The Creative Nest Exhibition:  The display is open at our Papanui building 10am-4pm every day, until October 19th.  The exhibition tells the story of The Nest but also invites you into an engagement with your own creative possibilities.  A koha donation towards costs would be appreciated.  Please see this as an opportunity to take a friend along, it is a great story!

 Women’s Gathering for October: Women of The Village Presbyterian Church are invited to meet at the Abalone Thai Restaurant in the Bishopdale Mall on Thursday, 18 October, for dinner at 6pm.  All welcome.  Please leave your name with Christine Miller, email:

 Film Night: We are having a quiet showing of a Welsh film while we have the Pontypridd Rev among us!!  It will be held at Bryndwr on Thursday 18 October gathering from 7pm with the movie starting at 7.30pm.  BYO drinks and nibbles!

The Village Annual Meeting 2018: Will be held on Sunday 28 October at The Village Bryndwr after worship at St Andrew’s College.  This will also be Phil’s last Sunday with us so there will be a shared lunch following the meeting.

Financial Statements and Annual Report 2018:  The financial statements and Annual Report are now available. If you would like an electronic copy of either document, please contact Tracey –

We would like to encourage you to access the statements and report in this way if possible.  However, I have paper copies available today for those who prefer to have them.  Judith Souness.

The Village Camp 2018: Will be at Raincliff (South Canterbury) on Show weekend, 16-18 November.  There is plenty of room and unless we get huge numbers there should be no need to share rooms.  This is a great opportunity to really connect with people and ‘play, pray and enjoy’ one another in a relaxed setting, and for a minimal cost. Queries to Kath Newton or Anne Stewart.

High Tea (November 24th):  If you would be happy to lend us some of your fine china etc, please write  your name on the clipboard at the back of the Chapel.  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 regarding collection.  We would ask that you please name these valuables. Many thanks – from the High Tea Committee.

Youth Hub Variety Concert: Enjoy a fabulous night of entertainment and help raise funds for the development of the Youth Hub Christchurch Te Hurihanga o Rangatahi –  a place where young people will feel accepted and experience warm loving support in the development of their identity, and physical, mental, social and spiritual health.

5th December 2018 – 7.00pm to 10.00pm.  Featuring The CSO, Joel Amosa, Julia Deans, Te Radar (MC), The Eastern, Shay Horay, Ali Harper, Lindon Puffin and Brendan Dooley.  Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margarets College.  Tickets $70 from

Transport to Sunday 10am worship: We are looking at ways we might be able to help people with transport to church on Sundays.  The ability to help with transport would need to be matched with people able to help provide it.  There is a clipboard available for people to indicate either their need or their willingness to help, we will do what we can to form useful alliances.

Car parking:  We remind people to please leave the parking spaces around the entrance way at StAC, for people who have mobility challenges.

Bush Fire – Presbyterian Women Aotearoa NZ – October 2018:  If you would like an email copy of the latest newsletter please contact Tracey at the Papanui office ph 352 6197.

GA18 – Thank you! To all Commissioners, volunteers and helpers who made General Assembly 2018 such a successful event.  Thanks too for the home baking, which was very much appreciated, and for the prayers, support and encouragement.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 14 10.00am Worship StAC
10.00am Creative Nest Exhibition

10am-4pm every day

Papanui (until Friday 19th October)
Mon 15 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
2.00pm Falls Prevention Class Papanui
7.15pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 16 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
5.30pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 17 9.45am Badminton Papanui
6.00pm Line Dancing Bryndwr
Thurs 18 10.15am Pop-Ins Papanui
Fri 19


10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
4.00pm Creative Nest Exhibition


Sat 20 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 21 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Bryndwr

Next week’s helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (21 October)

 Welcoming team:     Allan Marshall, Gordon & Margaret Shields, Nancy Morgan,

Readers:                   Gavin James, Trevor Agnew

Counters:                 Christine Miller, Peter Reid

Morning tea:            Wayne & Christine Anderson, Lesley Compton, Vivienne Jackson

Technician:              Liam Boardman

Musician:                 Margaret Nelson

Communion:             Gordon and Margaret Shields, Lesley and Murray Compton, Kath and Ken Newton

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Clive Morriss

Parable:  John 21:1-14 – Fish on the other side