"...contend for the faith that was once for all
delivered to the saints."
(Jude 1:3b)

Our Purpose


To know Jesus

To share His love

To lead others to Him

Where are we?

Sunday Services

We have two venues.

9:30am at 340 Welcome Bay Road, Tauranga

The service has a full Children's Programme taking place at the same time. This is followed by morning tea or coffee at about 10:45am.

11:00am - 12 noon
at Carmel
Country Estate

Services are held in the main meeting room of Carmel Country Estate, on the corner of Poike Road and Hollister Lane in the suburb of Ohauiti, Tauranga.

It is a more traditional worship service.

This service does not cater for Children's Ministry.

Church Office

340 Welcome Bay Road

Phone: 07 544 0682
email: office@wbcc.org.nz

Office hours:
Fridays, 9:00am - 12:30pm

Welcome Bay Community Church Playgroup

Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 at 340 Welcome Bay Road

See the Playgroup page.


Godfrey and Glen Sim in Papua New GuineaGodfrey and Glen Sim

Godfrey is Mission Aviation Fellowship's liaison officer and counsellor to the rural churches.
Glen is an administrator with special responsibility for Mt Hagen Hospitality and setting up staff accommodation for new arrivals – all furnished and stocked with supplies. She is also Chairperson of the Board of Highlands Christian Grammar School.

Read their December 2017 Newsletter.


Valerie Archer

Based at Kapuna, Valerie and other family members run two hospitals (one at Kapuna and the other at Kikori), an elementary school, a Nurse training school, a Discipleship training school and a trading post. They also supervise village health centres in the region.

Kapuna website
Kapuna and Kikori Photo Album
Kapuna Hospital Facebook page

Coming events

Wednesday 25 Apr
10:00am – Ladies' Bible Study at Unit 40, Carmel Country Estate.

Sunday 29 Apr
9:30am – Family Service at 340 W.B.Road, with children's programme.

11:00am – Service at Carmel Country Estate.
No children's programme.


Welcome Bay
Community Church

After several years of meeting in and functioning from various venues, we have finally moved back into the centre of Welcome Bay. Looking for a suitable site has been a long faith journey, and now it has come to fruition.

We are situated on a three acre property at 340 Welcome Bay Road. It's on the sweeping bend in the road almost opposite Welcome Bay Primary School.

Our church office and our Welcome Bay Sunday services are at the same address again.

TECT logo We acknowledge the provision of funding from the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust to assist with building renovations. Click here to visit their website.

Karen's Trousdale's Poem

Karen has written a poem describing some of the joys and frustrations of making improvements to the building and at the same time meeting Council's building and safety requirements.

Click here to read it.