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.

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 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.

Parihaka Day:  In the lead-up to this year’s Parihaka Day on November 5th we welcome you to a film screening and a Parihaka commemorative service.

The documentary Tātarakihi: the Children of Parihaka. This is not commercially available and can only be viewed in arrangement with presenters from Parihaka. It’s an inspiring and sobering story, one that all New Zealanders ideally should know something about. Suitable for children/general admission. Entry is free/koha.

– Canterbury Film Society, Sun 4th November at 2pm (Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, Montreal Street). Presenter Whakaarahia Tairawhiti-Kukutai.  No reservations; first-come-first-served. Doors open at 1:30pm.

– Parihaka Day, 5th November, a commemorative service at the urupa/cemetery and wharenui/meeting house at Te Wheki Marae at Rapaki Governors Bay, starting time 10am.  Parking is available either on-site (big carpark outside new wharenui, i.e. down the driveway on the right) or outside on roadway above the driveway entrance in parking bay.  Address is 37 Rapaki Drive, Rapaki (near Governors Bay).   Please note: in the case of the unexpected scheduling of a tangihanga, updates/cancellations will be posted on the Ngā Manu Korihī Ōtautahi FB page Contact Helen Mann for more information:

 Bowls at Bryndwr:  Has finished for the season.  We will start again in mid March.  The annual meeting is on Monday 29th October at 7.30pm, in the Common at Bryndwr.

Creative Nest at Papanui:  There will be a workshop making paper hedgehogs on Tuesday 6th November (and 13th if needed).

Just arrive at 10am with a (no-longer needed) paperback book of 180-200 pages.  The usual Nest activities will continue concurrently.  No charge but a koha would be appreciated.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 28 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
12 noon AGM, lunch and farewell

to Rev Phil

Mon 29 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
2.00pn Falls Prevention Papanui
3.15pm Kids’ Club Bryndwr
  7.30pm Bowls at Bryndwr Annual Meeting Bryndwr
Tues 30 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.30am Creative Nest drop-in Papanui
5.30pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 31 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 1 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
12.30pm Zumba Gold Bryndwr
Fri 2 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
Sat 3 9.30am Clothing Shop and the Village Market Bryndwr
Sun 4 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (4 November)

 Welcoming team:     Ken Newton, Maureen Alabaster, Christine Arnold, Vivienne Jackson

Readers:                   Kath Newton, Ian Satterthwaite

Counters:                 Andrew Souness, Vivienne Jackson

Morning tea:            Ian Satterthwaite, Ruth Cooper, Susan Peake, Keren Ritchie

Technician:              Donald McKellar

Musician:                 Margaret Nelson

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Ian Cundall

Parable for November 4th: Mark 5:21-43 Jairus’ daughter and the woman who touches Jesus’ cloak