Central Office: 349 Wai-iti Road, Timaru, 7910  Phone: 03 686 0981       Email: oneoffice@timarupres.org.nz

Worship Services

We express our love for God in worship.
In worship we are drawn to our creator,
and God breathes into us new life.

Traditional Worship

At Trinity church we have the privilege or worshiping God in a beautiful building.  We enjoy thoughtful preaching, wonderful organ music, and a worshipful liturgy.

Every Sunday, 9:30am

Contemporary Worship

With engaging preaching, a vibrant band and a wonderful children’s ministry, worship at St. Stephens is a delight whether you are 6 or 60.

Every Sunday, 10:30am with morning tea from 10.

We are all on a journey seeking to find meaning in a world that is vast and ever changing.

Journey 21 is where people gather and walk together on a Sunday morning to a particular place for a short time of readings and reflections relevant to the world we live in and then adjourn to a café for coffee/breakfast.

The idea of journeying together in the 21st century is at the centre of this and being connected to the splendour and wonder of our environment.

A theme is introduced at the beginning of the walk and people will discuss this theme as they journey along and then readings and reflections are shared at the ‘destination’.

Discussion may continue over coffee afterwards.  The walking is relatively short and gentle.

If you wish to be part of this journey you are invited to gather at CBay car park, Te Weka Street, Timaru at 9.00am on the third Sunday of the month.

You may have opted out of church or never opted in but seek deeper meaning in your life, then Journey 21 may be for you.  Everyone will be respected and accepted as we are all at a different stage of the journey.


For further information contact  Ellen  03 688 8107

A reflective and intimate service of worship in the Celtic tradition.  Come and join our circle of fellowship and life.

We meet monthly on the third Sunday, but we take a break in July and August.

Contact Lois Shipley, 03 684 7511

by Gabriel Chávez de la MoraJoin us for a reflective and responsive communion service, 2:30pm on the first Sunday of every month. We enjoy a short, traditional communion service, and a warm and inviting afternoon tea to follow. We meet in the beautiful Chapel of Renewal at Trinity church.


Contact the office for more details.

Family Ministries

We are called to love God, and to love one another as God has loved us.
As a church we exist to help families and young people to flourish,
and to live in the fullness of God’s life


Every Sunday 10:30am @ 349 Wai-iti Road.
Children are involved in the church service at 10:30am, then separate into groups in the KidzTime rooms for:

  • Games
  • Creating
  • Discussion
  • Bible Stories


Crèche available in the Foyer for pre-schoolers. Family get-togethers organised. Come along, next Sunday during the school term and bring your family too. All Welcome!

Youth Group

Gifted! Called! Fantastic!

We believe in integrating people into the ongoing life of our church.
Young people help lead our worship, and serve alongside adults in many settings.
And there are weekly social events plus
Bible studies just for you.

6:30pm Sunday at 349 Wai-iti Road
Contact:Margaret ph 688 8840 email: nev.marg@xtra.co.nz

Girl’s Brigade

Meets Tuesdays in the Hall, 22 College Road.
5-8 Years 3:15pm – 4:45
9-17 Years 6pm – 7:30pm

Fiona 688 0375 or 0211702930


Boy’s Brigade

Meets Mondays in the Hall, 22 College Road.

5-8 Years 3:15pm – 4:30

Fiona 688 0375 or 0211702930

School Holiday Programmes

We hold two school holiday programmes during the year.  A winter programme in the July holidays, and a Christmas programme in December.  Keep an eye on the webste for more information, or contact the office.  oneoffice@timarupres.org.nz

Rhythm Kids

Every Tuesday morning, 10am-11am Rhythm Kids meet for pre-school music and movement in the Trinity Hall.  Come and join us for fun, community and music.

Call the office, or visit our Facebook Page for more information.


