Friendly Circle Lunch:  This month’s lunch will be held Tuesday 10th April, 12 noon, at Papanui.  Everyone welcome.  Any queries phone Pat Dunstan.

Women’s Fellowship:  Meeting for a coffee at 10am, Thursday 19 April, at Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road. This will be followed by a tour through the house and gardens.  RSVP to Kath or Jean.  All are welcome.

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.

 Bookstall: A reminder that the bookstall will be available this Sunday after the 10 am service.

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.

 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:

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.

Falls Prevention “Steady As You Go” (SAYGo): 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).

 Indoor Bowls: Join us at Papanui on a Friday afternoon from 1.30 to 3.00 pm, 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.

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.  If for any reason you don’t have an envelope please contact either office.  The suggestion was made 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.

On our birthdays we are often the recipient of much generosity and kindness. This invitation enables you to offer something back in thankfulness, if you wish to do so.

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 8 11.00 am Bookstall StAC
6.00 pm Table Talk Papanui
Mon 9 9.30 am Music Moments Papanui
10.00 am Preschool Music Bryndwr
2.00 pm Falls Prevention Class Papanui
3.15 pm Kids’ Club Bryndwr
7.15 pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 10 10.00 am Creative Nest ‘drop-in’ Papanui
10.00 am Fly Bys Bryndwr
12.00 pm Friendly Circle Lunch Papanui
7.00 pm Parish Council Papanui
Wed 11 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
6.00 pm Line Dancing Bryndwr
Thurs 12 10.00 am Preschool Music Bryndwr
Fri 13 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
11.00 am Weight Watchers Bryndwr
Sat 14 9.30 am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 15 8.30 am Gathering Bryndwr
10.00 am Worship StAC

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (15 April) 

Welcoming team:       Salilo & Jerry Teo, David & Lynn Brown,

Readers:                    Megan Blaikie, David Mackay

Counters:                   Vivienne Jackson, Allan Marshall

Technician:                Liam Boardman

Morning tea:              Ken & Kath Newton

Musician:     Murray Compton

Communion:              Ken & Kath Newton, Gordon & Margaret Shields,  Andrew & Judith Souness

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Jim Hudson

 Readings @ St Andrew’s College 10am (15 April)

Acts 3: 12-19                             Psalm 4

1 John 3: 1-7                              Luke 24: 36b-48