The Village Market:  Our next market is on Saturday 5th May from 9.30am-12 noon. We have the usual things to buy, clothing shop, a craft to make and koha coffee.  It would be great if you were able to come along (bring a friend or two) to join in and hang out!

If you have any household goods, furniture, clothing, 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.

Entertainment Books:  A 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 on 352 5666 or email

Sing for the World:  Knox Church Centre, Bealey Ave.  Tuesday 21st May, 7-9pm.  Bring your voice, your heart and your desire to sing ‘Songs for the World’ led by John Bell.  Koha

John Bell is a Resource Worker with The Iona Community, Scotland.  He is a hymn writer, author and occasional broadcaster, but retains a primary passion for congregational song.  John is based in Glasgow and works with his colleagues in the areas of music, worship and spirituality.

News from The Creative Nest:  The usual drop in program resumes after the school holidays on April 29th.

On Friday 10th May at 7:30pm there will be a writing workshop at the Nest. The guest facilitator will be author Jane Hole. There will also be time for participants share ideas and questions re the writing process, including themes, creating writing clusters, self-publishing.  Anyone interested in writing is welcome.  A small koha would be appreciated.

On Tuesday May 14th (start time 10.30am) there will be a mini workshop making gift boxes suitable for chocolate slabs, diaries or address books as well as other gift boxes.  The usual drop in and have a go activities will run concurrently from 10:00am.

Please let Tracey know if you are interested in attending either of these workshops.  Phone the office 3526 197 or email

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 28 10.00am Worship StAC
Mon 29 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 30 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-in’ Papanui
Wed 1 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Club Bryndwr
Thurs 2 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
5-6pm ‘First Thursday’

(a casual Village catch-up)

6.30pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 3 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 4 9.30am Clothing Shop and the Village Market Bryndwr
Sun 5 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk TBD

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (5th May)

Welcoming team:      Maureen Alabaster, Anne Slaughter, Gavin James, Margaret Beaver

Readers:                   Bruce Cooper, Anne Slaughter

Technician:               Grant Muir

Counting:                 Murray Compton, David Coster

Morning tea:             Wayne and Christine Anderson, David Smail, Christine Arnold

Musician:                  Margaret Nelson

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Clive Morriss