Annual Meeting:  A reminder that our meeting will begin a little later in the service today (followed by morning tea).

Quiz Night at St Paul’s Papanui:  Friday October 18th at 7pm.  Teams of 5 – $5 per person.  BYO cold drinks and nibbles for your own table.  Raffles available $1 each or 6 for $5.  For more information contact Ruth in the church office (9-12 Tues to Fri) ph 352 9571.

Notice of Congregational Meeting after worship on 3 November:  Parish Council is bringing a recommendation supporting a change to the Terms of Call for Revs Anne & Martin Stewart.  Anne & Martin have applied to reduce their positions to 3/4 time each from January 2020.  It is envisaged that the Stewart’s would work three out of every four weeks and be away for the other week in the month.

Changes to Terms of Call require congregational approval before Presbytery can consider them.  The details of this will be explained on 3 November, but in the meantime, people are welcome to contact Dan if they have any questions.

A Night In Neverland:  See one of our own youth as a Lost Boy in Middleton Grange’s musical production of Peter Pan Jr. at the Grange Theatre on 21, 22, or 23 November. For more information and ticketing, go to:

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 available from the church 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.

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.

Advance notice for Friday November 1: 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.

Biketober – Pedal to prayer: There are a wide 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 go to:-  For those who are able to we would encourage you to Pedal to Prayer on Sunday, October 27th.

Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival 2019 – Film event “Tatarakihi; The Children of Parihaka” – Saturday 19th October 7pm at St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Road.  Donation/koha entry.  Doors open 6.30pm, screening at 7pm.  For more details go to:

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 13 10.00am Worship and Annual Meeting, followed by Morning Tea StAC
Mon 14 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Preschool Music Bryndwr
2.00pm Falls Prevention Papanui
3.15pm Kids Club Bryndwr
7.00pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tues 15 10.00am Creative Nest drop-in Papanui
10.00am Fly-Bys Bryndwr
Wed 16 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Preschool Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Club

Games Day

Thur 17 10.00am Preschool Music Bryndwr
10.15am Pop-ins Papanui
6.30pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 18 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
Sat 19 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 20 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
11.00am Book Stall StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Bryndwr

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (20th October)

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

Readers:                   Grant Muir, Christine Arnold.

Technician:               Donald McKellar.

Counting:                 Vivienne Jackson, Andrew Souness.

Morning tea:             Salilo Teo, Katharine Shaw, Peter Reid, Ian Satterthwaite.

Musician:                  Murray Compton.

Communion:             Ken and Kath Newton, Janice and Ian Cundall, Judith and Andrew Souness.

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Mitch Mitchell.