The Village Annual Meeting 2018: Will be held Sunday 28 October at The Village Bryndwr after worship.  This is also 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.

 Village Leisure Group: Join us at the Village in Bryndwr, from 1.00pm to 3.00pm on Wednesday 24th October, when Rev.Phil Wall will share about his travels in Brazil. All welcome.

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.

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. If you are interested in coming please let Kath Newton or Anne Stewart know as soon as possible.

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.

St Aidan’s Plant Sale: The St Aidan’s plant sale can provide you with vege plants, natives, annuals, hostas, perennials and seaweed liquid fertiliser as well as some good friendly advice.  One plant free for every $10 spent.  Saturday 27 October 2018, 9-11am St Aidan’s, cnr Brookside Tce & Aorangi Rd in Bryndwr.

Spring Community Catch-Up – Help needed:  If you are able to assist with the ‘New Mission Seed’ event, October 27th at Marshlands Domain (11.30am to 2.00pm) we would love to hear from you.

We need – help to supervise the giant games, bubbles and bouncy castles (you can sit on a deck chair to do this), and someone with a current First Aid Certificate to deal to any minor first aid issues.

Please contact: William Caldwell 021056 0699 or Charissa Nicol 0274 759 360. Planning meeting Mon 22nd Oct from 7.30pm to 8.15pm.

St Mark’s Church and Community Centre Twilight Fair:  Friday 2nd November 2018 5.00pm to 7.00pm at 150 Withells Road, Avonhead.

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

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 collecting these.  We would ask that you name these valuables before lending. Many thanks – from the High Tea Committee.

Advent Resource:  ‘A Handful of Change’ by Craufurd Murray.  A book to enable the reader to take a day-by-day journey through Advent, with a brief ‘bite’ for each day’s sustenance and consideration.  It begins a week before Advent, and also includes some post-Christmas reflections.  $10 per copy plus p&p.  Orders of 12 or more at $8 each.  Available from Ecclesia Books or

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 21 10.00am Worship StAC
Mon 22   Labour Day  
Tues 23 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.30am Creative Nest drop-in Papanui
5.30pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 24 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Club Bryndwr
6.00pm Line Dancing Bryndwr
Thurs 25 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Fri 26 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
Sat 27 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 28 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
12 noon AGM, lunch and farewell to Rev Phil Bryndwr

 Next week’s helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (28 October)

 Welcoming team:     Mitch Mitchell, Gordon Shields, Margaret Shields, Barbara Mitchell

Readers:                   Anne Slaughter, Ken Newton

Counters:                 Susan Peake, Jane Agnew

Morning tea:            David and Joy Coster, Kath and Ken Newton

Technician:              Alan Maxwell

Musician:                 Murray Compton

Grounds @ Bryndwr:   Ian Cundall

Parable for 28th October:  Mark 10:46-52 Blind Bartimaeus