Progressive dinner: On Sunday May 6 this event will begin with starters at our Papanui site where you will receive instructions as to where you are heading for your main, and then we will gather again for dessert at our Bryndwr site. There will be a $5 charge to help with the hosts costs.

We are looking for people who are prepared to be hosts and those who are happy to help with making a dessert and of course people to feed!. A clipboard is in the foyer where you can register your interest.

 Garage Sale: Saturday 12th May, at Papanui Village Church. Storage is available for anyone wanting to ‘offload’ things prior to this date. Please contact Leone at Bryndwr or Tracey at Papanui to arrange.

 Cheese rolls:  This is advance notice that these will be available in May only this year.  A clipboard will appear in the next week or so.

 Bookstall: A reminder that the bookstall will be available next Sunday (8th April) after the 10 am service.

Falls Prevention “Steady As You Go” (SAYGo): (no meeting Easter Monday) is the exercise class designed to help people reduce their likelihood of having a fall.

  • Simple activities, seated in a chair, standing and walking.
  • Proven to improve balance, flexibility and strength.
  • Participants feel physically better and more able.
  • Class members enjoy being with a social and friendly group of like minded people.

    Monday’s at 2pm, in the lounge at Papanui. Koha/donation for costs (Runs approximately 1 hour).

    Line Dancing @ Bryndwr: Learn to Line Dance with New Zealand’s oldest club, Linedance Christchurch.

    Regular weekly classes begin at The Village Bryndwr on 2 May at 6pm. Contact Pauline Mooney 3294 857 Email:

    Theology House News:

    Invite to the Christchurch Book Launch of ‘Freedom to Libel?’ – Friday 6 April at 7:30pm, Laidlaw College Christchurch. Guest of honour: The Right Reverend Richard Condie, Bishop of Tasmania; hosted by Reverend Malcolm Falloon (Ed).

    Seminar Series with Thomas Brauer, Vicar of Sumner-Redcliffs

    From Portraits of Absence to Analogies of Resurrection: A Theological Phenomenology of the Photograph. Continuing with Sessions 3&4 on Thursdays 5 & 12 April, 12.30 pm to 2 pm at Theology House, Level 1, 10 Logistics Drive, Harewood, Christchurch

    • Session 3: How do photographs feel? Human emotion in photographs and theology.
    • Session 4: Doing theology with photographs
  • Bring your lunch to munch through this engaging series of topics. Let us know you are coming so we can supply tea/coffee for you, Claire at

Indoor Bowls: Join us at Papanui on a Friday afternoon from 1.30 to 3.00 pm, (note:- No bowls Friday 30th March) for a social game of indoor bowls. No previous experience needed. 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.

Indoor Bowls @ Bryndwr: The Village Bowling Club has started the new bowls season 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.  Contact Mitch Mitchell for any queries.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 1 10.00 am Worship StAC
Tues 3 10.00 am Creative Nest ‘drop-in’ Papanui
5.30 pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 4 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 5 10.00 am Preschool Music Bryndwr
10.15 am Pop-Ins Papanui
1 pm Foot Clinic Bryndwr
Fri 6 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.00 pm Foot Clinic Bryndwr
Sat 7 9.30 am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 8 8.30 am Gathering Bryndwr
10.00 am Worship StAC
11.00 am Bookstall StAC

Helpers at St. Andrew’s College 10am 8 April

Welcoming team:       Ken & Kath Newton, Anne Slaughter, Catherine McKellar

Readers:                    Margaret Beaver

Counters:                   Mitch Mitchell, Donella Duff

Technician:                Grant Muir

Morning tea:              Bill McMaster, Ellen McCrae, Keren Ritchie, Pauline McNoe

Musician:                   Estelle Elvidge

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Don McKellar

 Readings @ St Andrew’s College 10am 8 April

Acts 4: 32-35        Psalm 133      1 John 1: 1-2: 2     John 20: 19-31