We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new administrator at Bryndwr, Deirdre Whitelaw.  Her hours of work are 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!

 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 for details.

“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 Foodbank Appeal: “This year, you can help your community beat winter with the Christchurch City Mission Foodbank 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, soap and sanitary items.

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

From the latest edition of the St Albans News: History Group Talk, Mon July 1 from 1-2pm at the (temporary) St Albans Community Centre, 37 Dover St (tennis club building).  Christchurch historian Margaret Lovell-Smith will be talking about her forebears, who were heavily involved with the Methodist Church, women’s suffrage and other campaigns for social change, in early Christchurch.

Florist workshop, Monday August 5 from 10am-12pm. Learn how to make a floral arrangement.  Small cost.  At the (temporary) St Albans Community Centre, 37 Dover Street (tennis club).

For further information please email news@stalbans.gen.nz

Administrator position at Theology House: 10-15 hours per week.  A job description can be viewed on their website at http://www.theologyhouse.ac.nz/

The next edition of the Village News:  We are aiming to have the Village News printed early next week and ready for collection by visitors after 10am Worship, Sunday 30th June.

Martin’s blog:  The journey we have been sharing with Martin and Anne has moved to a new part of the world, the latest post from another stunning location: “We had a lovely three days on the coastal Cinque Terre.  We were only able to walk one section which was a few hours long in the heat of the day and involved 627 steps down into Vernazza”.

Next, by ferry was Manorola. Then another ferry to Riomaggiore before catching the train to Florence.  Mart says “I went wandering a bit up many hundreds of steps in the heat.  Anne wisely stayed in the shade resting her sun prone Irish skin!”.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 23 10.00am Worship StAC
4.00pm The Gathering Bryndwr
Mon 24 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 25 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-in’ Papanui
Wed 26 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Club Bryndwr
Thurs 27 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
10.00am Pop-ins Papanui
6.30pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 28 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 29 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 30 10.00am Worship StAC
5.30pm Evening Circle  contact office

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (30th June)

 Welcoming team:    David Brown, Gordon Shields, Margaret Shields, Lynn Brown.

Readers:                   TBD

Technician:               Alan Maxwell.

Counting:                 Margaret Shields, Andrew Souness.

Morning tea:             Ian Satterthwaite, Peter Reid, Christine Miller, Paula McNoe.

Musician:                  Murray Compton.

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Donald McKellar.