welcome to join our
Sunday Service at 10am.

We are Christ focused and community centred.
We are a welcoming and inclusive church community, where everyone is embraced with open arms regardless of their background or beliefs.

  • 94 Neale Ave, Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand

Methodist Church of New Zealand Te Haahi Weteriana o Aotearoa https://www.methodist.org.nz/

  •  11/06/2024 02:30 PM
  •   Church Lounge

Home fire and safety

  •  19/05/2024 10:00 AM
  •   Stoke Methodist Church

10 am Sunday Worship Service will be held on MAY 19 2024 for the many former West Coasters who now reside in the Nelson Tasman District or in Marlborough and Canterbury. Services of this nature have been successfully held in Christchurch in various churches for a number of years. The venue for the Nelson service will be the Nelson Tasman Methodist Parish’s Church at 94 Neale Ave Stoke, Nelson . The congregation of that parish will also be in attendance. Ian Davidson will be the guest preacher for the service. Ian was born in Hokitika, and is an experienced lay minister and preacher who has served in NZ , Australia and New Guinea If you would wish to attend this special service, or know others who may be interested, please contact Shona McLean at shona.mclean138@gmail.com or 021 078 5597. Any questions please phone Paul Tregurtha on (03) 546 4358 or email pwtrig@gmail.com.

  •  2/03/2024 09:00 PM
  •   Golf Club Cafe
  •  13/02/2024 02:30 PM
  •   Stoke Church Lounge

A fire officer speaking on Home fire and safety, afternoon tea included

  •  4/02/2024 12:00 AM
  •   Stoke Methodist church
  •  25/12/2023 10:00 AM
  •  12/12/2023 02:30 PM
  •  14/11/2023 02:30 PM

Speaker Maaike Faber van Burik on Enliven Positive Ageing Services

  •  7/11/2023 02:00 PM

Marcus Borg was a renowned New Testament scholar who helped many re-evaluate and deepen their Christian faith. This retrospective looks back at his influential work and lifelong journey questioning and reconstructing traditional beliefs. We welcome people from all backgrounds to join our thoughtful, inclusive conversations. No prior knowledge is required. Together we'll consider Borg's perspective on topics like Jesus, God, scripture and spirituality. All seekers are welcome as we explore our own faith journeys and get different viewpoints.

  •  17/09/2023 10:00 AM

Members’ hobbies will be on display for you to view while enjoying your cuppa. Everyone in the congregation is encouraged to exhibit their handywork.

Martin Sungchel Oh


Barbara Watson

Parish Steward

Wayne Chapman

Parish Steward

Don Horne


Valerie Knight

Parish Secretary

Community Sing Along

Meets 1st Wednesday of month 1.30-3.pm by Paul Tregurtha.

Men’s Breakfast 1st Saturday in month

From 9am til 10.15 am at varied local cafes .

Faith Exploring [Living the Question]Group

1st and 3rd Tuesday 2pm-3.30pm


Every Thursday Feb – Dec 6.45 pm to 7.30 pm. in church.

Exploring Silence

Every Wednesday 10.40 to 11.00 am.

Women's Fellowship

4th Saturday. 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm approx.

Stoke Prayer Group

4th Tuesday 1.30 pm

Cuppa & Conversation

Every 2nd Tuesday February to November. Afternoon tea and discussion. in Stoke church lounge

Our parish takes great pride in supporting a number of organizations in various ways, as we believe in giving back to the community and making a positive impact on those around us. We warmly welcome you to be a part of our support group. There is always room for you, and we would be honored to have you join us.

Richmond Retirees Grateful for New Housing. — May 30th, 2023

The sale of property in Richmond, Nelson has enabled the Nelson Tasman Methodist Parish to purchase four rental houses with the proceeds. Tenants are grateful to be able to access modern, safe housing at an affordable rate. In December 2021 the Richmond congregation voted unanimously to sell their well-positioned church and Wesley gardens and unite with the Stoke congregation. A land story was prepared and MCPC approved the sale of the property. A committee including representatives from the Richmond and Stoke congregations was appointed to advise and manage the removal of chattels and the sale. A sales agent was appointed, and the committee accepted a tender from the Tasman District Council with settlement due last August. A deconsecrating service in the Richmond church on 30 July was led by the Rev Kathryn Walters, Synod Superintendent. The Richmond congregation’s recommendation to purchase rental accommodation suitable for those who struggle to find affordable accommodation was agreed to by MCPC and four modern stand-alone houses were purchased with proceeds from the sale. The homes are all tenanted by people, in or near retirement age, who have not achieved home ownership. The parish now owns six rental houses including the previous St. John’s and Richmond parsonages as well as five flats on the Stoke site built in 1976. Caption: Residents Peter and Bruce are very happy with their new homes purchased with the proceeds of the Richmond Church. © All rights reserved, Methodist Church of New Zealand 2023

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For a number of years the Nelson Tasman Methodist Parish has supported this annual Christian World Service (CWS) fund raising event to support the ever growing number of refugees world wide Currently more than 82.4 million people have fled their homes due to war, persecution or natural disasters . These refugees and displaced people from Afghanistan, Palestine, Syria, Ukraine and other places desperately need food shelter, education, medical care, which are all basic human rights. To raise the funds to assist this need a group of our parishioners have walked a relatively short distance to emulate in a very small way what refugees and displaced people have to do to find a safe refuge. The parish walk has always ended at a cafe where the walkers and others who wish to join, relax and socialise over refreshments. This year thirteen of our congregation walked to the Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village Cafe where they were joined by another two parishioners. Over $120 was raised that day for Operation Refugee.

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