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

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

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

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.

The Brainwave Trust are presenting on the adolescent brain at St Mark’s, 7:30pm on 25 June, at 150 Withells Road. Anyone who has children or grandchildren aged from about 10 to 19, or anyone who works with this age group, will benefit from gaining insights into why they behave the way they do, and how we can cope with this behaviour! Content will cover:

  • Adolescence is a time of transition from childhood to adulthood that involves intellectual, physical, social, emotional and hormonal changes
  • The important role of parents and other adults in providing guidance and support through this transition
    • The increased importance of peers
    • Positive and negative aspects of risk-taking
  • Recognising and enhancing adolescents’ strengths
    • Changes in sleep patterns
    • Exploring the potential influence of alcohol use
    • Benefits and risks associated with social media use

    The presenter is Jim Sole. He has been a police officer for 27 years and a qualified Youth Aid Officer.

    His focus is on the impact of family violence on children. The cost of this event is $10 per person, which includes supper. To book please email:

    Food Parcels and Hygiene Packs: for Burnside Primary School. Currently needed 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.

    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 352 5666 or email   

    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

    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.  Contact Mitch Mitchell or Janice Cundall  for any queries.

    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.

    Midweek Service: The midweek worship service happens at Papanui each Wednesday during term time. Begins at 11am with a cuppa. Everyone is welcome.

    How good is good enough? How do we know if we are doing enough good in the world? Daniel McKay, Philosopher and Ethicist from Canterbury University, will be speaking on these questions, and also touch on issues of effective altruism, moral obligation and moral demandingness. The Chapman Room, Christ’s College, Thursday 14 June, 7:30pm.   Bookings at

    Prophets in the Cathedral: Sunday Evensongs, 5pm @ The Transitional Cathedral. Sunday 24 June: Dr Peter Carrell will be giving a seminar on ‘Edge or Centre: Prophecy in the 21st Century’. Discussion and refreshments to follow. All welcome!

    Date Time Event Venue
    Sun 10 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
    10.00am Worship StAC
    11am Book Stall StAC
    11am Cheese Roll collection StAC
    Mon 11 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
    10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
    2.00pm Falls Prevention Class Papanui
    3.15pm Kids Club Bryndwr
    7.15pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
    Tues 12 10.00am Fly Bys Bryndwr
    10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-ins’ Papanui
    12.00pm Friendly Circle Lunch Papanui
    5.30pm Grounded Papanui
    7.00pm Parish Council Papanui
    Wed 13 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 14 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
    10.15am Pop-Ins Papanui
    Fri 15 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
    1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
    Sat 16 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
    Sun 17 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
    10.00am Worship StAC
    6.00pm Table Talk Papanui

    Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (17 June)

     Welcoming team:        David Brown, Gordon Shields, Margaret Shields, Lynn Brown

    Readers:                     Catherine McKellar, David Brown

    Counters:                    Margaret McKenzie, Vivienne Jackson

    Communion:                Gavin James, Ruth Cooper, Ian & Janice Cundall, Alice & Bryan Wright

    Technician:                 Donald McKellar

    Morning tea:                     Peter & Adrienne Rowe, David & Joy Coster

    Musician:                    Murray Compton

    Grounds @ Bryndwr:    Ian Cundall

     Next week’s readings:-

    1 Samuel 15: 34-16: 13                                   Psalm 20

    2 Corinthians 5: 6-10, 14-17                      Mark 4: 26-34