New appointment at Bryndwr:  We are pleased to announce that we have hired a suitable replacement for Leone in the office at Bryndwr.

Jen Stewart will begin in this role from Monday 11th February and will be working Monday – Friday mornings. We are still confirming the exact opening hours for the office, but once we have, we will make this widely known.

Jen comes to us with experience in both Administration and Accounts, as well as experience in working in a Church Office. Drop in and say ‘gidday’ sometime, she will be glad to meet you and put faces to names! Her email will be

 Papanui Indoor Bowls:  Indoor Bowls at the Village in Papanui will start at 1.30pm on Friday 1st March.  Come along and enjoy a couple of games of bowls followed by a chat over a cuppa.  No previous bowling experience needed.  Contact Margaret Shields if you would like to join us.

 Friendly Circle Lunch:  Tuesday 12th February at 12.00 midday.

On the 2nd Tuesday of each month, a shared lunch is hosted by the Richard’s at their home.  Easy access. All welcome. Enquiries: Ph Jennifer or Pat.

 Robert Simpson’s book: “This, That, and the Next Thing” is available if you come to a BOOK LAUNCH to be held at Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village, in the Community Centre, on Sunday February 24th at 2pm, finishing at 3pm!  Speeches, refreshments and author’s signing will take place.

“This, That, and the Next Thing” is free, but some charities may appreciate your contributions.  See you there!

‘It’s Hot! Welcome to the Anthropocene’: Friday March 8th at St Ninian’s, Riccarton, 5 Puriri Street from 7.00pm-9.30pm.

The Rev Dr Clive Pearson will present two lectures exploring the age of humans, ie the anthropocene – an age which signifies the extent to which the human species has affected the planetary Earth systems. First session 7.00-8.00pm then a half hour for questions and a break.

Second session, ‘Believing the Anthropocene, 8.30-9.20. All Welcome. Koha if you wish. Further information available from

 Clothing Shop:  The clothing shop has reopened after the January break.  We came back to a large number of bags and boxes of clothes to be sorted, some of which we got through at our recent working bee.

Thank you to our working bee team!

Can you help?  We are very short of helpers for the clothing shop this year as a couple of our ‘more Senior’ helpers have retired.  Could you spare one Saturday morning a month?  The work involved is sorting and hanging clothing that has been donated during the week, tidying the racks as required, and selling to customers.  There are always two people working in the shop every week.  I would love to hear from you if you can help us out.  Janice Cundall

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 10 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
11.00am Book Stall StAC
Mon 11 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
2.00pm Falls Prevention


3.15pm Kids Club Bryndwr
Tues 12 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-in’ Papanui
12.00pm Friendly Circle Lunch Richards’ house
7.00pm Parish Council Bryndwr
Wed 13 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
1.00pm Village Leisure Club Bryndwr
Thurs 14 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
10.15am Pop-Ins Papanui
Fri 15 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
Sat 16 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 17 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Bryndwr

 Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (17 February)

 Welcoming team:     Andrew Souness, Judith Souness, Bruce and Ruth Cooper

Readers:                   Rudy Hidajat, Bryan Wright

Counters:                 Allan Marshall, Gordon Shields

Communion:             Keren Ritchie, Margaret Shields, David and Claire, Ian Cundall, Salilo Teo

Morning tea:            Susan Peake, Alice and Bryan Wright, David Smail

Technician:              Liam Boardman

Musician:                 Margaret Nelson

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Ian Cundall