Soup Sundays: 12 noon on Sunday 22nd  and 29th July, 5th and 12th August we are hosting lunch of soup and rolls.

Sunday 22nd and 29th July will be at Papanui and 5th and 12th August at Bryndwr.  The soup and rolls will be provided but you are welcome to bring something sweet for afters.  In the winter months it’s not always a lot of fun to go home after church to eat alone so this is a chance to enjoy some time with friends over lunch.  Any queries contact Anne Foote or Jane Agnew.

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 12 noon, at the Village, Papanui.  No gifts please, but ‘a plate’ to share would be appreciated.

Bryndwr Grounds Roster:  The new roster has been emailed to all those who participate in the maintaining of the church grounds at Bryndwr.  Please let Leone know if you have not received your copy or have trouble downloading the attachment.  Thank you.

From Theology HouseProphets in the Cathedral – Sunday Evensongs, 5pm @ The Transitional Cathedral.  Sunday 22nd July: Lyndon Rogers will be giving a seminar on ‘Youth in the City: issues youth face in post-quake Christchurch’.  Lyndon speaks at 6pm.  Discussion with soup and rolls to follow.  All welcome!

Laidlaw Lecture Series Semester Two 2018 –  Two new series will run for 5 weeks each, on a Monday evening. The first one is “Where’s God on Monday? God’s Work and Our Work” in Aug-Sept. The second one is “That Gap in the Middle: Supporting Church Goers in Midlife” in Sept-Oct. These series are designed to provide accessible and concise content from some of our Laidlaw Courses or Academic Research.  For further information –

The Christchurch Meditation Community, (part of the World Community, an interdenominational body), warmly invites you to a Day of Reflection, 28th July, 10am to 3pm, Chapel Street Centre, cnr Chapel Street and Harewood Road.

The Rev. Hilary Oxford Smith will speak about Celtic Christianity; there will be short periods of meditation and good company.  Please bring your own lunch; morning tea is provided.  A koha of $10 to help cover costs would be appreciated.

The Durham Street Methodist Church have invited Professor Kevin Clements, Chair and foundation Director of The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies to come and lead three events:

Friday 10th August, Kevin will be giving a talk entitled “The Politics of Compassion in an age of Ruthless Power“.  A cuppa will be served at 6.30pm and the talk will begin at 7pm, at Knox Hall, 28 Bealey Ave, Christchurch.

Saturday 11th August, there will be two experiential workshops, with morning tea in between. The first is “The Place Called Reconciliation.”  The second is “Non Violent Tools for Social Transformation“.  The workshops will start at 9.30am and conclude at 12.30pm, and be held at Knox Hall.

Sunday 12th August, Kevin will provide the sermon/reflection at a Durham St Methodist and Knox Presbyterian combined service at 10am.  It will be on “Remembering Hiroshima:  Working for a Loving Future“.

These events have been organised to acknowledge Peace Sunday. For more information contact:  Pauline McKay (Parish Steward) email:

Get Savvy on Scams’ is a FREE interactive workshop (proudly hosted by Age Concern Canterbury):  Friday 24th August at 11am, at The McFaddens Centre, St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Road.  Presenter will be Bronwyn Groot from the Commission For Financial Capability (CFFC), Manager Fraud Education.  You will be shown how you can protect yourself, from the latest scams and frauds. Get tips on how to recognise a set-up and avoid a scam, and what to do if you discover you have been scammed. Please RSVP to: For all queries ph Age Concern office 366 0903.  All ages welcome.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 22 10.00am Worship StAC
12 noon Soup Sunday Papanui
Mon 23 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
2.00pm Falls Prevention Class Papanui
7.15pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 24 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest Papanui
5.30pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 25 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Leisure Group Bryndwr
6.00pm Line Dancing Bryndwr
Thurs 26 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
10.15am Pop-Ins Papanui
Fri 27 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 28 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 29 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
12noon Soup Sunday Papanui

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (29 July)

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

Readers:                    Barbara Mitchell, Ruth Churcher

Counters:                   Murray Compton, Donella Duff

Technician:                Alan Maxwell

Morning tea:              Adrienne and Peter Rowe, Kath and Ken Newton

Musician:                   Margaret Nelson

Grounds @ Bryndwr:  Mitch Mitchell

Parable for Sunday 29 July –

John 6:1-21 Feeding 5000 and walking on water.