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Our Mission

Northgate is a community of people learning to embrace the love of Jesus and to participate in the restorative work of God. We are committed to equipping one another to demonstrate loving proof of a loving God.

Isaiah 58.11-12


The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose water
s never fail.

Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations;

you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.


Our Story

Northgate started in the hearts of Tony and Heidi Versey in the early 2000s and officially opened up in the bar at the Silverdale Rugby Club in 2005. 

We as a people are sharing in a very old tradition of people gathering together and wondering what it looks like to centre their lives around Jesus. He has shaped our world, our morals and our ethics more than any other person in human history. We think that Jesus is still very relevant to the here and now, and offers great wisdom for our world today. 

Jesus invites us to follow him and how he lived. We know that this journey is messy, as we are all works in progress, a little munted you might say, but it is well worth it. Our goal as a church is ultimately to help people on this journey as they become alive to who God has made them to be. 

If this sounds like something you’d want to know more about then we’d love to hear from you, either via one of our points of connection or come along this Sunday.

Our Focus

There is a beauty and richness to life, which is meant for each one of us. This is the kind of living that Jesus shows us and offers to us. We want to see this transformation in our own lives and in the lives of those around us. This is what the 'Kingdom of God' is all about - life to the fullest. 

We are looking to Jesus to enable us to understand more of what His Kingdom is like in our contexts. He reminds us that he is among those who are on the edges of society, those who are poor, oppressed and overlooked. We will seek to walk among these people to be with Jesus and to live like Him.

Keep your eyes open for God, watch for his works; be alert for signs of his presence.

Psalm 105 (The Message version)

Anchor Staff


Tony Versey

Senior Pastor . Tony loves his pup, Marlo, and long walks on the beach. He is often seen picking up rubbish and talking to randoms. If you are a looking for the perfect catch phrase in any given moment, he's your guy. 

Naomi Compton

Associate Pastor . She is the wind beneath Tony's wings... or more like a strong gust. If you make a bad coffee she will know and so will you, but she will lovingly help you improve. Self proclaimed window cleaning expert. Drawn to sunsets like the mosquitos are drawn to her skin.

Jess Lovatt 

Youth and Worship Pastor . Jess has got all the Just Dance moves down. She likes paddle boarding and vegetarian cuisine. She is among the elite when it comes to finding people who own spa pools. She's got height, she's got style, she's got pipes and she is pretty incredible when it comes to youth.

Diney Adams

Children and Community Ministries . If you need to sort out your life, Diney has all the answers. From cupboards in your home to closets in your heart, Diney is there for you. With three beautiful-ly dynamic children of her own, she has all the skills for loving and leading our young people. 

Chloe Fitzgibbon

Children's ministry . Chloe is our most enthusiastic team member. Give her the opportunity to create a booklet and you will realise you have never met a booklet-lover quite like her before. There is no plan too planned that she can't adapt from at the last minute - perfect for the youngest of our tamariki to have a great time with her and the team on Sunday mornings.

Jo Sargent

Administration . You will be shocked by Jo's ability to organise amidst chaos. Jo has the superpower of operating under the messiest conditions - throw something on her desk, she will be able to work around it for weeks. Jo has her finger on the pulse, noticing all the happenings around the place, new people, old people, half-dressed people. If you take a wee on the field, she will see you.

Tommy Rock

Digital and Worship Coordinator . Tommy is a rock star. Just check out his locks. You may not be able to tell by looking at him, but Tommy can hang pictures like no man's business. Not only can he arrange frames, every week when the worship band forgets who's playing, Tommy comes to the rescue with calmness and order.

Anchor Elders
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