Next Sunday 8 October: A very large quilting symposium is on at StAC next weekend. Due to pressure on parking, Parish Council are suggesting we join Knox church for worship that day. There will be no worship service at St Andrew’s 8 October.

School holidays have begun so the following groups will take a break:

Pre-school music and Music Moments, Creative Nest, Flybys and Pop-ins, Kids Club, Fendalton Leisure group, mid-week service and The Gathering.

Annual meeting: Parish Council advise that this year’s meeting will be on Sunday 15 October 2017. After worship at St. Andrew’s and a quick cuppa the meeting will be held at the Bryndwr building, cnr Ilam and Aorangi Roads, starting at 11:30am. This will conclude with a shared lunch. Please bring some finger food to share.

Annual reports are available today or from the office or can be sent electronically. The parish accounts have been audited and will be signed later this week. If you would like to see a copy of the accounts ahead of the Treasurer’s Report at the Annual Meeting these will be available from the Bryndwr office from 10 October, or you can telephone Leone (351-6664) and arrange a copy to be emailed.

Nominations for parish council need to be with Ruth Churcher by today and any notices of motion for the Annual Meeting need to be with the Bryndwr office before 13 October.

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.

St Mark’s Church and Community Centre Twilight Fair: Friday 13 October 5.00 to 7.00 p.m., 150 Withells Road, Avonhead.

Stalls include – Plants (from 11 a.m.) crafts and craft supplies, books (fiction only), baking, bargains galore, children’s equipment (toys / books / puzzles), home-made jams / relishes / pickles / sauces, silent auction

Plenty of food Korean cuisine, sausage sizzle, bacon butties, baked potatoes, tea / coffee

Children’s entertainment

10% of proceeds to be donated to Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust

If you have goods to donate, please deliver on Thursday 12 October after 10.30 a.m. or contact the church office, 358 5443 /

Clearance Sale: Saturday, 14 October, 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

The CWS Supporters’ Council is meeting on Friday 6 October from 6 to 8 p.m. at Christchurch North Methodist Church, 68 Harewood Road. This will give you an opportunity to hear what has been happening for Christian World Service over the past year and listen to a panel discussion on current development concerns. You will be able to meet the CWS Board and staff as well as give feedback on work over the last year. RSVP by Wednesday 4 October to Pam 03 366 9274 /

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 1 6 p.m. Table Talk de Beers’
Mon 2 12.30 p.m. Zumba Gold Bryndwr
Tues 3 10 a.m. Twins Plus Playgroup Bryndwr
Wed 4 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Buddy Zone Holiday Program Bryndwr
Fri 6 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Buddy Zone Holiday Program Bryndwr
10 a.m. Craft Group Bryndwr
Sat 7 9.30 a.m. Clothing shop Bryndwr
Sun 8 10 a.m. Worship Knox