Clothing shop: The refurbished clothing shop is now open for business on Saturdays between 9.30 a.m. and 12 noon in its new location at the street end of the hall (previously the offices).

Pecking Order: St Andrew’s Amberley are having a showing of this locally made movie, on Monday 14 August at 8 p.m. in the Rangiora Town Hall Cinemas. The film maker will be present and there will be an opportunity to meet him. Cost $25.00. If you are interested, contact Anne Stewart.

Cheese rolls: If you have run out of cheese rolls, there will be an opportunity to replenish your stock. These will be made on Saturday morning 19 August at Bryndwr, 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.

Games night: This is planned for Friday 18 August, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., at the Bryndwr site. This is a great opportunity to come and have some fun in the new building. The evening will begin with a pizza tea at 6 p.m., followed by a variety of games. Bring something to drink and some friends. The evening will finish with coffee and cake. A koha is invited to cover costs. For catering purposes, please indicate on the clipboard if you intend coming or contact Kathleen Anderson or Ann Hudson.

Rest home living: If you are giving any thought to moving to retirement village living, there is a free community seminar at the Hornby Working Men’s Club, 17 Carmen Road, on Wednesday 30 August at 10.30 a.m. This is offered by an independent agency and is designed to answer any questions in a safe and informative environment. If you are interested, contact Ellen McCrae or Anne Stewart.

Adapted Yoga/Pilates: Available at Bryndwr at different times during the week. 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.

Women’s fellowship: Meeting on 19 August at 12.30 p.m. at Bryndwr. All are welcome for soup and rolls for lunch, with tea, coffee and something sweet to follow. Share a funny story. Love to see you there. Jan.

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

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, corner of 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. To register, email Linda Cowan at by 18 August.

Visit of Dr Sami Awad: The Oxford Terrace Baptist church is hosting the visit of this prominent Palestinian Christian and peace and reconciliation advocate. His visit on 6 September will be a must for anyone interested in Middle Eastern conflict, Holy Land issues, and those seeking insight into peace making and reconciliation.  For details contact Martin or visit the Facebook event via Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, entitled Blessed are the Peacemakers.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 13 11 a.m. Bookstall after worship StAC
Mon 14 9.30 a.m. Music Moments 1a Harewood Road
10 a.m. Pre-school music Bryndwr
3.15 p.m. Kids Club Bryndwr
7.15 p.m. Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 15 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
Wed 16 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
5.30 p.m. Community Opening Bryndwr
7.30 p.m. Parish Council Meeting Bryndwr
7.30 p.m. St Giles Indoor Bowls Papanui Methodist
Thurs 17 10 a.m. Pre-school music Bryndwr
10.15 a.m. Pop-ins Papanui Villa
Fri 18 10 a.m. Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15 p.m. Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
5.30 p.m. Games Night Bryndwr
Sat 19 9.30 a.m. Clothing Shop opening Bryndwr
12.30 p.m Women’s Fellowship Bryndwr
Sun 20 8.30 a.m. The Gathering Bryndwr
10 a.m. Worship (Communion) StAC
6 p.m. Table Talk de Beers’


Helpers @ STAC (20 August)

Welcoming team: Mitch Mitchell, David Coster, Joy Coster, Anne Foote

Readers: Linda Cowan, Margaret Simpson

Counters: Peter Reid, Bill McMaster

Communion: Jenny & Trevor Agnew, Catherine McKellar, Linda Cowan, Alice & Bryan Wright

Technician: Liam Boardman

Morning tea: David & Lynn Brown, Ali Husband, Marianne Joyce

Bryndwr grounds: Don McKellar


  Bible Readings, Sunday 20 August

Genesis 45: 1-15

Psalm 133

Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-32

Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28