Progressive dinner: On Sunday May 6 this event will begin with starters at 5.30 pm 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.

Jubilate Singers: present a celebration of choral music written for, by and about mothers from the Renaissance to the present day. Sunday 6th May 2018 at 2.00 pm. The Piano Centre for Music and the Arts, 156 Armagh Street.  Tickets $25 ($20 unwaged), includes afternoon tea.  Children free.  Door sales (cash only).  Advance bookings ph Steve French 358 6161 or email

Bush Fire:  The update from the group called Presbyterian Women Aotearoa NZ is available from the chapel entrance or from either office.  Please feel free to take one if you are interested, or let Anne know if you would like it emailed to you.

 “Where in the world”:  St Margaret’s Women’s Fellowship invite  women of The Village to their Hospitality afternoon “Where in the world” on Wednesday 2nd May at 1.45pm. We would like to have a good group to attend, and for those who can,  they would like each to bring a photo of a favourite holiday destination. RSVP to Mollie Woods or Kath Newton as soon as possible please.

St Ninian’s Centenary: This parish event is being celebrated at Queen’s Birthday this year.  Organizers are keen to contact past members or those who have had an association with St Ninian’s, who might be interested in attending all or part of the programme. We invite anyone interested in getting more information to notify the office by phone – 3486418, or by e-mail

Bookstall: A reminder that the bookstall will be available Sunday (13th May) 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.

The Village Leisure Group: Don’t let wintry Wednesdays get you down. Warm up with a cuppa and company! Wednesdays from 1-3pm at The Village – Bryndwr starting 2 May for school term; enjoy activities, outings and afternoon tea. For more information, contact Leone on 351-6664 or Mary Jo Chase at

Book Night Event: Mark your calendars for Tuesday May 22nd 5.30 – 6.30 pm at the Village Bryndwr.  Bring your children/grandchildren and come along and join in with Lilliput Library enthusiasts as we celebrate our love of reading in this nationwide event.  Food for the body and mind – pizza to start and then fun reading/book activities for all ages from 6pm. Contact Annie Boardman for further details.

Community Planting Day and BBQ:  Get involved and play your part in recreating Papanui Bush on the Bridgestone Reserve.  Bring friends, family, a spade and gloves.  Gumboots are recommended.  This event will happen rain, hail or shine.

Tuesday 5th June 2018, 10am to 12 noon.  Please meet outside Papanui High School, 40 Langdons Road (just along from the Bridgestone Reserve).  Contact Stacey Holbrough (03) 941 8102.

Cheese rolls – June:  This is advance notice that these will be available in June only this year.

Outstanding Young Musician series for 2018: Every Tuesday (June 5th to November 27th) from 12.10–12.50pm at The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch. $10 per person for each concert.  Showcasing some startling young musicians, be prepared to be amazed!  First concert June 5th 2018 features St Andrews College – ‘Voices, Choir and Soloists’.

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:

Receipts to year ended 31 March 2018 are ready today. Please collect from Donella.

S.O.S to Knitters: The Maternity department at Christchurch Women’s Hospital have urgent need of newborn size knitting.

They are asking for hats, singlets, cardigans and bootees. Must be pure wool.  If you don’t knit but would like to help out, donations of wool, or money for wool, would be appreciated.

You can deliver knitting, or wool donations, to Tracey at the Village Papanui office (9.30am to 11.30am Mon-Fri) and she will deliver to the hospital. Thank you.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 29 10.00am Worship StAC
Mon 30 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
2.00pm Falls Prevention Papanui
7.15pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 1 10.00am Fly Bys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-ins’ Papanui
5.30pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 2 9.30am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Mid-week Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Group Bryndwr
4.00pm Buddy Zone Bryndwr
6.00pm Line Dancing Bryndwr
Thur 3 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
10.15am Pop-Ins Papanui
Fri 4 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
11.30am Weight Watchers Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 5 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 6 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
5.30pm Progressive Dinner Papanui, to start

 Next week’s helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (6 May)

 Welcoming team:       Maureen Alabaster, Gavin James, Margaret Beaver

Readers:                    Bruce Cooper and (tba)

Counters:                   Murray Compton and Frances Coburn

Technician:                Grant Muir

Morning tea:              Lesley Compton, David Smail, David and Lynn Brown

Musician:                   Estelle Elvidge

Grounds @ Bryndwr:   Ken Newton

Next week’s readings

Acts 10:44-48     Psalm 98   1 John 5: 1-6      John 15: 9-17