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" and "Reflection for the Week", click here. The 'Bay Kids' winter 2015 newsletter is still available, with lots of info on what, who and where for fun and sanity-saving children's activities.

Visit our Facebook page for the latest chat about what's going on!

Services for 2016

14 Feb: Lent 1, Nathan is leading this service, with communion.
21 Feb: Second Sunday in Lent; Nathan is preaching and the band is playing.
28 Feb: Third Sunday in Lent; Susan is preaching and the Ensemble will be playing.
6 March: Fourth Sunday in Lent; Nathan is preaching, there will be communion, and the band will play too!

Happening soon~ 2016

Our church Garage Sale: Saturday 13th Feb 10am-12noon. Please come and help on Friday at 6pm and Saturday at 9am. Please bring in your saleable goodies and baking for the cafe today.
Island Bay Festival, February 13-21.
Community Minister Sought - details below.
Teddy Bears' Picnic - Sunday 21st Feb - details below.


Community Minister sought:   Island Bay Presbyterian Church in Wellington are seeking to add a 0.5 paid position to our ministry staff, one that will help us broaden and deepen the already strong connections we have within the communities we serve.For a job description, please contact If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about this exciting position, please contact Nathan on Applications welcome by Feb 1st 2016.


Teddy Bears' Picnic   It's time to pack a picnic with everything Teddies love to eat! The last day of the Island Bay Festival is a relaxing one to enjoy in Shorland Park, with the kids and their cuddly friends. Live entertainment, music, face painting, sausage sizzle and more.

At 12.30, pull out the picnic and set up your teddies for a delightful lunch in the park. There will be music, games, food, competitions, celebrity Mr Bear, and a bear hunt all within the area of Shorland Park.    Has your Teddy ever been in a triathalon? Or a piggy back race? Or a dance-off? Now is her or his chance!        

This event is hosted by the Island Bay churches and whoever wants to help. All Bears are invited and MUST bring their carers.

For information: Island Bay Presbyterian Church Children and Families Worker, Melanie Heaphy 021702907 or