The Village Camp 2018: This year’s camp is on hold until 2019 due to a number of people being unavailable due to other commitments this year.  Some planning is going into a possible alternative for next year.

Transport to Sunday 10am worship: We are looking at ways we might be able to help people with transport to church on Sundays.

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.

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): Tickets are now available. Feel free to bring a friend – or a group of friends.

Everyone is welcome and a number of men have already indicated they are coming.  This is a great opportunity to gather and enjoy nice food, great company, and fine china and have a good old catch-up.  At $20 a ticket we hope to be able to make this a helpful fund-raiser for the church. Tickets can be bought from either office, or Lesley Compton or Anne Stewart.

 Bowls at Bryndwr:  Has finished for the season.  We will start again in mid March.

 Parihaka Day: 

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  or contact Helen Mann for more information at  021 405039 or email

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.

An Advent Resource: A Handful of Change is a series of writings for the season of Advent.  A book by Craufurd Murray, enabling the reader to take a day-by-day journey through Advent, with a brief ‘bite’ for each day’s sustenance and consideration.  $10 per copy plus p&p.  Copies can be purchased from Ecclesia Books ( or Crauford (   

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 4 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
Mon 5 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
2.00pn Falls Prevention Papanui
3.15pm Kids’ Club Bryndwr
Tues 6 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.30am Creative Nest drop-in Papanui
5.30pm Grounded Papanui
Wed 7 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 8 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
7.30pm Yoga Bryndwr
Fri 9 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
11.30am Weight Watchers Bryndwr
Sat 10 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 11 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (11 November)

 Welcoming team:     Denis Elvidge, Margaret McKenzie, Catherine McKellar, Vivienne Jackson

Readers:                   Kate Boardman, David Smail

Counters:                 Margaret McKenzie, Andrew Souness

Morning tea:            Peter Reid, Frances Coburn, Margaret Beaver, Barbara Mitchell

Technician:              Grant Muir

Musician:                 Murray Compton

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Alan Marshall

Parable for 11th November:  Matt 18:1-7 – like a child