Island Bay Presbyterian Church




Welcome to Island Bay Presbyterian Church We are a community of pilgrims seeking to love and support one another, and our wider community, as we journey through life. 

As a Presbyterian church we are oriented towards the God of the Bible, who is made known to us most fully in Jesus Christ, who calls us to follow in the way of Christ, and who dwells in us through the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Our community contains a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds as we strive to listen to God, learn from each other, and be inspired to live in the Light of God. We believe that everyone has a place and everyone has a gift to offer, so we strive to involve all ages and abilities in our church. 

You are welcome to journey with us, with our primary gathering being our 10am service on a Sunday morning where we give space to a variety of traditions and musical styles in our worship together. 

For the latest weekly "Sunday News" click here.

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Check out "Bay Kids", a seasonal catch up on what's happening at 'Island Bay Presbyterian' for pre-school and school age children.


Coming up

New! "Bay Kids School Holiday Programme".  Programme Poster

Our programme will run from January 20th - 30th 2015, for two age groups:5-8 & 9-13. This programme will be based at the Church Centre from 8.30am to 3.30 (*or 5pm, see below). We have a great programme lined up for the kids in both age groups, so register today! Phone 383 8699 or email

Local and fun, including trip days

We are an approved provider with experienced staff.

$35/day per child. $150 for the week. $120/week for a 2nd child. Subsidies are available if you would like to discuss this with our staff.
 *$10 extra /family per day for care from 3.30pm until 5pm. Please contact Madeleine our Programme leader on or phone the church office on 383 8699.


Friday 31st October. Light Party (alternative Halloween). 6pm in church.

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th November. Church retreat at Ngatiawa River Monastery. Enquire to Nathan please.

Saturday 1st November. SPCA Adoptathon, in the hall at 11.30am.

Saturday 29th November. Decorating the church for Christmas.

Combined Carols with Island Bay churches. December 7th, 4.30pm, St Hilda's.

Sunday 14th December. IBPC family party - shared lunch in the church lounge.

Wednesday 17th December. PJs n Carols Christmas Party.6-7pm in the church.


Church camp. March 27-29, Tatum Park.