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2 days ago

Rhythm Kids

Hi there Rhythm Kids friends and families. Exciting news!
The TeePee Playgroup and coffee morning is starting on Thursday 20th June, yes that’s right, this Thursday at the Trinity Community Centre, 22 College Road, Timaru at 9.30am to 11am. Do you need some company? Would you like to meet like minded parents of pre-schoolers? You and your preschoolers(s) can be assured of a friendly welcome. Gold coin donation. For further information Contact Helen Carter 021 768 973. 😀

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1 month ago

Rhythm Kids

Hi there RK friends and families. Do you know that it is two years since the Rhythm Kids programme for 0-5yr olds began? It’s been and still is such a wonderful Timaru Presbyterian Parish community outreach and we are delighted by the number of young families and early childhood home educators that we have come to know and care about. We give thanks for the continued support for this awesome programme and to Sarah, Isobel and the 20 TPP members that make this weekly programme happen. Hip hip hooray! Happy birthday! 👍👏😀🎉🎊 ...

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Community Ministries

Our vision speaks of living and sharing God’s love.
We are committed to sharing our lives with the Timaru Community,
so that everyone may know the Good News that God loves us.

Eat Well
Fruit & Vege Co-Op

Every week a team of volunteers comes together to provide frutit and vege packs for people from all walks of life.  In doing so we build community – nourishing our souls as the good food nourishes our bodies.

Eat Well orders are due in Thursdays by 8pm, ready for pickup on the following Tuesday.

You can order either $8 or $15 bags of either mixed fruit and vegetables or just fruit or just vegetables. Pickup is at either St Stephen’s or Trinity between 3 & 4 pm on Tuesday afternoon.


Call the office, or visit our Facebook page for more information.


3 months ago

Eat Well

We have a spare large mixed fruit and veggie bag if anyone would like to buy it. Great value for $15 this week! ...

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4 months ago

Eat Well

Veges are great and the summer season gives us lots of opportunities to eat cheap vegetables! Look out for broccoli and sweet corn in this week's bags 🙂 ...

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Community Club

Meeting at the 349 Wai-iti Road complex from 1.30-3.30pm on Tuesdays.  We have a small group of members, but still enjoy the activities available:–

  • Indoor Bowls
  • Cards
  • Monopoly
  • Painting

We would like to increase membership and invite people to come for a look at our activities and stay for afternoon tea.  Contact:  Sid 684-3478.

Christian marriage reflects God’s love for the world as the moon reflects the sun.  If you are thinking of getting married, and would like to learn more, please contact Brent or Rory:

Rev. Brent Richardson brent@timarupres.org.nz 027 422 1892

Rev. Rory Grant rory@timarupres.org.nz 027 570 5156

In a Christian funeral we celebrate the life of our loved one, and we worship the God who promises new life in His eternal kingdom.  It is our privilege to share with families and help them to grieve well.  Our buildings can provide a worshipful environment for a gathering that is small and intimate, or for a large and public commemoration.

To learn more, please contact our office:

03 686 0981 oneoffice@timarupres.org.nz

Small Groups

As we share our lives together in small groups, we grow in our faith,
and in our understanding of ourselves and of God.

Monday Afternoon Group

The Monday Afternoon study group meets at 2pm in the St. Stephens lounge for conversati0n, prayer and Bible Study.  They are a diverse and welcoming group, and they’d love to meet you.

Contact Estelle, 03 686 3220

Monday Evening Group

The Monday Evening study group meet every second Monday at 7pm in the warm and welcoming environment of a family home.  For more information

Contact Isabel, 03 684 4485

Tuesday Evening Group

The Tuesday Evening study group meet every Monday at 7pm for prayers and Bible study in the warm and welcoming environment of a family home.  For more information

Contact Hermann, 03 684 5399

Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian Women of Aotearoa New Zealand (formerly the APW) have a proud history of serving God and advocating for the welfare and rights of women.  We have three groups that meet regularly:


  • The Evening Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in a member’s home.  Call Linda, 03 688 9366
  • The Lunch Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, midday, in the Trinity Hall.  Call Alison, 03 688 4317
  • The Good Companions meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month, 2pm, in the St. Stephens lounge.  Call Wensley, 03 686 1190