St John’s Church & Community Centre

We are embarking on a bold project that suits the needs of the church and the Puketapapa community. Lacking facilities in the area and being extensively used by the community already, St John’s has to rebuild to meet earthquake safety requirements and reduce the high cost of maintaining our old buildings. Seizing the opportunity and response to the needs of the area, we are creating a dedicated church space and opening the extensive new building as a shared use community facility. It will feature …

  • A dedicated Church seating 165 people
  • A Community Auditorium that will seat 275 – this will be a large flexible multi-use space that can be used for a variety of functions and events and will lend itself to being used as a cafeteria when not set up for functions. It will have stunning north facing views towards the city.
  • A large, multi-functional downstairs lounge with a commercial-style kitchen with wide servery. This will also have access to the grassed back section and play area that can also double as a carpark for larger functions. A dedicated children’s play area and our community garden will also take up some of this back space.
  • There will also be a number of smaller lounges, meeting rooms and offices. These will be available for lease by the community at reasonable rates.

Proposed floorplans


The complete cost of the project is $6,500,000.

The church has already committed $1,800,000 to the project so far, which covers most of the church build.

We now have to raise the balance of $4,700,000 and we are working on this diligently led by a great team.

We have been grateful for the faithful support that has provided almost all the monies required to build the church (20% of the structure). We are now focused on raising the monies required for the Community Centre (80%) component of the project.

We are looking for people, groups and organizations that will support this project for our community. Financial gifts and assistance, and committed pledges are most appreciated.

If you would like someone to contact you about making a gift or answering your questions, please contact us on or call the Minister (Colin) on 021750362 (who will put you in contact with the appropriate person).

Online donation from this site will soon be available. In the meantime, if you want to donate you can do so from your bank to:
St John’s Presbyterian Church (Mt Roskill)
Account number: 12-3033-0617107-50

Please email your contact details (name, email, phone, address) to if you would like a tax receipt sent to you.

Your support, prayers, practical and financial assistance are much appreciated.

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