Welcome to Papanui Baptist.

Kia ora!

Welcome to the Papanui Baptist Church website. With Covid-19, things are a little different in this season . . . Our Sunday Gatherings are temporarily happening in people's homes instead of at our church building, and most of our programmes are going into hibernation until the situation changes. But through all this, we're continuing to live as the body of Christ—in fact, now more than ever we get to participate in deep fellowship with Jesus together, as we seek his renewal for our communities. And you're welcome to join us! Would you like a network of Christian support for your life? Then drop us a line and we'll do our best to get back to you!

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

Cambodian Service


First Sunday of month includes a fellowship meal together.



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.

Upcoming Events

Friday, 10 April
  • Men's Breakfast
    Times: 7:00 am - 8:00 am
  • Social English
    Times: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Study and conversation. Childcare and morning tea provided

Sunday, 12 April
  • Service
    Times: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Cambodian Fellowship
    Times: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm