Welcome to Mangapapa Church


View our MUP 2017 AGM Reports here; 2017 AGM Reports Click

View the 2017 'Performance Report' here; MUP 2017 Performance Report Click

      Coming up in September 2017...


'Connexions 2's & 3's'  - A cuppa or a walk, & encouragement.



CAP Money Course started Tuesday 12th September

The 3- week block course is being in the Church House lounge on Tuesday 12th, 19th and 26th of September @ 6.30pm.  

If you would like to attend a CAP Money Course or can encourage family or friends to register, contact the Church office.


 Sunday 24 September from 4.30pm - 6.15pm @ our Church

Parenting Support Group & Kids Fun-Time

Session topic: Loving Our High School Kids on Purpose


  • Sonrise Christian School Invitation

 'OPEN DAY' Tuesday 26 September from 9am - 2pm

Sonrise Christian School would like to invite you and your family to attend Our Open Day which includes a tour of the school, meeting the staff, activities and a BBQ.


  •  Need Help with Debt?  Call 'CAP' free on 0508 227 111 



 We are a Community Church located in the Northwestern suburb of Mangapapa, in Gisborne City, New Zealand, where the sun shines first in the world of every new day.

Our Church roots are Methodist & Presbyterian and we maintain that connection as a Union Parish through the Uniting Congregations of Aotearoa NZ. On 13 April 2013, we  celebrated 100 years here. Our Worship Services are best described as contemporary in style and charismatic.  We share Communion in the 10am Service on the first Sunday of each month, and in the evening Service, mid month.  We undertake Believers Baptism by immersion.

We are a church of all ages – from 0 to 94 and we enjoy worship together.  Our focus is Jesus Christ as Lord and ‘There is nothing that the nearness of Jesus cannot overcome’.  Thanks for visiting our website and we hope you find helpful information here.


Online Newsletter

Click here to read our weekly Newsletter online, or to subscribe to receive the full pdf Newsletter by email each week.

About The Church

Links to pages on our history, what we believe, our purpose, our staff, what we can offer and next steps.

Events Coming Up

Calendar of events and links to further information on how to be involved.

Youth & Family

Links to our Youth pages, 'Kidzspace' Children's programme, Marriage and pre-marriage courses and more...

Mangapapa Church Office & Complex: 314 Ormond Road, Gisborne, NewZealand.

E-mail: office@mup.org.nz        Office Phone: 06-8679604  

Office Hours:  8:30am to 12:00 midday, Monday to Friday

Postal Address: Mangapapa Church, PO Box 2146, Gisborne, 4010, New Zealand.



What's on this week...


Sunday 24 September 2017, 10am

 'Where Do We Draw The Line?'

 Pt 4 of 'Relationships Series'

 Sunday @ 4.30pm - 6:15pm

'Parenting Support Group & kids fun time' '


'Prayer 4 U'

 Every Monday, 12:30  to 1:30pm, in the Church House/Office, 314 Ormond Road. (Excluding Public Holidays)

A confidential Prayer Team is available to pray with you.

Healing Prayer or Prayer for anything that concerns.