We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new administrator at Bryndwr, Deirdre Whitelaw.  Her hours of work will be 9am to 11.30am Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 9am to 12noon on Tuesday and Thursday.  Pop in and say ‘hi’ if you are passing.

You’re all invited!  Burnside Primary School has extended an invitation to the entire Village community to come along to an assembly in the school hall on Tuesday, 2 July at 9:30am with a Thank You morning tea to follow. They wanted to extend their thanks to everyone who has contributed food, goods, quilts and reading time to the school.  The school is located at 96 Memorial Avenue, near the corner of Memorial and Ilam Roads. Come along!

We note the sad passing this week of Joyce Scott, a much-loved long term member of St Stephen’s, and Rev David Grant who provided ministry for a short time at St Giles following John Hunt’s retirement.

Community Gardens AGM:  Advance notice for the AGM in July, to be held at the Village Bryndwr 12pm, Saturday 6th July.

Gardener wanted for our grounds at Papanui:  Papanui Road Frontage, as and when required.  We would also appreciate having someone to assist with mowing the small grass area.  Contact Gordon Shields or a church office for details.

Looking for a group of folks who like a bit of banter with their brew?  Look no further than – The Village Leisure Group.  Meets each Wednesday (during term time) from 1.00 to 3.00pm.

Games, quizzes, crafts, speakers, outings and of course – afternoon tea!  Come along and join a fantastic group of ‘Young at Hearts’!  For further information, contact Mary Jo at at the office at maryjo@thevillage.org.nz.

GRANDPARENTS: WE NEED YOU! Help us to create a new Cubbin Show – a play about grandparents!

Cubbin Theatre Company will be holding a workshop at the The Village, Bryndwr at 10am Saturday 22 June and we need you to help us create a very special new show for preschoolers.

We invite grandparents (and aunties, uncles, special friends) and grandchildren that are 5 years and under to come along, have some morning tea, a little play and a chat with Cubbin about what you love about your relationship with your grandparent or grandchild.

These morning teas are FREE and will help us gather material that will go towards making our new show for grandparents and grandchildren to enjoy together.  To register go to https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/cubbin-workshop-series-me-and-my-nana-the-village-bryndwr-tickets-62900285447 If you have any questions about the workshop please email hello@cubbin.co.nz

Adults and children 5 years and under are welcome to attend.  Cubbin wishes to thank the Enliven Places Project Fund administered through the Christchurch City Council for their support of this workshop series.

Upcoming events you may be interested in: – The Belfast Community Network and Robbie Drew present “The Golden Years of Music” – Thursday 20 June, 12 noon (doors open at 11.30am) at the Belfast Bowling Club.  Come to an afternoon of nostalgia with the smooth voice of Robbie Drew.  Refreshments available.  No door sales.  To purchase tickets please phone Ashleigh 323 9731.

“Living the Dream” ticketing information is now available:- Tickets can be purchased via the website, www.livingthedream.net.nz   There is a group deal option of buying 4 tickets, which saves a few dollars per ticket.    Venue, the Auditorium at the McFadden Centre, 64 McFaddens Road, St Albans. Dates, Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August 2019.  A 2-minute promotional video can be viewed at https://youtu.be/UtOobpTXqYE

Christchurch City Mission Food bank Appeal: This year, you can help your community beat winter with the Christchurch City Mission Food bank Appeal!  Find your bag in your local New World or mailer from the 14th June, and fill it with non-perishable goods”.  Or, bring a can or two to church on Sunday, or to either of the Village offices.    Donations that really help best are – cans of baked beans, spaghetti, soup and fruit, cereal, toothpaste and soap.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 16 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
11.00am Book Stall StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Bryndwr
Mon 17 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-school Music Bryndwr
2.00pm Falls Prevention Class Papanui
3.15pm Kids Club Bryndwr
7.00pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 18 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-in’ Papanui
Wed 19 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Club Bryndwr
Thurs 20 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
1.00pm Foot Clinic Bryndwr
6.30pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 21 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.00pm Foot Clinic Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 22 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
10.00am ‘Grandparents’ Workshop Bryndwr
Sun 23 10.00am Worship StAC
4.00pm The Gathering Bryndwr

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (23rd June)

 Welcoming team:      Anne Slaughter, Gordon Shields, Margaret Shields, Mollie Woods.

Readers:                   Salilo Teo, Denis Elvidge.

Technician:               Donald McKellar.

Counting:                 Margaret McKenzie, Murray Compton.

Morning tea:             Keren Ritchie, Christine Arnold, Donella Duff, Ellen McCrae.

Musician:                  Estelle Elvidge.

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Ken Newton.