People, not programs

He aha te mea nui o te ao, he tangata he tangata he tangata


We’re So Glad You Found Us

We believe the church is about imperfect people coming together to love God, each other, and our neighbour. We aim to encourage, equip and spur each other on in our love for Jesus Christ and his love for the world.

We do not believe that the church should be about keeping Christians busy doing in-house things. We’d rather grow people than ‘in-house’ programs. We’d rather live the good news outside of our walls. 

Come and check us out, we’d love to meet you.

St Stephens Fire Update June 2022


We are continuing to raise funds to restore this beauty on the corner. Our fundraising goal was $1000, 000. We have had many generous donations from expected and unexpected places. We are incredibly thankful. We are in the midst of doing a calculation of where we are at in terms of how much is left to fundraise. Watch this space for a more accurate number of what is left to raise.

Stage 1: the external works are predicted to be completed in August 2022. The time has kept extending due to the climate in the building sector. We hope to move onto stage 2 seamlessly which includes internal works.

If you have a spiritual connection to St Stephens, love heritage buildings, or are just feeling like you would like to be part of a legacy to keep the character of Ponsonby alive then donations can be deposited into our Restoration Funds Account:

Acc: St Stephens Ponsonby 
Acc: 38-9016-0798775-01

These donations are tax-refundable and all proceeds go to the rebuilding and restoration of St Stephens Ponsonby.  


                      Arohanui, the St St team








Sunday Service

We meet together Sundays at 10am in the hall, at the end of the carpark, with fairtrade coffee and a selection of teas waiting for you at the door.



Unfortunately due to a fire we are out of action for Weddings until mid-late 2023.

hybrid comm pantry & sign

Pātaka Kai [Community Pantry]

Our Pā taka Kai is an open pantry and sharing platform for fresh produce, surplus food products or more emergency-type food and toiletries.


St Stephens wants to be all about hospitality. HOSPOP is a new venture where we open up our hospitality spaces with events or just impromptu as a space with free food and espresso coffee. See what’s on here:St St Events