Lilliput Library opening: Monday 6 November, 4 p.m. at The Village, Bryndwr. You are warmly invited to come along and share this opening celebration with the children of Kids Club. This will be an afternoon tea party. A small plate would be most appreciated, but is not a condition of attending! Everyone is most welcome.

Spring Garage Sale: Saturday 11 November from 8.30am at the Bryndwr site. If you need anything to be picked up, let the office know – there is storage available at Bryndwr.

Papanui building: There is an opportunity for a walk-through on Sunday 12 November at 2pm. If you wish to donate toward any of the plants and chattels, information is available from Judith Souness or Gordon Shields. Information sheets are available at the back of the chapel.

Village Camp: This will be held at Raincliff, South Canterbury on 17-19 November. The campsite has bunk rooms and caravan sites. For details contact Ken & Kath Newton ( or Catherine and Don McKellar (

APW PILLARS Christmas Hampers: It would be appreciated if you could donate some Christmas food (for example, mince pies, tinned fruit, biscuits, sweets) for PILLARS who help families of prisoners. There will be a box in the entrance at St Andrews to receive these items 5 and 12 November. The hampers will be taken to PILLARS after APW’s last meeting on Wednesday 15 November.

 Papanui office administrator: The search begins to find a replacement for Kathy. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in this part-time position, contact Anne Stewart in the first instance.

Burnside Primary school reading help: We are looking for someone who could fill a slot on Wednesday morning, 9.15 a.m. – 10 a.m., helping two children with their reading from 1 November until 6 December while Hannie and Frik de Beer are in Europe. You don’t need to be an ex‑teacher, just someone who enjoys the company of children. If you would like to help, or just to find out some more, please contact Linda Cowan at

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. In the March issue of The Village News you should have received envelopes, for those in your household, for this purpose.  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.

These envelopes can be placed in the offerings on Sundays or dropped into either office, or given to your visitor if that is an easier method of getting them to the church.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 5 6 p.m. Table Talk  
Mon 6 9.30 a.m. Music Moments 1a Harewood Road
10 a.m. Pre-school music Bryndwr
3.15 p.m. Kids Club Bryndwr
4 p.m. Lilliput Library Opening Bryndwr
Tues 7 10 a.m. Flybys Bryndwr
10.45 a.m. Creative Nest Papanui Villa
5.30 p.m. Grounded Papanui Villa
Wed 8 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
6.00 p.m. Appetite for Life Bryndwr
7.30 p.m. Parish Council Meeting Bryndwr
Thurs 9 10 a.m. Pre-school music Bryndwr
Fri 10 10 a.m. Craft Group Bryndwr
Sat 11 9.30 a.m. Clothing shop Bryndwr
8.30 a.m. Garage Sale Bryndwr
Sun 12 8.30 a.m. The Gathering Bryndwr
10 a.m. Worship St Andrew’s College
11 a.m. Bookstall after worship As above


Helpers @ STAC (12 November)

 Welcoming team: Frances Coburn, Keren Ritchie, Catherine McKellar, Ruth Cooper

Readers: Mary Jo Chase, Pat Dunstan

Counters: Bev McCaw, Margaret McKenzie

Technician: Liam Boardman

Morning tea: David & Joy Coster, Boardman family

Bryndwr grounds: Peter Rowe

  Bible Readings, Sunday 12 November

Joshua 24: 1-3a

Psalm 78: 1-7

1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18

Matthew 25: 1-13