Gladstone Church


Gladstone Church is just by the junction of:

  • the Te Whiti Road to Gladstone School, Gladstone and Masterton;
  • the Longbush Road to Longbush and Martinborough;
  • the Gladstone Road to the Gladstone Inn, the Gladstone Vineyard and Carterton.

The church was built in 1904, severely damaged by the Masterton earthquake of 1942 (see photo), and rebuilt in a traditional style in 1955.

The church is well supported locally. At one time there were separate Presbyterian and Anglican services but more recently services have been combined and held at intervals during the year, especially at Easter and Christmas. Services for 2018 are:

  • Sunday 1st April at 11 a.m. — Easter Communion;
  • Sunday 17th June at 5 p.m. — Mid-Winter Candlelit service;
  • Sunday 16th December at 5 p.m. — Carol service;
  • Monday 24th December at 5 p.m. — Christingle (the Christmas story, especially for children).

The church is often used for weddings. These must be celebrated by an ordained minister, or priest, who can be of any Christian denomination. The church seats about a hundred.

If you are planning a wedding you may wish to consider the following local services: Anne Clinton-Baker (flowers), or Entice (catering).