Book Night Event: This 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.

Cheese rolls – 9th/10th June:  The rolls will be made 9am on Saturday 9th June at Bryndwr.  Pick-up from Bryndwr 11am and 12 noon on the 9th, or from church on Sunday 10th June.  Price: $5 for 6 rolls, or $10 for 12 rolls.  There is a coffee voucher to give to whoever places the biggest order!  If you would like to be part of the team making the rolls please indicate this on the clipboard.

Entertainment Books: The 2018-19 issue has arrived. Each book purchased ($70 each) through Gordon gives $14 to The Village Church. Inquiries to Gordon Shields   

Bryndwr Community Garden AGM: If you are interested in gardening and/or the local community, you are invited to attend the Bryndwr Community Garden AGM held on Saturday 9 June, 12noon at The Village Bryndwr in the Annexe. The Garden is located in the Morley Street Reserve (cnr Clyde Rd and Morley St). Please contact Kate Boardman for further information by emailing

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; enjoy activities, outings and afternoon tea. For more information, contact Leone on 351-6664 or Mary Jo Chase at

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 – 348 6418, or by e-mail

The Creative Nest is open on Tuesday mornings at Papanui. Pop in any time from 10am.  Scrabble, jigsaw puzzles, etc as well as craft.  Enquiries to Margaret.

Adapted Yoga/Pilates:  These mixed Yoga and Pilates classes are fun and relaxed, catering for different needs and fitness levels. There are no fancy outfits just friendly, fun and supportive people who want a relaxed community where they can also achieve their goals. There are a total of 7 hour long classes available to choose from weekly at The Village Bryndwr: Monday 6.15pm and 7.30pm, Tuesday 8.30am, Thursday 6.15pm and 7.30pm, Friday 9.30am, and Saturday 4pm. For more information, email see or phone Rebecca: 027 690 8993.

Help with Reading at Burnside Primary School:  The Village Church runs a programme at Burnside Primary School on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings between 9.15am and 10am, where volunteers go to the school library and read one on one with two children (referred by their classroom teachers for some encouragement and support).  Typically they are children who do not get a lot of help at home with their reading.  In some instances they are children for whom English is a second language.

Our volunteers do a great job with this programme. However during the winter (due to illness, or holiday breaks) some are not available, so we are looking for people willing to be relievers. It would also be a great help to have people who could be on standby to fill in as required. If this is something you would consider, please contact Linda Cowan

(You don’t need to be a teacher to do this. You just need to like children and be willing to read a story with them)

Badminton: Wednesday’s at the Village Papanui, start time 9.45am. Come and join us for a friendly game of badminton (the lines are painted).  Enquiries to Mitch or Christine.

Life Companion Driving:  Offering a safe, reliable, friendly driving and companion service which provides more than a simple taxi ride. Prices are very competitive. Contact to discuss your requirements by phoning 027 7755 671 or email

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 20 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui
Mon 21 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
2.00pm Falls Prevention Papanui
3.15pm Kids’ Club Bryndwr
7.15pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 22 10.00am Fly Bys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-ins’ Papanui
5.30pm Book Night Event Bryndwr
Wed 23 9.45am 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
Thurs 24 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Fri 25 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
11.30am Weight Watchers Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 26 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 27 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
5.30pm Evening Circle Papanui

 Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (27 May)

 Welcoming team:    Denis and Estelle Elvidge, Peter and Adrienne Rowe

Readers:                 Katharine Shaw and Christine Arnold

Counters:                Mollie Woods and Gordon Shields

Technician:             Alan Maxwell

Morning tea:           Donella Duff, Christine Arnold, Peter Reid, and Ellen McCrae

Musician:                Murray and team

Grounds @ Bryndwr:   Mitch Mitchell

Readings for 27 May

Isaiah: 6: 1-8       Psalm 29        Romans 8: 12-17         John 3: 1-17