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 want 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!

Our next Village Market is Saturday 6th July.  If you are able to help out (Friday set-up, on the day, and/or pack-up) please give Andrew Souness a call.  Thank you.

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.

Come along!  This Wednesday 3rd  July from 1.00–3.00 pm at the Village Leisure Group (Bryndwr) – Linda Cowan will tell us all about her travels in Thailand.  Afternoon tea as well!!

Keep the Date

Quiz Night: On Saturday August 17th we are holding a Quiz night in The Common at Bryndwr starting at 6.30pm.

Please consider coming or making up a team.  We will begin with a pizza tea/chips.  Koha to cover this. Any queries please contact either office.

Quiz nights are a lot of fun, we have great people working on the questions and a very knowledgeable Quiz Master! Thanks for considering this. Lesley Compton for the Hospitality committee.

 Friendly Circle lunch: Lunch on Tuesday 9th July at Jennifer and Laurie Richards. This will be a hot meal (no plates of food). Everyone welcome. Contact Pat.

Community Gardens AGM:  Saturday July 6th at the Village Bryndwr 12pm.

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 St Albans Community Centre, 37 Dover Street (tennis club). For further information please email

 “Living the Dream” ticketing information is now available:- Tickets can be purchased via the website,   There is a group deal option of buying four 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

Administrator position at Theology House: 10-15 hours per week.  A job description can be viewed on their website at

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.

“Summer in the Forest” at Hoyts Northlands, July 31st at 6.30pm:  An ‘extraordinarily tender’ documentary about Jean Vanier and the people of L’Arche.  In this widely acclaimed movie Jean challenges us to be open and respectful of all people and to go beyond the fortress of our own beliefs and to respect and value each other’s beliefs’.  Pre-book online at within the next three weeks, to ensure enough tickets are sold for the movie to go ahead.  Enquiries to Ann-Marie Pike ph 027 227 2471 or email her at

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 30 10.00am Worship StAC
5.30pm Evening Circle contact office
Mon 1


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 2 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-in’ Papanui
Wed 3 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Club Bryndwr
Thurs 4 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
5.00pm Thursday Hour Bryndwr
6.30pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 5 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 6 9.30am Clothing Shop and Village Market Bryndwr
12.00pm Community Gardens AGM Bryndwr
Sun 7 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Bryndwr

 Next week’s helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (7th July)

 Welcoming team:      Frik and Hannie De Beer, Anne Slaughter, Catherine McKellar.

Readers:                   Julie Laing, Margaret Beaver.

Technician:               Grant Muir.

Counting:                 Mitch Mitchell, Frances Coburn.

Morning tea:             Peter Reid, Keren Ritchie, Paula McNoe.

Musician:                  Margaret Nelson.

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Donald McKellar.