Friendship Circle: The Friendship Circle Luncheon will be held on Tuesday 12th December at 12noon.  As we are catering, payment of $5.00 please. Everybody is welcome. Please confirm Sunday, 10 December.

 Kids’ Club: The Kids’ Club would appreciate cardboard rolls please. The type of rolls from cooking paper etc. Thank you

Carols at Riccarton Bush: Come and join in singing Christmas carols with Addington Brass. 6.30pm, Sunday 10 December. Hosted by Riccarton-Spreydon Anglican Parish, St Martin’s – St James.

 Truffles needed!- We would like to give a small package of truffles as a Christmas gift and thank you to the Burnside Primary school staff for all the hard work they do throughout the year. We will gift them at a school morning tea on Tuesday, 12 December. If you are able to make some truffles for this, we would be very grateful.  If they are suitable for freezing, you can bring them to the Village Bryndwr office between 9am – 12noon Tuesday – Friday. Otherwise please bring them to the Sunday 10am church service on 10 December. Contact Linda Cowan ( / 3520512)  or Mary Jo Chase ( for more information.

Theology House: are offering study options for home or small group use. Study theology and ministry at NZQA Level 5 for minimal cost and maximal reward. Mix of face to face learning and online tutorials. Three courses offered in 2018. All details at or ring Claire on 03 341 3399. Enrolment by 1 February 2018 for Semester 1 courses.

Pre-School Music @ Bryndwr: Sessions have finished for the year (with the exception of Monday, 11 December) and will recommence during the week beginning 5 February 2018.

Services for December:

Dec 17       10am Communion @ St Andrew’s College Chapel

Dec 24       11am short service followed by shared lunch @Bryndwr

6.30pm Pyjama Service @Bryndwr

9.30pm Candlelight Service @Papanui

Dec 25       10am Christmas Day Family Service @St Andrew’s College Chapel

Dec 31       10am @ St Andrew’s College Chapel combined with folk from Knox, St Luke’s, St Margaret’s, St Mark’s and St Ninians

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 10 11 a.m. Bookstall after worship St Andrew’s College Chapel
Mon 11 9.30 a.m. Music Moments (final for year) 1a Harewood Road
10 a.m. Pre-school music (final for year) Bryndwr
12.30 p.m. Zumba Gold Bryndwr
3.15 p.m. Kids Club (final for year) Bryndwr
Tues 12 10 a.m. Flybys (final for year) Bryndwr
10 a.m. Twins Plus Club Bryndwr
Wed 13 11 a.m. Mid-week worship (final for year) Papanui
1 p.m. Fendalton Leisure Group Bryndwr
4 p.m. Buddy Zone Bryndwr
Thurs 14 10 a.m. Pop-Ins (final for year) Papanui
1 p.m. Foot Clinic Bryndwr
Fri 15 10.00 a.m. Craft Group Bryndwr
1 p.m. Foot Clinic (final for year) Bryndwr
Sat 16 9.30 a.m. Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 17 10 a.m. Worship St Andrew’s College Chapel
6 p.m. Table Talk (final for year) de Beers’


Helpers @ St Andrews College Chapel (17 Dec)Welcoming team: Ken & Kath Newton, Alice & Bryan Wright

Readers: John Simpson, Jan Neale

Counters: Gordon Shields, Mollie Woods

Technician: Donald McKellar

Morning tea: Bill McMaster, Christine Arnold, Keren Ritchie, Paula McNoe

Bryndwr grounds: Ian Cundall

  Bible Readings, Sunday 17 Dec Advent 3

Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11

Psalm 126

1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24

John 1: 6-8, 19-28