The word “Reformed” goes back to the Protestant Reformation of the 16th Many Reformed churches were established in France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Hungary and Bohemia. Emigrants took this reformed faith to New Zealand in the early 1950s and established the Reformed Churches of New Zealand.
The Pukekohe Reformed Church was instituted in February 1989 and began as a church plant from the Reformed Churches of the North Shore and of Mangere. The Pukekohe Baptist Church sold their building and land to the Reformed Church as they were building a larger church complex elsewhere in Pukekohe.
The first pastor of the Pukekohe Reformed Church was Rev Michael Flinn who served for nine years from 1989 to 1998. In 2004 Rev John Haverland began serving as the pastor. The congregation has grown steadily to the point where we outgrew the old building. In 2013 that was pulled down and an entirely new church facility was built.