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

Biscuits Please:  Every two years The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa N.Z. has a General Assembly. In October this year the Assembly is being held in Christchurch. We have been asked to provide home-made biscuits for morning and afternoon tea. I am hoping that you wonderful people are willing to help with this. If you are, please sign the clipboard and take a snaplock bag (or bags). It seems very early for an October deadline but I thought some of you may be winter-time bakers – and therefore wish to freeze the biscuits. (If you put a dozen in each bag that would be great).  Please contact me if you have any queries, Lesley Compton.

Bookstall: A reminder that the bookstall will be available Sunday (8th July) at 11am after the service.

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

Margaret Simpson invites us to celebrate with her as she turns 80:  Everyone is invited to join Margaret and her family on Saturday 11th August from 10am to 1pm, at the Village, Papanui.

From Theology House –

Lay Worship Leading and Lay Preaching: The Canterbury Lay Preachers Assoc. training day, Sat 25th Aug 2018, 9.30am-4pm at the Village, Papanui.  Keynote speaker Rev Dr Rod Mitchell.  $10 per person.  Enquiries to Linda Cowan

Rich Living:  Exploring Sustainability and Christian Faith: Over the weekend of 28th-30th September, A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand, along with:  Cashmere Presbyterian Church, Grace Vineyard Church, South West Baptist Church, will be hosting an inter-church public event. The weekend is designed to inspire, mobilise and equip individuals and communities of faith. For more information, visit:

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

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

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 season is underway on Monday nights at Bryndwr.  New players are 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.  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.

Food Parcels and Hygiene Packs: Again a big thank you, to all who contribute items for Burnside Primary School. Currently the most needed items 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!

School Holidays:  Term two ends next Friday 6th July.  The following events are on hold until the week beginning 23rd July:-

The Gathering, Music Moments & Preschool Music, Kids Club, Creative Nest, Mid-week Service, the Village Leisure Group, Buddy Zone, Fly Bys and Pop-Ins.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 1 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui
Mon 2 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 3 10.00am Fly Bys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-ins’ Papanui
5.30pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 4 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 5 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Fri 6 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 7 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 8 10.00am Worship StAC
11.00am Book Stall StAC

 Next week’s helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (8 July)

 Welcoming team:       Andrew Souness, Peter Rowe, Adrienne Rowe, Judith Souness

Readers:                    Mary Jo Chase, Judith Souness

Counters:                   Paula McNoe, Gordon Shields

Technician:                Donald McKellar

Morning tea:              Barbara Mitchell, Ellen McCrae, Donella Duff, Vivienne Jackson

Musician:                   Margaret Nelson

Grounds @ Bryndwr:  Alan Marshall

 Parable for Sunday 8 July is from Luke 16: 19-31 – The Rich Man and Lazarus