Robert Simpson’s book launch 2pm 24 February: “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, at 2pm today, 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!

World Day of Prayer:   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.

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!

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.

Harvest Festival:

On Sunday March 10 we are planning to hold a Harvest Festival service at 10am at St Andrew’s.  More information about delivery of items at the service next week, but please start to polish your pumpkins and talk to your tomatoes in anticipation – as well as thinking about suitable harvest groceries, jams and relishes.  All the items given will go to Presbyterian Support.

The Village Market:  For our next market (Saturday 2nd March) we are celebrating children with a BBQ, free popcorn & hot chocolate, craft activities, games and face painting, as well as the usual things to buy, clothing shop, craft, and koha coffee.  It would be great if you were able to come and join in the fun – bring your children / grandchildren!

If you have any household goods, furniture, clothing, children’s toys or books etc which you would like to donate, please contact either of the offices to arrange pick-up.  Alternatively, you can drop smaller items into Papanui or Bryndwr offices.

If you are able to help set up on Friday at 5pm, help out on Saturday morning or help tidy up afterwards, please contact Kate Boardman

 Barista Training: Josh Stewart is available to give people barista lessons on the coffee machine at Bryndwr.  His email is Book in! This could be fun!

 Dance 4 Us:  We are very pleased to be welcoming a new group who will be hiring space at The Village Bryndwr each week.  They offer a ‘Dance Movement Therapy Group’ for youth and adults with special needs.

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.

Be Still and Know That I am God: The Christchurch Christian Meditation Community (an interdenominational body) warmly invites you to a Day of Reflection, Saturday 9th March, 1:00 to 4:00pm, Chapel Street Centre, cnr Chapel St and Harewood Rd.

Fr Barry Malone will speak about setting up meditation groups in Brazil.  There will be short periods of meditation, discussion and good company.  This is an opportunity to see if this form of prayer would be of value to you.  It promises to be a very interesting afternoon and you’ll find a very warm welcome.  Afternoon tea is provided.  A Koha of $10 to help cover costs would be appreciated.  For further information, please go to or call 029 357 8433.


Date Time Event Venue
Sun 24 8.30am The Gathering Papanui
10.00am Worship StAC
Mon 25 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
2.00pm Falls Prevention


3.15pm Kids Club Bryndwr
Tues 26 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-in’ Papanui
Wed 27 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Club Bryndwr
Thurs 28 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
10.15am Pop-ins Papanui
Fri 1 Mar 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
7.00pm World Day of Prayer Bryndwr
Sat 2 9.30am The Village Market Bryndwr
Sun 3 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Bryndwr

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (3 March)

 Welcoming team:     Ken Newton, Gordon Shields, Kath Newton, Denis Elvidge

Readers:                   Ruth Churcher, Margaret Beaver

Counters:                 Andrew Souness, Gordon Shields

Technician:              Alan Maxwell.

Morning tea:            Christine Miller, Salilo Teo, Christine and Wayne Anderson

Musician:                 Margaret Nelson

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Mitch