Wesley Tauranga

We are a community of vulnerable people, on a journey of hope, inquiry and faith.




We gather for worship every Sunday at 10am. All are welcome. Communion is served on the first Sunday of the month and everyone is invited to join with us and participate.

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Wesley Methodist Church

100 13th Ave
PO Box 2019

Phone: +64 (07) 578 8493

Email: [E-Mail not displayed]


Our Team

  • Erin Tauranga Wesley

    Erin Nicholson. Mon-Fri 9am-12.30pm

    Parish Administrator

  • Leigh

    Rev Leigh Sundberg


Children & Young People

Children and young people attend the first part of the service and then may join the 'Wesley Kids' or the Youth Group as they follow the 'Seasons of the Spirits' programme with Bible Study, arts, crafts, and much more.

Bless You For Visiting

We hope you will take advantage of all of the wonderful opportunities here...and more importantly, we pray that you will become part of the excitement by contributing!

What's On?

You'll find the latest information about day-to-day happenings including this week's bulletin on our News Page. The Activities Page is a stepping stone to the many events and celebrations of life that are Wesley Groups. "Whateva! ", Wesley's Youth Group can be found there as well as some incredible stories about tramping around the Bay of Plenty from the Tramping Group. Information about various Bible study groups is available too.

Of course there are wonderful areas of worship, prayer and reflective meditation on our Worship Page.

The Links Page is chock-full of links to other websites we feel would be of interest.

So we sincerely hope you'll take some time to have a look around.

Volunteers Needed

If you have any ideas, stories or items you'd like to add to our website, we'd love to hear from you!

This website is a labour of love. If you have a little time, we are always in need of people to help us keep the site new and relevant. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know.


  • One-off donation

    Contact the Church Office (Click here) for information on how to go about this or simply write a cheque payable to Wesley Methodist Church, and post it to: PO Box 2019, Tauranga. 3140.

  • Give regularly

    You can organise an Automatic Payment with your bank to give weekly, monthly quarterly, etc. Click here to contact the Church Office on how to go about this.

  • Sunday giving envelopes

    A regular collection is taken at all Sunday services. If you wish to receive some Giving Envelopes for this method of giving, contact the Office and they will arrange this. (Click here) The envelopes are issued quarterly and are a means of keeping a record of your giving. We can then give you a receipt at the end of the financial year so you can claim your tax rebate.

  • Give through a bequest

    Giving direct from your pay through your employer is new to New Zealand. The benefit to you is that you receive a tax credit of 33.3% on all payroll giving donations at the time the donation is made rather than having to wait until the end of the tax year to claim the tax credit. Ask your employer if they offer payroll giving. To make a one-off or regular donation please enquire at our Church Office. (Click here)

    If you have any queries on these or other ways of making payment, please contact our Church Office (click here) or phone us on 07-578-8493. The Office is open Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Our People


Our Presbyter, Rev Leigh Sundberg

Leigh, and his wife Dianne, have been with us since the beginning of 2015. They have emigrated from South Africa where they served in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa for over 30 years and have two married daughters and five grandchildren still staying there. Leigh has Kiwi roots in that both his parents were born in New Zealand, and he has extensive family in both the North and South Islands. Leigh enjoys gardening, occasional woodwork and Dianne is involved with a number of voluntary organisations and they are 'doggy' people!.

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Our Deacon, Valma Hallam

Valma's life has been rooted in Methodism, having been born into a traditional Methodist family. She is married with three adult sons. Her Diaconal ministry involves her in the support and encouragement of those people affected by dementia. She is Senior Field Officer for the Alzheimer Society in Tauranga, which takes up 30 hours per week of her time. Pastoral care of the older members of the Wesley congregation fills in the rest of her covenanted ministry.

Contact Wesley Tauranga


Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.

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John Wesley