Notices:  Please email (post, or hand deliver!) any notices to Tracey at Papanui. (

New appointment at Bryndwr:  We are pleased to announce that Jen Stewart has this week started working at the office at Bryndwr.

Jen will be working the following hours:-

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 9.00am to 11.30am.

Tuesday/Thursday: 9.00am to 12.00pm.

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:

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 352 5666 if you would like to join us.

 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!

Reading at Burnside Primary:  Extra Reading Helpers needed. No teaching experience necessary. Reading times are currently 9:15 – 10am Monday – Wednesday. You will read and be read to one on one with a Burnside pupil. Contact Linda Cowan for more information.

Food/hygiene parcels for Burnside Primary: Hygiene products especially needed at this time include – Packs of pocket tissues, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, hand soap, all purpose cleaner, Jif and toilet cleaning products. Thank you for all your generous support!

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

‘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

World Day of Prayer: “Come – Everything is Ready” An Ecumenical  Service prepared by World Day of Prayer   Committee, Slovenia.

Friday 1st March at The Village Bryndwr, 7.00pm.  Supper to follow. Offerings will be used to support projects in Slovenia, South Sudan and New Zealand as well as to contribute towards local and international World Day of Prayer.

Travellers Tales:  On Sunday 24 March there will be an opportunity to hear about Hannie and Frik de Beers time in Samoa.  This will be held at Papanui after church with a ‘bring a plate’ lunch.


Date Time Event Venue
Sun 17 (no Gathering this week)
10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Bryndwr
Mon 18 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
2.00pm Falls Prevention


3.15pm Kids Club Bryndwr
Tues 19 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-in’ Papanui
Wed 20 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Club Bryndwr
Thurs 21 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Fri 22 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
Sat 23 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 24 8.30am The Gathering Venue tba
10.00am Worship StAC

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (24 February)

Welcoming team:     Lorraine Bunting, Nancy Morgan, Anne Slaughter, Catherine McKellar

Readers:                   Stephen Hill, Anne Foote

Counters:                 Allan Marshall, Nicole Hill

Technician:              Grant Muir

Morning tea:            Christine Arnold, David and Joy Coster

Musician:                 Margaret Nelson

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Mitch Mitchell