Next Sunday, March 13, Worship:  Lamb & Hayward need the chapel on Sunday, March 13, so for this Sunday only we will meet for worship in the Papanui Hall at 10amWe will email this notice around during the week leading up to the 13th but please feel free to let people know.

Lent studies:  This year we are offering four weeks of Lent studies based on the film Chocolat.  These will begin in the first week of March and run to Easter.  The film offers us the chance to explore the themes of life and faith, and talking about chocolate must involve the eating of it, surely.  The studies will be held in the Bryndwr Hall at 7pm and begin on Thursday, 3 March, and then each Thursday after that, 10th, 17th and 24th March.  The first session will be a showing of the movie, those who can’t make it will be able to borrow the DVD.  It is not necessary, but would be advantageous to be at all four studies.  Any queries contact Anne ph 351 4945, or email

The Village Garage Sale & Mini Fair – Autumn Edition @ Papanui – Saturday 16th April

Garage Sale_April 16 2016_Flyer

It is happening but this time with a little twist! This year’s Autumn Garage Sale will also include a few fair type stalls and activities for kids and adults alike – it is going to be fun!

Can you help us? We need volunteers for setup Friday, on the day Saturday, and final clean up on Monday – please let Dan know – – as soon as possible and as usual we will be looking for donations of quality goods, jams, baked goods etc – more details to come on exactly what we are looking for.  Thank you to all who so far have indicated they are available to help. We will be in contact soon. Put it in your diaries & spread the word!

St Giles Indoor Bowls:  This season we will be joining with Papanui Methodist Indoor Bowling Club which meets at their new Church buildings, (corner of Harewood Road and Chapel Street ) on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm.  Opening night will be on Wednesday, 9th March.

Friday afternoon bowls will continue to be held in the Papanui Hall (Frank Street). Opening afternoon will be on Friday, 11th March, at 1.30pm.

New members welcomed at either sessions.  Contact Kathy at the Papanui Office for further details.

‘The Lady in the Van’ Movie:  Women’s fellowship are organising a block booking to this film featuring Maggie Smith, which has had excellent reviews, and is a good laugh, for Wednesday, 16 March, at 3.15pm at the Colombo, and we are inviting anyone and everyone, men included, to this. Numbers must be in no later than WEDNESDAY the 9th, to Kath Newton or Val Stammer via Leone or Kathy at the church offices asap.

Parish Council Meeting:  A reminder that the Parish Council will meet in the Bryndwr Hall this Wednesday, 9 March, at 7.30pm, or 7pm for a cuppa.

Bryndwr Rebuild:  Security fencing has now been erected around the perimeter of the Bryndwr site in preparation for commencement of the building work.  Access to the hall will be through the small side ramp door only.  If you are a regular hall user but have no key for this door then please contact Leone at the Bryndwr office as soon as possible.  (The key for this door is the same as for the other ramp door.)

Bryndwr Used Clothing Shop Volunteers Needed:  We are looking for more volunteers to help at the clothing shop on a Saturday morning from 9.15am to 12 noon.  At the moment we are very short of helpers.  You would be required only once every 4–6 weeks and there are always two people rostered on together.  Helpers sort through any clothing that has come in through the week and attend to customers.  If you are able to help please contact Leone at the Bryndwr Office.

Culture Galore: Everyone is welcome to join in for this free celebration of culture, showcasing performing arts, crafts, demonstrations and global food. Saturday 12 March 12noon – 4pm, Ray Blank Park, Maidstone Road. This event is supported by the Fendalton/Waimairi and Riccarton/Wigram Community Boards.

Bishopdale Skate Jam: This is an opportunity for young folk to learn to skate with Skate Skool team. Free gear hire is available, along with free BBQ and best trick competition. Friday 18 March, 3.30 to 6.30pm, Bishopdale Park, Leacroft Street. This event is supported by the Fendalton/Waimairi Community Board.


6 – 13 March 2016

Date Time Event Venue
Mon 7 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
  10am Pre School Music Bryndwr
  3.15pm Kids’ Club Bryndwr
Tues 8 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
  10am Multiple Birth Club Bryndwr
  10am Fly Bys Bryndwr
  10.30am Creative Nest Papanui Villa
  Midday Friendly Circle Lunch Papanui
  7.30pm Yoga Bryndwr
Wed 9 9.45am Badminton Papanui
  10am Pre School Music Bryndwr
  11am Midweek Worship Papanui Lounge
  1pm Line Dancing Papanui
  1pm Fendalton Leisure Club Bryndwr
  7.30pm Parish Council Meeting Bryndwr
Thurs 10 10am Pre School Music Bryndwr
  10.15am Pop-ins Papanui
  1pm Zumba Gold Bryndwr
  7pm Lenten Study Bryndwr
Fri 11 10am Craft Group Bryndwr
Sat 12 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 13 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
  10am Worship PAPANUI
  11am Bookstall Papanui
  2-4pm Begin With Bill dance lessons Papanui


Next Week’s Helpers @ Papanui (13 March):

Welcoming Team:    Mitch Mitchell, Lorraine Bunting, Pat Angus, Denis Elvidge

Counters:               Gordon Shields, Barbara Mitchell

Piano:                    Murray Compton

Readers:                Mitch Mitchell, Irene Gilchrist

Technician:             Grant Muir

Morning Tea:          David Smail, Claire Cruickshank, Linda Cowan, Christine Miller

Cleaning:                The Boardman Family 

Bible Readings for next Sunday (13 March):

Isiah 43:16-21

Psalm 126

Pilippians 3:4b-14

John 12:1-8