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Church On The Way

Tapanui Presbyterian Church
11 Sussex Street

Phone 204 8223

Minister - George Kopa

  • Weekly services are advertised in the Blue Mountain Express
  • Prayer and support

Programmes available:

  • Mainly Music –10.45am Fridays during school term
  • Youth Group – Crunchtime
  • Family Friday
  • Men’s Group
  • Women’s Fellowship
  • House Groups

Church on The Way is a part of PCANZ (Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand) and is a parish with approximately 108 members.  Church on The Way is a “sending church” for 2 missionary couples, for whom we provide ongoing major financial support. The church recently celebrated 150 years of ministry in West Otago.  A  Traditional Service with hymns, a Contemporary Service with a worship band and children’s and youth programmes operate most Sundays. Mainly Music, Youth Group and Family Friday @6 provide significant outreach opportunities.  Support services including welcome, welfare and food parcels are administered by the church. Men’s and Women’s Groups operate on a regular basis. The church supports KidzWay Early Learning Centre in prayer and the Church Leadership provides spiritual oversight.  



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