Papanui Lilliput Library opening 3pm 19 May:  You are invited to the opening of the Papanui Lilliput Library at 3pm at The Village Papanui. Come along and help us celebrate the installation of this miniature library for our Papanui neighbourhood. Afternoon tea to follow.

Cheese Rolls:  This is the last day to place your order, and we ask you to note it on the forms at back of church this morning. The rolls will be available for you between 11am and 12 noon next Saturday at the Bryndwr hall, or here on Sunday for you to collect. For those who have offered to help with the making, can you please be at the hall by 9am on Saturday. Please bring an apron, head covers and gloves will be provided.

Stock up for winter lunches while you have the chance – $12 dozen or $6 for 1/2 dozen.  Any enquiries to Kath  or Ann.

Tax Receipts:  are now being posted out to those who weren’t able to pick them up over the last couple of weeks.  Thank you to Donella and Keren.

Reading Relievers needed:  Would you be able to help occasionally on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (between 9.15 and 10.15am) when one of our regular Burnside Primary school reading people is unavailable?  If so, please ring Linda Cowan 352 0512 or email  We would really appreciate some help.

Advance notice, “Keep the dates”:

We would like to get Parish Visitors together, on Wednesday June 5th at 7pm in the lounge at Papanui. We haven’t met together for some time and think the opportunity to hear from you and to discuss this important aspect of our church life is valuable.

Parish Fund-Raising LunchSunday June 9th after church.  Venue, Papanui building.  Cost $20 (tickets available soon).  Our High Tea last year was a happy occasion and we are hoping that this lunch will provide the same opportunity for fun and friendship.  Please “keep the date free”.

GA18:  Copies of the report prepared by the General Assembly Doctrine Core Group on the matter of the Euthanasia Bill are now available – a few printed copies here today, or by email if preferred (please phone Tracey at Papanui for email).

Male-only God? Exploratory session on the feminine aspects of the Divine:  Sunday 26th May, 4pm-5pm. Koha.  Women and men are welcome to join this 1-hour exploratory session that invites us to expand our concept of and language about God. Session hosted by Megan Blakie, Bridie Boyd and Kathryn Fee and we welcome anyone from the Christian tradition, whether churched, on the fringes, or post-church.  There will be time for prayer and reflection, as well as discussion. The Village Presbyterian Community Centre (lounge), cnr Papanui Rd and Frank Street.

Cleaner/Driver required:  A person is required for 7-9 hours per week for household duties and driving to appointments, shopping etc.  The hours are paid for by the Ministry of Health, on behalf of the client, a young woman who lives in the Redwood area.  To enquire please phone the client’s mother (Lesley) 021 0488 778.

The Village Market at Bryndwr on 8th June:  The June Market day will be on the 8th June as the first Saturday in June is Queens Birthday weekend.  If anybody has tidy goods to be sold at the market please leave them at Bryndwr or contact me to arrange pickup.  Thank you, Andrew Souness.

Book Launch for Joy Kingsbury-Aitken:  Joy’s book “Prayers for Southern Seasons: Poems and prayers for Christian worship and devotions” is being published by Philip Garside Publishing Ltd.  It is a collection of prayers and poems crafted over the years as she has led services in many different congregations.  Of particular interest is that this book has taken into account the ‘down under’ experience we have living in New Zealand.

Table Talk are hosting the book launch at The Village Papanui on Sunday 19th May at 6pm.  A potluck finger food meal to start, followed by Joy introducing the book and reading some extracts.  Please come along (with a plate!) to celebrate this occasion with Joy.

Copies of the book will be sold for $25, with $5 going to The Village (if purchased by a Village member).

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 19 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
3.00pm Lilliput Library opening Papanui
6.00pm Table Talk (Book Launch) Papanui
Mon 20 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 21 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-in’ Papanui
Wed 22 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Club Bryndwr
Thurs 23 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
6.30pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 24 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 25 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
11-12 Cheese roll pick up Bryndwr
Sun 26 10.00am Worship StAC
11.00am Cheese roll pick up StAC
4.00pm The Gathering Bryndwr
4.00pm Male-only God? Papanui
6.00pm Evening Circle Papanui

 Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (26th May)

Welcoming team:      Frances Coburn, Clare Cruickshank, Peter Rowe, Adrienne Rowe

Readers:                   Katharine Shaw, Christine Arnold

Technician:               Donald McKellar

Counting:                 Mollie Woods, Gordon Shields

Morning tea:             Donella Duff, Barbara Mitchell, Peter Reid

Musician:                  Margaret Nelson

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Ian Cundall