As many know, Margaret Simpson has recently turned 80.  She no longer has her driver’s licence, but would like to continue coming to Church on a regular basis.  If you are able to help out, by going on a roster to bring her to Church (even on an occasional basis), please contact her elders, Alice and Bryan Wright, who will work on the details.  Thank you.

Rotary Community Breast Milk Bank Charitable Trust:  The Kilmarnock Edition is putting on a fundraising concert for the Breast Milk Bank at 7.30pm on Saturday 13 October at the Village Bryndwr.  This will include a wide range of Scottish and Irish songs together with audience participation and a few humorous songs for variety.  Tickets are $20 including supper and can be obtained from Murray or Lesley Compton.  We look forward to your support.

PILLARS:  The women of the Village are hosting a fund raising morning tea following today’s service, 2nd September, to enable us to support PILLARS Christchurch, for mentoring children of prisoners. We invite you to make a donation to this worthy cause.

Spragg Family’s Travels:  You are welcome to follow the Spragg family’s travels on their blog…

Visiting Agnes Mouat:  Agnes’s daughter is out of the country until the end of October and would appreciate it if people could visit Agnes during the week. Agnes is in Ngaio Marsh Rest Home. Christine Arnold will co-ordinate this so that we don’t all visit on the same day. Christine can be contacted at

Baking For General Assembly:  Thank you very much to all of you who have offered biscuits for this.  If you are able to bring these to church on Sunday September 30th that would be great.  Otherwise please be in touch with me (after 23rd September) and we can make other arrangements.  Many, many thanks.  Lesley Compton.

Volunteers Needed for General Assembly 2018:

As you know, the churches of Alpine Presbytery and their members are hosting General Assembly 2018 in Christchurch from 3rd-7th October this year. If you are able to lend us a hand in the first week of October, we would love to hear from you.  There are many ways in which you can help out – administration, first aid, baking and hospitality, car parking, ushering, or helping out with technology.  If this sounds like something you can help us with, please email Abi Trevathan or Liz Whitehead at

Alpine Presbytery Review: We would value your feedback on the Presbytery. Details of the meetings are given below, and a list of questions for consideration can be obtained from Tracey at the Papanui Village office.

Wednesday 12th September: Evening – 7pm at St Luke’s, 438 Halswell Rd., Halswell  – supper to follow.

Thursday 13th September: Afternoon – meeting at St Luke’s Christchurch North, corner Main North & Daniels Rds at 2pm with a cuppa to follow; or in the evening,

Evening – meeting at St Paul’s Trinity-Pacific, 45 Fitzgerald Ave at 7pm   followed by supper.

If you are unable to attend one of the meetings, you can still give us your feedback about the Alpine Presbytery. Follow this link to fill in our survey online:

An invitation:  The North West Christchurch Anglican Women association extends an invitation to  their Visitor’s Night.  Wednesday, 26 September at 7.30pm, at St Silas Church Hall on the corner of Tuckers and Main North Roads, Redwood.  Guest speaker is CEO Mandy Kennedy talking on Ronald McDonald Homes. There will be a sales table, supper, and a time for fellowship at the end of the evening.  Please reply to Carol Vaughan, Secretary on 352 9246 by 24 September.

High Tea (November 24th):  Further to Anne’s verbal notice about this last week – we are wondering if you would be happy to lend us some of your fine china etc.  There are clipboards at the back of the Chapel and if you are willing to lend us some things would you fill in the clipboard for us.  We are asking for cup, saucer and plate sets, silver tea services, or similar in china, tiered plates (2 or 3 tiers). At this stage please just indicate your willingness to lend and the number you have.  We will be in touch nearer the time re collecting these.  We would ask that you name these valuables before lending.

Many thanks – from the High Tea Committee.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 2 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
11.00am Pillars Fundraiser StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Bryndwr
Mon 3 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 4 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest Papanui
5.30pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 5 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 6 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
10.15am Pop-Ins Papanui
Fri 7 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 8 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 9 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC

 Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (9 September)

 Welcoming team:     Ken Newton, Kath Newton, Susan Peake, Frances Coburn

Readers:                   Stephen Hill, Nancy Morgan

Counters:                 Allan Marshall, Christine Arnold

Morning tea:            Paula McNoe, Donella Duff, Bryan Wright, Keren Ritchie

Technician:              Grant Muir

Musician:                 Margaret Nelson

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Ken Newton