Find a Kids Friendly Church

Kids Friendly Churches

Presbyterian and Uniting churches may opt to review their “Kids Friendly-ness” using the Kids Friendly Self-review resource and process.  This helps them identify their successes and challenges and set goals towards a best practise children’s ministry.  Their expression of the 10 Kids Friendly ideals is assessed by the Kids Friendly Coaches and then they are invited to promote themselves as a Kids Friendly church.  This self-review is repeated every three years or when there is a change of leadership.  Being Kids Friendly is an ongoing and challenging “practise” to which the following  Kids Friendly churches have committed themselves.

Current Kids Friendly churches are listed below.  If a church’s ‘Kids Friendly’ status has expired they are listed as “pending review”:

North Shore (Auckland)

Mairangi Bay Presbyterian

St Aidan’s Northcote


Greenlane Presbyterian Church

St Andrew’s Howick

Massey Presbyterian

Kohimarama Presbyterian

Somervell Presbyterian

St Heliers Presbyterian

St Peter’s Ellerslie

Pending review:  St Columba Botany; St Andrew’s Otahuhu;  St David’s in the Fields Hillsborough

South Auckland

Clevedon Presbyterian

First Church Papakura

St Andrew’s Manurewa

Waiuku Combined Churches

St John’s Papatoetoe

Pending review:  Pohutawa Coast; St James Pukekohe 


Nawton Community Church, Hamilton

St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Matamata

Pending review:  St Stephen’s Hamilton; Knox Albert Street Hamilton; Mercury Bay Co-Operating Church Whitianga

Bay Of Plenty

Whakatane Presbyterian 

Bethlehem Commmunity Church

Pending review: Rotorua District Presbyterian Church; St Paul’s Katikati


Knox Church Waitara


St Alban’s Palmerston North

Milson Combined Church Palmerston North

Knox Church Feilding

St James’ Presbyterian Church, Whanganui

Pending review: St David’s Palmerston North

Hawkes Bay/Gisborne

St Andrew’s Waipukerau

St John’s Hastings

St Columba Taradale


St David’s Union, Carterton


St John’s in the City

Khandallah Presbyterian

St Margaret’s Silverstream

Island Bay Presbyterian

St Barnabas Plimmerton

Pending review:  Wadestown; St Andrew’s on the Terrace


Pending review:  Tahunanui Presbyterian Nelson; St Andrew’s Blenheim


Hope Community Church


Pending review:  St Stephen’s Bryndwr, St Margaret’s Bishopdale


St David’s Union

South Canterbury

St Andrew’s Geraldine

Timaru Presbyterian Parish

St David’s Union Timaru;

Pending review:  

Southern Presbytery

Palmerston Presbyterian Community Church

Kaikorai Presbyterian, Dunedin

Highgate Presbyterian, Dunedin

Flagstaff Community Church, Dunedin

Leith Valley, Dunedin

Knox, Dunedin

Lawrence-Waitahuna, Clutha

Wanaka Presbyterian

Cromwell & Districts Presbyterian

Lakeside Te Anau

Pending review: Waiareka-Weston, Oamaru;  Opoho Presbyterian, Dunedin; St Mark’s Pinehill, Dunedin; Mornington Presbyterian, Dunedin; Mosgiel Presbyterian; Balclutha Presbyterian; Calvin Community Church, Gore; St Andrew’s Invercargill.