About Clevedon Presbyterian Church
People who join in our church’s life, worship and mission, come from a broad diversity of backgrounds and experiences. The church is committed to being a place ‘anyone can belong to’.
The presence of the Presbyterian Church in the Clevedon area dates back to the 1850’s with thearrival of Scottish settlers and the ministry of the Rev Thomas Norrie.
While Clevedon Presbyterian formally incorporates the churches at Clevedon, Takanini/Conifer Grove and Kawakawa Bay, the church communities at each place have distinctive cultures and histories.
For all three churches, hospitality and welcome are values that are seen as central to the Christian story.
The people who make up our church come from many backgrounds. Some have been coming to church all their lives and have family histories in this area which go back for generations.
For others, coming here is the first time they have ever come into a church building. Things are unfamiliar and they find themselves on a journey exploring the Christian faith and what Jesus’s message might mean for them.
From our diverse individual backgrounds, we find a unity in celebrating God’s love for us and the world and an openness to how God’s Spirit may be moving within and among us.
We’d love you to join us in our life,worship and journey together
As a Presbyterian church our key governance, strategy and leadership functions sits with the Parish Council, which is made up of elders and members elected by the congregation.
Major decisions like the call to a new minister or approval of the annual budget are made at meetings of the congregation.
Ordained ministers have accountability to a regional body of the Presbyterian Church called a Presbytery.
The bi annual General Assembly makes the rules which govern the national operational and doctrinal functions of the Presbyterian Church. The rules of the Church are contained in the Book of Order.
Outside of the ministers, the key contact for raising any concerns about matters relating to the life of the church is through the ‘Parish Clerk’ who is a senior elder on the Parish Council.
Funds generated by the recent sale of land has enabled the church to plan further developments to support its life and mission. These include the building of a new facility for Clevedon Kidz, the development of a Community Centre, the enhancement of facilities at Kawakawa Bay and the wage support for people committed to extend our ministry in the community.
A wider community group is also coordinating discussions about the future development of the Clevedon area and welcomes your ideas and participation.
Church Service with a mixture of Contemporary and Traditional Music.
Kid’s Club (Sunday School)
This service meets at Kawakawa Bay Hall
This service is held at St. Aidan's,
23 Walter Stevens Drive, Conifer Grove.
Communion & prayer service.
Would you like to share in our purpose and mission? We believe that good relationships, open discussion and a genuine desire to seek God’s calling allows us to grow as people and a community together.