Welcome to

Knox         Church


Helping you find and follow jesus

You may have discovered that, as a church, we are much more than a service that meets on a Sunday. We are a diverse community discovering what it means to live with the possibility of God in our midst; God on the job, God at home, God in the classroom, or God in the office. Jesus defined church as, where two or three meet together in my name. For us, church could be a group impromptu meeting for coffee, it could be the annual Big Bonfire on the Finer's Farm, or even the weekly Sunday morning worship celebration. Church is not where you meet but who you meet. Church is you as part of a divine corporate identity. It is about allowing relationships to go deeper, it is about hospitality, it is about discovering a measure of God in each other. 


Values Study Series

Our Values are who we are as a church and we encourage everyone microchurch or mentoring group to explore them. Below is a study series and a sermon video about each value.

4pm 28 Feb -

2pm 1 Mar


Vertical Horizon Camp  558 Everett Road

How much does it cost?

Adult - $80

Child/teen (17 and under) - $60

Whanau (up to 4 children) - $210

This Camp we are exploring one of our church values, Whanaungatanga  (Family) This is a culture of inclusivity where everyone is treated as though they were related. Family means home, a place, a context where you can relax, be yourself, and be accepted. As much as we grow as a church we want to grow the culture of a big family.  You are family, and you matter. So over the weekend we will be diving into Whanaungatanga, doing life together and exploring what this looks like through the eyes of Jesus. We will have worship from the Knox band as well as some awesome activities that will reflect this theme. You might be wondering who is going to be speaking  about this topic, well we have the one and only Karaitiana Akroyd.

What are the accommodation options?

There are cabins as well as powered/unpowered caravan and tent sites.



Throughout the year we have a large range of events that we put on at Knox. Below are the next three.

18 Feb

DBX Boys kayak trip

28 Feb

Church Camp starts

7 Mar

Peru Team High Tea


Originally the sermons or talks as we like to call them were recorded so that those of us involved in Dynamite Bay and Rainbow with the kids could catch up on what is going on.  We have found other people like to listen to the talks. Click the button to listen to this podcast through our website, or listen to them through itunes or spotify

Over 55yrs
Whole Church Events
DBX Boys
DBX Boys
Sunday's for Kids
DBX Girls
Epic Youth
Sunday Services
Sunday Services
Camp Knox
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Sunday Service


Rainbow  Sundays from 10am
    ages 0-3yrs

Knox Minis Sundays from 10am
    ages 4-6ys

Knox Kids Sundays from 10am
    ages 7-12yrs

PERU TEAM - Tabitha 

Since returning from Peru the team have been inspired to help women and children from our own community who are struggling. They have set up a craft group on Tuesdays that make packages for the Women's Refuge and Tu Tama Wahine O Taranaki.


"As a group we want to provide help to our community and to the Women's Refuge in particular. After a long chat with someone who was recently cared for by Women's Refuge, we want to provide personal care packs for ladies and activity bags for small children."


Even if you can't sew or knit, we could still use your help. There is always a lot of chatter and laughter.


If you would like to know more please talk to Janice.

Building Hire

Health & Safety

We at Knox take Health and Safety seriously and do whatever possible to make it easy for everyone to follow. 

Strategic Plan

Last year Knox Waitara worked hard on our Strategic Document. This is a working document that helps to shape the direction that we move in. Currently, it is in its infancy, but as we continue to work it into maturity its value increases. Below is the document as it currently stands. If you have any questions, feel free to talk to any of the elders or email teresa@waitara.org.nz.


Office Hours - Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Phone - (06) 754 4356
Facebook - Knox Church Waitara
Address - 17 Grey St, Waitara
Postal -  P.O. Box 216, Waitara, 4346
Email - teresa@waitara.org.nz

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