Welcome to the Presbyterian Church of Otago & Southland


Welcome to the website of Southern Presbyterians.

We are Christian people from 67 parishes throughout Otago and Southland in New Zealand. The aim of the website is to introduce ourselves and to share information about who we are and what we are about. So have a look around and meet our people.

Every congregation is unique. The variety among Southern Presbyterians is quite astounding:

  • Most are Presbyterian churches, but seven are cooperating [with Methodist and Anglican]
  • Some congregations have cultural identities focusing on Chinese, Pacifica and South Americans.
  • Many are rural churches; others are inner city or suburban.
  • We have new expressions like B@tCH (Breakfast at the Coronation Hall), the Seedling (a new South Dunedin ministry) and Student Soul (Student Church).
  • People of all types find their spiritual home among us.


Presbyterians are thinking Christians, with lots of new thinking going on about how we are part of the church in a changing world. We are also worshipping Christians, who encourage experimentation within worship.

Enjoy your visit with Southern Presbyterians.

Grace and peace be with you.