Women’s Fellowship Catch-up Coffee:  All are warmly invited to The Preservatory, 247 Waimairi Road on Friday 30 August at 10am for an end of winter coffee and a catch up. RSVP to Catherine McKellar or just turn up. Please contact Catherine if transport is required.   Thank you.

 Have a Go Day – Morrison Avenue Bowling Club:  Sunday 15 September, 1.00-4.00pm (wet or fine) at 30 Morrison Avenue, Papanui.  Bowls and coaching will be provided.  Please wear flat soled shoes.  Bring the family for a free sausage sizzle.  We offer discounted Membership fees to players new to the sport of bowling.  For more information please email: secretary@bowlsrus.co.nz

“Kilts, Celts, and Cornets”  Sunday 1st September at 5.00pm – The St Albans Community Choir and The New Brighton Silver Band invite you to their concert.  Admission by donation to a local charity.  A light supper will be served at the conclusion of the concert.  St Paul’s Church, 1 Harewood Road.

The Village Prayer Chain:  We are looking to re-start The Village prayer chain.  This is a group of people who are contacted whenever a request for prayer in the parish is made.  This is done discreetly and with confidentiality.  If you are interested in being someone who is part of this, please contact Dan.  Once this is up and running, we will communicate how you are able to make use of this ministry if you wish.

The Village Market: 

A reminder that our next market is Saturday 7th September – this could be a great opportunity to ‘de-clutter’ at home, before you think about a spring clean!  Pick up can be arranged by phoning either office.

Parenting Week 2019 Here at Neighbourhood Trust we are passionate about supporting families. Parenting has both its joys and its trials. With the help of parenting experts, advocates and agencies, from Christchurch and further afield, we have put together a programme of events over 10 days.

We hope you enjoy Parenting Week and find something that will help your whanau to flourish!  Tickets online at www.dashtickets.co.nz/tour/1019 and information online can be viewed at www.nht.org.nz/parentingweek

The Village Church are hosting two talks.  “OMG They’re Teenagers” on Tuesday 10th September at Bryndwr (Dr Sue Bagshaw) and “Mental Health and your Teenager – What can parents do?” on Thursday 19th September at Papanui (Michael Hempseed).  Tickets are $10 from dash tickets.

Save the date:  The Village AGM date has been set for after the morning service on October 13.

Positive Ageing Expo:  Marking International Day of Older Persons.  Monday 30 September from 9am to 2.30pm – Exhibits and displays.  Onsite ‘gold coin’ parking. Papanui High School, Langdons Road.  Information and advice on: Health and well-being, recreation, staying safe, nutrition, social opportunities, transport options.  A great day out – fun, food and entertainment – bring a friend and make a day of it!

Celebratory morning tea:  Sunday 1st September, following the 10am service at St Andrews Chapel, we will have a celebratory morning tea to welcome Martin and Anne back following their time on leave.  We will also take the opportunity to acknowledge Dan’s contribution to the parish over the past seven months.  Please bring a plate to share at this event.

Thank you in anticipation of your support.  David Brown, Parish Clerk. 

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 25 10.00am Worship StAC
4.00pm The Gathering Bryndwr
Mon 26 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Preschool Music Bryndwr
2.00pm Falls Prevention Class Papanui
3.15pm Kids Club Bryndwr
7.00pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 27 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest “drop-in” Papanui
Wed 28 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Preschool Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Club (leave from Bryndwr at 12:30pm)

Antarctica Exhibit – trip to Canterbury Museum

Thurs 29 10.00am Preschool Music Bryndwr
6.30pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 30 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 31 9.30am Clothing Shop

Village Market

Sun 1 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
  Morning Tea StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Bryndwr

Next week’s helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (1 September)

Welcoming team:      Denis Elvidge, Peter and Adrienne Rowe, Susan Peake.

Readers:                   John Simpson (1st reading), Nan Simpson (2nd).

Technician:              Grant Muir.

Counting:                 Vivienne Jackson, Allan Marshall.

Morning tea:             Boardman family, Salilo and Jerry Teo.

Musician:                  Estelle Elvidge.

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Don McKellar.