

Upcoming Events Dec/Jan 2020

Dec 1st: WBC Whanau Christmas Service. Bring the family and the neighbours as we celebrate Jesus' birth together
Dec 8th: Leavers' Service, celebrating the families leaving WBC & the region. BYO Picnic to follow.
Dec 15th: Child Dedication Service: Today two WBC families make promises to raise their children in God's ways.
Dec 22nd: Communion Christmas Service. Final Service for 2019
Jan 5th: No Service at WBC. Fellowship Event - see the WBC FB pg for details
Jan 12h: No Service at WBC. Fellowship Event - see the WBC FB pg for details
Jan 19th: 9.30am cuppa followed by 10am Service. Summer Fun Event to follow
Jan 26th: 9.30am cuppa followed by 10am Service. Summer Fun Event to follow


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.