The Hobsonville Home Mission Station

Established, where our story begins.

Kumeu Home Mission Station

Inter-denominational church services held locally.

1952 – 1979


The manse was built on its current site and services were held in the lounge.

Ian MacDonald

1959 – 1963


Presbyterian Churches of the wider district changed from being a home mission station to a parish, and with that came the right to call a minister.

The New Zealand Bible Training Institute

Also in 1962 the New Zealand Bible Training Institute (now Laidlaw College) moved from the city to Lincoln Road, and has been an ongoing input into Massey Presbyterian ever since.

1964 – 1973

Tom Wilson

Church Buildings

In early 1964 the first church building was constructed, it’s still on site today, it forms the foyer.
Later in 1964 the Sunday School hall was added.

1973 – 1979

David Sage

Massey/Riverhead Parish

A number of the smaller sites in the wider area began meeting at one of the two main sites (Massey or Riverhead churches) and the parish was renamed to reflect this.

1980 – 1990

Robert Smith

New Church

The new church was opened at Massey

1992 – Today

Stuart Lange

Changing Demographics

From the 2000’s there has been an influx of new ethnicities and cultures into Massey Presbyterian, including a number from the pacific and many parts of Asia. This has added a rich new dimension into the church.


Christmas Drive Through

Every December, ever increasing numbers of the west-Auckland community have heard the Christmas story.

Extensions & Renovations

The church was extended at both ends with a new nursery, youth lounge, office and improved kitchen facilities being constructed to support the growing church.


We are the Massey-Riverhead Presbyterian Church

“For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

- 1 Corinthians 3:11

“There is only one foundation for the church of God. That foundation is Jesus Christ. There is no other reason for the church’s existence. There is no other basis for the church’s spiritual life. The only authentic foundation for the church of the living God is the one and only Son of God, Jesus of Nazareth, who came to earth to show us what God is like, who died so that we might be forgiven, who rose from the dead to destroy the power of death over those who believe, who is this world’s only genuine Saviour, and who is the only legitimate head of the Church universal.”