World Day of Prayer: Friday 2 March. The theme this year is “All God’s Creation is Very Good” and the service has been prepared by the World Day of Prayer Committee, Suriname.

There are two services to choose from: Christchurch North Methodist Church on the corner of Chapel St and Harewood Rd at 10:30am, and The Village Bryndwr at 7.00 pm. A cup of tea will follow the service. Everyone is welcome.

Food Parcels and Hygiene Packs: Again a big thank you, to those who contribute items for Burnside Primary School. Currently the most   needed items are:  Canned spaghetti and baked beans, canned vegetables (corn, tomatoes) and canned fruit, pasta, rice, canned tuna fish, breakfast cereal, toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo and dishwashing liquid. Thank you for your continued support!

IRCA Conference Needs Your Help: The International Rural Churches Association, an ecumenical organisation that supports people involved in rural ministry around the world is holding a conference at Lincoln University from 15 – 21 April 2018. More than one hundred people have booked to come from around the world so it promises to be a great event.  The local organising committee are seeking your help.  Could you pick one of the delegates up at the airport and deliver them to the conference?  Could you make a batch of biscuits for the delegates to have with their evening supper? If you could, please would you contact Linda Cowan She would be delighted to hear from you. Please also pray that delegates will travel safely and that the conference will be a rewarding time for all.

Begin With Bill – (today): Special Opening Dance, Sunday 25th Feb 1.45 to 3.45pm at Papanui. No charge for this first session but ladies bring a plate please.  Held 2nd and 4th Sunday each month.  Contact Bill Worley, 

Indoor Bowls: Join us at Papanui on a Friday afternoon 1.30 to 3.00 pm, for a social game of indoor bowls.  No previous experience needed.  The first afternoon will be Fri 2nd March.  Please be there by 1.15 pm and wear flat, soft-soled shoes.  Specially catering for those who can’t come to evening bowls at Bryndwr.  Contact Margaret Shields for further details.

Clothing Shop: The Clothing shop at Bryndwr will be open on Fridays for a trial period beginning 2 March from 3 to 6pm.  We are very short of helpers so if you could help out one Friday a month it would be much appreciated.  Please let Janice Cundall or Adrienne Rowe know, if you are able to help.

 Indoor Bowls @ Bryndwr: The Village Bowling Club starts the new bowls season on March 19th at Bryndwr.  New players will be most welcome and tuition can be given if you have never played before.  It is a very social group and only mildly competitive. Please wear soft soled shoes (eg sneakers) and be there at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.  Any queries please contact Mitch Mitchell or Janice Cundall.

Bryndwr Street Party Sunday 4th March, 11.00am-1.30pm, corner of Aorangi Rd and Brookside Tce. Run by the Bryndwr Churches (Bryndwr Baptist, St Aidans and The Village), this event includes Bryndwr’s Got Talent, food stalls, Kids Corner, bouncy castle and more. Please come along to support this event and have a good time. If you are able to volunteer with barbequing, dispensing ice cream, or helping with the children’s activities, please let Kate Boardman know.

The Creative Nest is open on Tuesday mornings. Pop in any time from 10am.  Enquiries to Margaret Ph 352 6911.

Luncheon:  Former St Giles Bible Class, YPS, and Young Marrieds. Come and meet some of your former associates whom you may not have seen for some time.  Monday 19th March, 12 noon, Garden Restaurant 110 Marshlands Rd.  Further info and to RSVP, contact Mollie Woods email

CWS Cyclone Gita Appeal Christian World Service has launched an appeal for those affected.  We are raising funds for our long term partner the Tonga Community Development Trust and the Tongan National Council of Churches.  They will work out how best to respond and to make sure no one is forgotten.  The Tonga Trust has specialist skills in repairing rainwater systems and gardening.  The churches are making their buildings available for shelter and providing other support to their communities. We are working together as part of the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) to make sure people get the right kind of help.  Local organisations will take the lead. If you would like to help, please make a donation.

Send to Christian World Service    PO Box 22652 Christchurch 8140. Or phone 0800 74 73 72 or go to

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 25 8.30 am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00 am Worship STAC
Mon 26 9.30 am Music Moments Papanui
10.00 am Preschool Music Bryndwr
3.15 pm Kids Club Bryndwr
Tues 27 10.00 am Fly Bys Bryndwr
10.00 am Creative Nest Papanui
5.30 pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 28 10.00 am Preschool Music Bryndwr
11.00 am Mid-week Service Papanui
1.00 pm Fendalton Leisure Club Bryndwr
4.00 pm Buddy Zone Bryndwr
Thurs 1 10.00 am Preschool Music Bryndwr
10.15 am Pop-Ins Papanui
Fri 2 10.00 am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.30 pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
3.00 pm Clothing Shop Bryndwr
7.00 pm World Day of Prayer Bryndwr
Sat 3 9.30 am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 4 8.30 am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00 am Worship STAC
6.00 pm Table Talk de Beers’


Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am  (4 March)


 Welcoming team: Allan Marshall, Ruth & Bruce Cooper, Denis Elvidge

Readers: Ian Cundall and Margaret Simpson

Counters: Barbara Mitchell and Andrew Souness

Technician: Donald McKellar

Morning tea: Alice and Bryan Wright, Christine Miller, Salilo Teo

Grounds @ Bryndwr:   Alan Marshall

Bible Readings Sunday 4 March:

Exodus 20: 1-17, Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1: 18-25,    John 2: 13-22