Friendly Circle Lunch: Tuesday 9th April at 12 mid-day.  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.

Book Stall:  Reminder that our (after worship) book stall will happen Sunday, 14th April.

Easter eggs for Pillars: As we have done in previous years, we are collecting Easter eggs to be sent to Pillars who distribute them to the families of prisoners.  Easter Eggs can be brought to church up to and including Sunday 7th April, or left at either Bryndwr or Papanui office.  Thank you.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Warehouse Northlands Bags for Good and voted for the Village Community Centre.  We have just received nearly $1,600 from the programme.  Thanks again!

April – June Roster:  Thank you to Andrew Souness for preparing the next roster for us.  Any queries about it can be made to Andrew, or Tracey at Papanui.

Visiting Lists:  Thank you to Lesley Compton who is helping with the pastoral contact (ie. visiting list updates).  If you have any queries about your visiting list, please speak to Lesley.

Women’s Fellowship are meeting at The Preservatory, 247 Waimairi Road at 10am on Saturday, 13th April.  All very welcome.  RSVP or if transport is required please contact Catherine or just turn up!

Entertainment Books:  Fundraising opportunity for the Village.  The 2019-2020 issue can now be ordered ($70 each) through Gordon Shields.  Gordon is able to give $14 per order to the Village.  Ph him or email

 The Village Spring ‘Garage Sale’:  The Parish Council have set a date for The Village Spring Garage Sale.

This year as a way to try a different approach to the Garage Sale we are planning a ‘Twilight Market’ to be held in the early evening of Friday 11 October at Papanui.

We anticipate that the focus for this will be on Plants and Cakes etc with a modest amount of 2nd hand items as well. More info to come closer to the time!

The Village Birthday Dinners:  Each month those people with a birthday in that month (and their partners) gather for a fun and relaxed evening meal to celebrate their birthdays together. It really is a wonderful time together.  Some meals are in homes and others go to a restaurant.

If you don’t know if you are on the birthday list, please let Tracey at the Papanui Office know the special date, and await the invitation!

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 7 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk the de Beers’
Mon 8 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
2.00pm Falls Prevention Papanui
3.15pm Kids Club Bryndwr
7.15pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 9 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-in’ Papanui
12.00pm Friendly Circle Lunch the Richards’
2-3pm Creative Lenten reflection Nest – Papanui
7.00pm Parish Council Papanui
Wed 10 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Club Bryndwr
Thurs 11 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
10.15am Pop-ins Papanui
Fri 12 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 13 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 14 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
11.00am Book Stall StAC

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (14 April)

Welcoming team:      Salilo Teo, Jerry Teo, David Brown, Lynn Brown

Readers:                   Megan Blaikie, David MacKay

Counters:                  Margaret Shields, Vivienne Jackson

Technician:               Liam Boardman

Morning tea:             Newtons, Ellen McCrae, Keren Ritchie

Musician:                  Estelle Elvidge

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Jim Hudson