Community Ministries



BLOKES are volunteer groups of men who do chores around the neighbourhood for people who need help. For example, chopping wood for widows and repairing decks for the frail.

Call Chief BLOKE Robin Lane
Phone (09) 444 7184
Mobile (021) 105 8580

Link to BLOKES on Facebook

Christians Against Poverty

The CAP centre delivers money and budgeting education to ordinary Kiwis through CAP Money, as well as CAP debt help, which is a specialised financial and personal support service to help people struggling with debt.

Release Groups: Are you struggling to kick a habit that just seems to control your life? Is your life negatively impacted by a dependence on anything from smoking to shopping, alcohol to anger – even the Internet? CAP Release Groups are a confidential and safe community that will help you break free from life-controlling habits.
Monday 30th July at The House 69 Eban Ave Northcote (next to the Baptist Church)
12 noon to 1.30pm You are most welcome to come for a drink and a snack from 11.45am before the meeting. For more details contact Jane Chester 0274478965
For more information, call: 0508 227111 or visit

Northcote Baptist Community Preschool

As a Baptist sponsored preschool, quality care is given in the context of a Christian community that supports families. We provide a safe physical, emotional, social and spiritual environment where learning is challenging exciting, stimulating and fun. The centre is registered with the Early Childhood Section of the Ministry of Education and is licensed for 35 children from 2-5 years old and 5 from 0-2 years.

Contact Liz Lupton (Supervisor) on (09) 418 0710

Christian Trust and Budgeting Service

Practical advice and financial assistance is available where needed. The trustees seek to help people through financial difficulties.

Food Bank

The Food Bank provides donated, non-perishable food to people and families who have fallen on hard times.

More Than Music

Bring your pre-schoolers for a morning of music, craft and fun. This is a great time to meet other mums while enjoying your own child(ren). Wednesday 10.00am during the school term (in church foyer).

Neighbourhood Craft

Held on Tuesdays at 9.30am during the school term at the church, Neighbourhood Craft offers a relaxed morning where people interested in arts and crafts gather to make items like teddy bears, patchwork, fabric craft and painting.

Opportunity Shop

The Op Shop is in the Northcote Shopping Centre. Donations of china, jewelry, linen, books, and clean, ironed, tidy clothing are welcome. The church’s charity retail store was established in 1968 and provides clothing and small household items at minimal cost.

Link to NBC Opportunity Shop on Facebook

The Shed

The Shed accepts donations of furniture and appliances for distribution to people in need.