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).

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.

Kilmarnock Edition: A date had been set for a concert in September. Due to unforeseen circumstances, this has changed to Friday 3 November.

Birthday offering: At The Village we have a practice of offering a special thank-you to God and God’s work in celebration of our birthdays. The suggestion is that you might like to include $1 for every year you have been alive, but if this limits or stretches you too much then please remember this is a suggestion only. On our birthdays we are often the recipient of much generosity and kindness. This invitation enables you to offer something back in thankfulness, if you wish to do so. The birthday offering envelopes can be placed in the offering plate on Sundays or dropped in to the office.

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.

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.

High Tea for Hamlin: Hamlin Fistula NZ is hosting a High Tea at the Transitional Cathedral from 2.30 to 4.30 p.m. on 9 September. Entertainment will be offered by St Andrews College, local artists and guests, along with a delicious high tea. Funds raised will support the work of the Hamlin Fistula hospitals and midwives in the treatment and prevention of childbirth injuries for the women of Ethiopia.  Fistula leaves women as social outcasts living a life of rejection and severe poverty. Hamlin Fistula has treated over 45,000 women in their 6 hospitals. Tickets cost $40 and are available from Bev McCaw at 351 6011.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 3 6.00 p.m. Table Talk de Beers’
Mon 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 10 a.m. Pre-school music Bryndwr
Fri 8 10 a.m. Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15 p.m. Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Sat 9 9.30 a.m. Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 10 8.30 a.m. The Gathering Bryndwr
10 a.m. Worship StAC
11 a.m. Bookstall after worship StAC


Helpers @ STAC (10 September)

Welcoming team: Ken & Kath Newton, Susan Peake, Frances Coburn

Readers: Frik de Beer, Judith Souness

Counters: Allan Marshall, Christine Arnold

Technician: Donald McKellar

Morning tea: Lorraine Bunting, Ellen McCrae, Alice & Bryan Wright

Bryndwr grounds: Clive Morriss

  Bible Readings, 10 September

Exodus 12: 1-14

Psalm 149

Romans 13: 8-14

Matthew 18: 15-20