How We Began in Island Bay
One hundred and twenty years ago, at 3pm On Sunday 9 October in 1898, about 130 people crowded out the then recently erected little wooden church on The Parade, Island Bay, for the official opening of Island Bay Presbyterian Church.
The church only held 120, so a number of people had to stand at the doorway for the service. The church’s first service was conducted by the Moderator of the Presbyterian Assembly, the Reverend James Patterson, who was minister of St John’s Church, Willis Street.
“Connecting people with God and each other”
Island Bay Presbyterian Church Vision This booklet briefly outlines what we’re about at Island Bay Presbyterian Church (IBPC). It answers questions such as what we most value, where we put our resources and focus, and what we’re committed to. It gives you a good overview of the unique flavour or ‘DNA’ of our church community.