St Enoch's Presbyterian Church
If you’ve never been to a church or you’re coming back after a time away, it can be useful to know what happens in a church service. Services have three basic parts: welcome and meditation (praying), the message or sermon (based on the Bible that links faith to current issues), thanksgiving ...and there is singing! Don’t worry if you’re not a good singer. Just give it a go!
For many people belonging to a Church is a vital and positive part of their lives. Church membership offers a supportive community, people with whom they hold shared values and links to a tradition and faith.
To the best of our ability and with God’s help we endeavour to:
Encourage you as you develop your relationship with God.
Help you discover and use the gifts that God has given you.
Help you find a small group for your personal growth.
Provide relevant Biblical teaching.
Provide pastoral care as you need it.
If you would like to know more about attending St. Enoch’s Presbyterian Church, please contact:
Rev Dr Jaco Reyneke
Office: 07 578 3040
Mobile: 027 325 9003
Our church is made up of the people who find life and hope in Jesus Christ.
They find meaning in the story of Jesus - his birth and life, his teaching and healing, his suffering, death and resurrection. Because their experience of Jesus Christ has shaped their lives, they want to offer that experience to others.
No two Presbyterian churches are the same. But they do have things in common that make them part of the same family. Things like the importance they give to the Bible and the way they share leadership.
The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand believes it is called by God to work with others in making Jesus Christ known through –
Teaching and nurturing people in Christian faith
Loving service responding to human need
Proclaiming the gospel
Seeking to transform society
Caring for God’s creation
The Story of St. Enoch
The becoming of our church name
St. Enoch, St. Tannoch, St. Thenog are all names of Princess Tannoch who became St Enoch after whom our church is named.
The account of her life dates from the oral traditions of the 12th Century. They place her in the Celtic world of the 6th and 7th Century. Raiding parties were common place. Warfare, pillaging, rape, enslavement were a sign of the times.
Princess Tannoch was a victim of rape. When she was found to be with child by an unknown father she was banished by being thrown from a cliff. Miraculously she survived and when found alive she was set adrift in a flimsy coracle on the Firth of Forth. She survived by being washed ashore at Culross and was sheltered by local Celtic Monks. She converted to Christ and later she gave birth to a son who was nicknamed Mungo (Little darling). His real name was Kentigern.
In time Kentigern and Princess Tannoch both settled in Glasgow where Kentigern became bishop of the city and was known for the miracles associated with his ministry. Princess Tannoch became known for her devotion to Jesus, her compassion for the poor and also her miraculous ministry. She was canonized as was Kentigern. Sources indicate that St. Enoch is a distortion of her name St. Tannoch.