Welcome to Papanui Baptist.

Kia ora!

Welcome to the Papanui Baptist Church website. This is a good place to find out a little bit more about us and the different things going on at church. We're a people of God, gathered in Christ by the Holy Spirit, and we'd love to meet you! We're all shapes and sizes, and we come together for worship on Sundays 10am and 4:15pm. We like to catch up over a tea and coffee afterwards. We have children and crèche programmes available during the morning service. On Wednesday nights we have Y@P (Youth at Papanui) at 7pm for the high schoolers. We look forward to saying hello!

Ngā mihi nui,

Sarah and Elliot Rice (Co-Pastors)

*Sarah is currently on Parental Leave—we had our first child in January this year.



Worship Service


  • Creche and Children's Programmes
  • Morning Tea
  • Communion on first and third Sunday of the month


  • Afternoon Tea
  • Communion on first and third Sunday of the month



A short service held fortnightly on Thursday with morning tea to follow.

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Community Activities

Click here to learn more about the work we are doing in our community through Freedom Trust.