Book Stall:  Thank you for your support of this Village fundraiser.  With winter approaching, it’s a great time of the year to stock up on new reading material.

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!

Admin Jobs:  From time to time there are some small jobs in our offices in which it would be very helpful for Tracey and Jen if there were volunteers willing and available to help out for an hour or so when needed. For example, sorting The Village News into packages ready to be delivered by the Pastoral Visitors. If you think you are able to assist from time to time please contact Tracey at the Papanui Office.

Entertainment Books:  Fundraising opportunity for the Village.  The 2019-2020 issue can now be ordered ($70 each) through Gordon Shields.  Gordon will give $14 per book order to the Village. Email

An appeal from Christian Broadcasting Association:  CBA has brought together some of New Zealand’s most respected Christian broadcasters to present the real Easter message on Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport.  Two nationwide networks – 14 hours of air time – 300,000+ listeners.

Please visit to find out more and how you can help. Phone 0900 80 222 to make a $20 donation or visit

School Holidays:  Many of our regular activities will take a break during the school holidays.  The term ends Friday 12th April, and term two begins Monday 29th April.

Electrical Test & Tag:  If we want to be able to continue to collect and sell at The Market electrical goods then we are needing to “test and tag” each item to ensure that what we are selling is in safe working order. We are looking for someone who is legally registered for this task who may not mind spending an hour or two once per month before each Market Day checking the goods that have come in. Do you know anyone? Let either office know if you do.

The Creative Nest – upcoming activities – save the date:  During May there are a couple of workshop opportunities which you may be interested in attending.  The first is Friday May 10th, in the evening – A writing workshop, facilitated by an author.  The second is Tuesday May 14th, a mini workshop making small gift boxes.  More information to come next week!

Flybys/Pop-ins Visiting:  In The Village, we have a wonderful initiative where each week those who are part of our church family who find it tricky to attend Worship or who spend a lot of time on their own, receive a quick visit with a warm smile from one of the Flybys or Pop-Ins team. There is always room for more volunteers to join these teams so that we are able to connect with the wider circle of our community more regularly.  The commitment isn’t large and doesn’t need to be every week. And there is always a hot drink and great conversation with your fellow visitors afterward at a local cafe! Typically, the visits last for 20min and you might complete two in the morning before heading off to coffee. If this is something that you might be interested in please contact Tracey at the Papanui Office.

The Way of the Heart – Lent in The Village – Final Week

I trust you have been enjoying our engagement with Lent through these videos, prayers and reflections.

I would like to invite anyone who is interested to come to eat together and view, reflect, discuss, and pray with the final video on Wednesday 17th April, 6pm in the lounge at Papanui. We will share a pot luck meal – please bring something to share.  If anyone is available to help set up and pack down before and after, please let me know!  Dan.

Easter Services: For your info and to spread the word!

Good Friday – 10am at St Luke’s. Corner of Daniels Rd and Main North Rd.

Easter Sunday – 10am at St Andrew’s Chapel, Normans Rd.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 14 10.00am Worship StAC
11.00am Book Stall StAC
4.30pm The Gathering Papanui
Mon 15 7.15pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 16 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
Wed 17 9.45am Badminton Papanui
6.00pm The Way of the Heart – The final video, prayers, reflections, and a shared meal. Papanui
Thurs 18  
Fri 19 10.00am Good Friday Service St Lukes
Sat 20 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 21 10.00am Easter Sunday Service StAC

 Easter helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (21 April)

Welcoming team:      Andrew Souness, Salilo Teo, Jerry Teo, Judith Souness

Readers:                   Grant Muir, Susan Peake

Communion:             Newtons, Shields, Elvidges

Counters:                  Allan Marshall, Christine Miller

Technician:               Alan Maxwell

Morning tea:             Salilo Teo, Katharine Shaw, Donella Duff, Ian Satterthwaite

Musician:                  Margaret Nelson

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Jim Hudson