Government Elections: The Bryndwr hall is being used as a polling booth for the Ilam electorate on Saturday 23 September. Don’t forget to vote and make your choice count.

Clothing shop: As the hall is being used as a polling booth next Saturday, there will be no clothing shop operating that day.

Daylight Savings: Next weekend daylight savings begins. If you adjust your clock forward by one hour before you go to bed on Saturday evening, 23 September, you shouldn’t be late for church on Sunday!

Spring service: Next Sunday the 10 a.m. at StAC is a combined Spring service with the people of St Luke’s and St Margaret’s. You are invited to bring a small posy of flowers 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.

Parish Visitors: If you haven’t already picked up your copies of the latest Village News you will find them in a box with your visiting list in the foyer. Thanks again for the care you provide in this important part of our community life together

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.

Evening Circle:  This will be next Sunday, 24 September, at 5.30 p.m. at Rosemary Braithwaite’s home.  If you would like to attend, please phone Rosemary.

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.

Heads up:  We are aware that there is a very large quilting symposium on at StAC on the weekend of 8 October.  Due to the pressure on car-parking Parish Council are suggesting we join Knox church for worship that day.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 17 6 p.m. Table Talk de Beers’
Mon 18 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 19 9.30 a.m. Music Moments Papanui Villa
10 a.m. Flybys Bryndwr
10 a.m. Twins Plus Playgroup Bryndwr
10.45 a.m. Creative Nest Papanui Villa
Wed 20 10 a.m. Pre-school music Bryndwr
10 a.m. Sara Miles workshop 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
Thurs 21 10 a.m. Pre-school music Bryndwr
1 p.m. Foot Clinic Bryndwr
Fri 22 10 a.m. Craft Group Bryndwr
1 p.m. Foot Clinic Bryndwr
1.15 p.m. Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Sat 23 All day Election Polling Centre Bryndwr
Sun 24 8.30 a.m. The Gathering Bryndwr
10 a.m. Spring service StAC
5.30 p.m. Evening Circle See notice


Helpers @ STAC (24 September – combined service – extra helpers provided)

Welcoming team: Denis Elvidge, Judith Souness Readers: Various

Counters: Christine Arnold, Bev McCaw

Technician: Liam Boardman

Morning tea: Bill McMaster, Peter Reid & others

Bryndwr grounds: Geoffrey Shaw


Bible Readings, 24 September

Exodus 16: 2-15

Psalm 105: 1-6, 37-45

Philippians 1: 21-30

Matthew 20: 1-16