Visitors: The latest copies of The Village News are available today for your next visits. There is a box with your visiting list and booklets in the foyer. Thanks again for the care you provide in this important part of our community life together

Spring service: Planning is underway for a combined service at StAC on Sunday 24 September at 10 a.m. Thus far the people of St Luke’s and St Margaret’s have committed to sharing with us in this service celebrating Spring. You are invited to bring a small posy of flowers to the service and these will be distributed after the service to those who wish to take one to someone they know who can’t get out so easily.

Pot Lunch:  Everyone is welcome to this luncheon.  This month’s lunch will be held this Tuesday, 12 September, at 12 noon at Jennifer and Laurie Richards’ home. Everyone welcome.

Women’s Fellowship: The women’s group will join together on Saturday 23 September for a morning tea at L B & Co on Ilam Road at 10.15 a.m. All welcome.

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).

Adapted Yoga/Pilates: Our mixed Yoga and Pilates classes are fun and relaxed, catering for different needs and fitness levels. There are no fancy outfits; just friendly, fun, and supportive people who want a relaxed community where they can also achieve their goals. Hour long classes are available weekly at The Village Bryndwr: Monday 6.15 p.m. / 7.30 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m., Thursday 6.15 p.m/ 7.30 p.m., Friday 9.30 a.m., Saturday 3 p.m. For more information, email, or see

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.

Buddy Zone holiday programme: Registrations are open for the Term 3 holidays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Village, Bryndwr. This is a social skills group for ages 6 to 14 years. Call Dawn today on 021 243 6677 to book your place.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 10 11 a.m. Bookstall after worship StAC
Mon 11 9.30 a.m. Music Moments 1a Harewood Road
10 a.m. Pre-school music Bryndwr
12.30 p.m. Zumba Gold Bryndwr
3.15 p.m. Kids Club Bryndwr
7.15 p.m. Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 12 9.30 a.m. Music Moments Papanui Villa
10 a.m. Flybys Bryndwr
10.45 a.m. Creative Nest Papanui Villa
Midday Friendship lunch Richards’
7.30 p.m. Yoga Bryndwr
Wed 13 10 a.m. Pre-school music Bryndwr
11 a.m. Mid-week worship Papanui Villa
1 p.m. Fendalton Leisure Group Bryndwr
4 p.m. Buddy Zone Bryndwr
7.30 p.m. St Giles Indoor Bowls Papanui Methodist
7.30 p.m. Parish Council Meeting Bryndwr
Thurs 14 10 a.m. Pre-school music Bryndwr
10.15 a.m. Pop-ins Papanui Villa
Fri 15 10 a.m. Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15 p.m. Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Sat 16 9.30 a.m. Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 17 8.30 a.m. The Gathering Bryndwr
10 a.m. Worship StAC
6 p.m. Table Talk de Beers’


Helpers @ STAC (17 September)

Welcoming team: Denis Elvidge, Jean Dodgson, Ellen McCrae, Andrew Souness Readers: Joy Coster, Andrew Souness

Communion: Peter & Adrienne Rowe, Anne Foote, Catherine McKellar, David & Joy Coster

Counters: Andrew Souness, Bev McCaw

Technician: Alan Maxwell

Morning tea: Boardman Family, Ellen McCrae, Susan Peake

Bryndwr grounds: Clive Morriss


  Bible Readings, 17 September

Exodus 14: 19-31

Psalm 114 or Exodus 15: 1b-11, 20-21

Romans 14: 1-12

Matthew 18: 21-35