Opening of The Village building at Bryndwr: The church service opening will be on Sunday 6 August at 3 p.m. The Very Rev Ray Coster will be with us to open the building. In 2013, as the Presbyterian Moderator, he decommissioned the old church building so we are thrilled he can come and open our new one. We would appreciate your help in bringing a plate of finger food, if possible.

Community Opening for the new Bryndwr building: This will be held on Wednesday 9 August at 5.30 p.m. Items by children from Burnside Primary School and a short ceremony will precede a shared meal. What we need are people from The Village prepared to bring food, offer hospitality and chat to whoever is there. Part of the event is acknowledging that it has been almost 20 years since the Community Centre was established at St Stephen’s in Bryndwr and the way that the building represents a major milestone in the aspirations of that vision.

Clothing shop: The refurbished clothing shop will reopen on Saturday 12 August in its new location at the street end of the hall (previously the offices).

Cheese rolls: If you have run out of cheese rolls there will be another opportunity to replenish your stocks. These will be made on Saturday 19 August ready for collection then or on Sunday 20 August. Orders can be left on the clipboards in the morning tea area after the service or at the Bryndwr office.

A games night: This is planned for Friday 18 August, 5:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m at the Bryndwr site. Keep this date free for a pizza tea and mystery games night, followed by coffee and cake. More details to follow.

Adapted Yoga/Pilates: We empower people to achieve your goals in a fun and relaxed environment. For more information, contact Rebecca at 027 6908993, email or go to

Women’s fellowship: For those who are members we are now collecting the 2017 annual subscription. $10.00 can be paid to Val Stammer or Catherine McKellar. Many thanks for your support.

Bread of Heaven/Daily Bread: Spend a day with Sara Miles, San Francisco author, founder and director of The Food Pantry. Wednesday 20 September, 10 a.m. to 3.15 p.m. at The Village Church, Bryndwr. Cost: $60 (includes lunch, pay on day or on invoice). To register, contact Claire Bonner,, by 5 p.m. on Friday 15 September.

Friday Afternoon Indoor Bowls: Here’s a chance for people to enjoy an afternoon of fun and fellowship. New players are welcome and no previous experience is needed. Meet at the Bryndwr Hall at 1.15 p.m. for a 1.30 p.m. start. For any enquiries contact Mitch Mitchell.

The Buddy Zone: The Buddy Zone aims to provide a safe, fun, learning environment for all children with social deficits, social anxiety and self‑confidence problems. The Buddy Zone will enable these children to feel comfortable and socially accepted without feeling misunderstood. From Term 3, the Buddy Zone groups will be held once a week on a Wednesday from 4.15 – 5.15 p.m. at The Village Community Centre, Bryndwr. The groups will comprise of a maximum of 10 children per session. For further information, contact Dawn Wilson at, or phone 021-2436677.

Sharing the Good News in the 21st Century: Saturday 26 August, 9:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. at the Christchurch North Methodist Church, cnr Harewood Road and Chapel Street. This is a workshop for lay worship leaders, lay preachers, and all those involved in team ministry. Cost: $10 pp, $30 per parish. Bring lunch to share, morning and afternoon tea provided. Registrations to Linda Cowan, by 18 August.

Date Time Event Venue
Mon 31 9.30 a.m. Music Moments 1a Harewood Road
10 a.m. Pre-school music Bryndwr
12.30 p.m. Zumba Gold Bryndwr
7.15 p.m. Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 1 9.30 a.m. Music Moments Papanui Villa
10 a.m. Flybys Bryndwr
10.45 a.m. Creative Nest Papanui Villa
5.30 p.m. Grounded Papanui Villa
7.30 p.m. Yoga Bryndwr
Wed 2 10 a.m. Pre-school music Bryndwr
11 a.m. Mid-week worship Papanui
1 p.m. Fendalton Leisure Group Bryndwr
4 p.m. Buddy Zone Bryndwr
7.30 p.m. St Giles Indoor Bowls Papanui Methodist
Thurs 3 10 a.m. Pre-school music Bryndwr
10 a.m. Pop-ins Papanui Villa
Fri 4 10 a.m. Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15 p.m. Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Sun 6 8.30 a.m. The Gathering Bryndwr
10 a.m. Worship STAC
6 p.m. Table Talk de Beers’


Helpers @ STAC (6 August)

Welcoming team: Denis Elvidge, Jane Agnew, David McKay, Christine Miller

Readers: Margaret Nelson, Derek Benfield

Counters: Mollie Woods, Margaret McKenzie

Technician: Frik de Beer

Morning tea: Andrew & Judith Souness, David & Joy Coster

Bryndwr grounds: Ken Newton

  Bible Readings, Sunday 6 August

Genesis 32: 22-31

Psalm 17: 1-7, 15

Romans 9: 1-5

Matthew 14: 13-21