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

 Visit our Facebook page for extra insights and comments. Check out "Bay Kids", a seasonal catch up on what's happening at 'Island Bay Presbyterian' for pre-school kids and older. The next issue will be in 2015.

Summer services

Christmas Eve: Service at 11.15pm, lead by Rev. Susan Blaikie.

Christmas Day: Service at 9.30am, lead by Rev. Nathan Parry.

Island Bay churches combined services: December 28th - at St Hilda's; January 4th - here at the Presbyterian Church; January 11th - at the Baptist church.


"Bay Kids" School Holiday Programme.    What a great line up of activities! We are now taking bookings, so check out each day's activities in the programme brochure link below, complete the booking form and send it to us today.

Programme Brochure

Booking Form

Programme Poster

Our programme runs from from January 20th - 30th 2015, for two age groups:5-8 & 9-13. The programme is based at the Church Centre from 8.30am to  3.30/5pm. We have great activities for kids in both age groups, so register today!

Contact Programme Leader Madeleine on 021 0231 0227 or email or call our office on 383 8699. We will always respond to your message within 24 hours.

** Experienced leaders.    **Local and fun, including trip days. ** Giving kids a real holiday!

Cost: $35/day per child. $140 for the week. $120/week for a 2nd child. $10/day rates for families under financial stress; please discuss this with our staff.

Coming up

Our 2015 Calendars are on sale now, with great images of the Island Bay area. $12 each. They're full colour A4 (portrait) with a spiral binding - very practical. Ask Janice or Helen, or phone 383 8699.

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.

Wednesday 24th December. Carolling around the community, starting at 6pm at Irwell Resthome, Island Bay.

Church camp. March 27-29, Tatum Park.