St Stephen’s Covid-19 Update

As Aotearoa is in level 3 lockdown we are no longer meeting in person for services. Instead, every Sunday morning at 10am we are livestreaming here:

Please join us as we encourage each other, worship together and stay in touch.


It is very important, for spiritual and mental health,  in this time to continue on with the sacred rhythms of meeting together, even though it be in a new format.


If you need any help (practical, emotional or spiritual) or to speak to someone please, please do not hesitate to contact the Minister. We have a team of people on stand-by ready to help.

Rev. Grant Ridout (0273601728,

Church made simple

We believe that ‘church’ is about coming together (as imperfect people) to worship God in community and to encourage, equip and spur each other on in our love for Jesus Christ and his work in the world.

We do not believe that church should be about keeping Christians busy doing in-house things. We’d rather grow people than programs.

We are a place to intelligently, creatively, honestly but faithfully wrestle with being followers of Christ today. People often comment on our authenticity and warmth. So bring your whole self and be yourself, it’s that simple.

people standing at the front of the church during a Sunday service

Sunday service

We meet together Sundays at 10am with hot coffee and a selection of teas waiting for you at the door.


Reflective Thursdays

Come breathe, find space during your busy week. Open between 11.30-1.30pm Thursday, come and go as you please.

Group of church members outdoors at the beach during a church social event

Other events

We have many things happening that we do together. You are welcome to find your space in our community.

What are you looking for?

Find your place among our faith community

Please get in touch if you would like to know more about what we offer

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