Nominations for Parish Council: Forms for nomination can be obtained from either office by email, or call in for a copy.  Completed forms need to be received (at either office) by midday Friday 11th October.

Annual Meeting:  A reminder that our meeting will begin at the conclusion of the 10am Worship Service at St Andrew’s College Chapel, Sunday 13th October 2019.  (Followed by morning tea).

2019 Financial Statement:  If you would like to receive a copy of the Financial Statements by email, please let Tracey know.

6 October 6pm Table Talk presents:  A session with Jill Hawkey from the Christchurch Methodist Mission.  Jill will be getting us up to speed on the government’s Wellbeing Budget.    To be held at the Village Bryndwr: 6pm for a light meal, 7pm for the presentation. It would be great to see you there! For catering purposes, if you know you are coming, could you please contact Annie or Kate Boardman.

 Request to borrow a cat carrier, for 17th to 21st October.  If anyone has a suitable carrier I could borrow I would appreciate hearing from you, many thanks, Susan.

 Biketober – Pedal to prayer:

There are a range of events listed on the Biketober website including Riccarton House to Mona Vale, Bottle Lake social ride and picnic, Red Zone ride, Bikes Beer and Banter, Styx Mill Reserve ride. For dates and information:-  biketoberchch.nz  For those who are able to, we encourage you to Pedal to Prayer on Sunday, October 27th.

Book Stall:   A reminder that we have our book stall available after our 10am service at St Andrew’s, Sunday 20th October.  Your support in donating and purchasing is appreciated.

Rev Heather Simpson is retiring from her time as Minister in Paeroa, and coming to live in Christchurch.  Her own home is unavailable until July 2020, so she would love to hear from anyone who would like a house sitter, or has a bach they would like to offer as an interim home, from the end of January to end of June 2020.  Even part of that time would be considered.  She is happy to live anywhere in the wider Canterbury area, preference Christchurch city.  Heather’s contact details are simpsonheather1952@gmail.com  or ph 027 2433 233.

Advance notice for Friday 1st November:  Friends and family are invited to join Dick Yates to celebrate his 100th birthday!

Dick will be at The Village Papanui from 11.30am to 2.00pm – please feel free to drop in for a few minutes, or stay throughout.  Refreshments will be served.  An indication of attendance is welcome, but not essential.  Contact Janet or one of the offices.

Telling a story using photographs:  Exploring creative ways of using photographs to tell a story will be the subject of an interactive workshop at the Creative Nest at Papanui on Monday 21st October at 7pm.

This will include the digital manipulation and presentation of photographs, incorporating photos into text or other art work, as well as extra-digital ways of using photographs. We will learn from each other, so bring your photos, your photographic projects or ideas and your digital device of choice (if you wish to use one).

You do not need to be a computer geek to participate!  All welcome.  A koha to cover costs would be appreciated.  Any questions to Claire Cruickshank.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 6 10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Bryndwr
Mon 7 7.00pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 8 12.00pm Friendly Circle Lunch the Richards’
7.00pm Parish Council Bryndwr
Wed 9 9.45am Badminton Papanui
Thur 10      
Fri 11 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
Sat 12 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 13 10.00am Worship StAC
  Annual Meeting StAC
  Morning Tea after Meeting StAC

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (13th October)

Welcoming team:     Salilo and Jerry Teo, Andrew and Judith Souness.

Readers:                   Megan Blakie, David McKay.

Technician:              Liam Boardman.

Counting:                 Mollie Woods, Allan Marshall.

Morning tea:             Kath and Ken Newton, Lesley Compton, Gavin James.

Musician:                  Margaret Nelson.

Grounds @ Bryndwr:    Clive Morriss.