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

Sunday 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.

Our first once a month Village Bryndwr Market is being held this Saturday August 4th from 9.30am to 12noon in conjunction with our weekly Clothing Shop.  If you have donations of goods we can sell please drop them off at Bryndwr or phone either office.  Martin is keen to have a baking table as part of helping the market gain momentum. Can you rustle something up and drop it in on Friday morning???

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.

Boomerang Bags Workshop:  Saturday August 4th at the Market at The Village Bryndwr – 9.30am to 3pm (The Market will finish at noon).  Come along and join in this Table Talk initiative and learn how to sew these environmentally friendly bags that can be used for grocery shopping.  Stay for as long as you are able.  You will need to bring: a sewing machine, neutral coloured thread, scissors etc., lunch if you are staying for the whole session.  We will provide: fabric, morning tea, expertise!  For further queries or for information please ph Linda Cowan.  https://boomerangbags.org/

Table Talk presents:  Christchurch Resettlement Services will tell us about their work helping people from refugee and migrant backgrounds resettle in Christchurch.  Sunday August 5th at The Village Bryndwr.  6pm for a light meal, 7pm for the speakers.  It would be great to see you there!  For catering purposes and to rsvp please let either Linda Cowan or Annie and Kate Boardman know.

Can you help? Ruth Agnew’s friend Helen lost her husband, unexpectedly during a recent flight home to England, where Helen and their two children were going to meet his family for the first time. Because Helen’s husband died en-route she found herself stuck in Dubai with two pre-schoolers while they waited for her husband’s body to be released.  Now she is battling paperwork around proving his death to the UK government to be able to access his accounts and pension.  She is running a business from home while caring for her two children.  Then the family dog almost died from food poisoning from eating compost from the green bin, 2 year old Angus got a nasty chest infection, Helen is sick as well, then last week she tripped over taking the rubbish bin out and tore her calf muscle, so she can barely walk right now. Helen and Ruth are in a women writers group, which has coordinated a meal train (taking turns making heat and eat meals for the family). Ruth has rounded up a team of volunteers to walk the dogs and made a roster.

Now she is trying to find a couple of lovely people who could go to Helen’s place between 4pm and 7pm (even one hour would be enough), over the next few weeks, to help with dinner, pack the preschool lunches for the next day, wash the tea dishes, help the kids with their bedtime routine, and maybe read a story. Ruth has been going two or three evenings a week and another friend of Ruth’s had been driving in from Rolleston some evenings, but she’s finding it too difficult to do anymore as Helen lives in Bromley. Ruth would be happy to facilitate an introduction. If you think you could help please contact Ruth: ruthagnew@gmail.com.

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 @ Papanui: Join us 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.  Contact Margaret Shields for further details.

Ruth would be happy to facilitate an introduction. If you think you could help please contact Ruth ruthagnew@gmail.com or phone number 0211423684.

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 385 7590 or Janice Cundall 351 5596 for any queries.

Indoor Bowls @ Papanui: Join us 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.  Contact Margaret Shields, phone 352 5666 for further details.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 29 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
12 noon Soup Sunday Papanui
Mon 30 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 31 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest Papanui
5.30pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 1 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 2 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Fri 3 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 4 9.30am Village Market and the Clothing Shop Bryndwr
9.30am Boomerang Bags Workshop Bryndwr
Sun 5 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
12noon Soup Sunday Bryndwr
6.00pm Table Talk presents… Bryndwr

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (5 August)

 Welcoming team:     Andrew Souness, Anne Foote, David McKay, Christine Miller          

Readers:                   Megan Blakie, Derek Benfield

Counters:                 Mollie Woods, Peter Reid

Technician:              Donald McKellar

Morning tea:            Judith and Andrew Souness, David and Joy Coster

Musician:                 Murray Compton

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Mitch Mitchell