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:

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.

Samaritan Christmas Boxes:  Thanks to all those who have filled/are filling the boxes.  It would be great if you could deliver them to either office, by the end of the week – or bring them to Church next Sunday.  Nick and I will get them to the collection point at Opawa Baptist Church.  If you have any questions or problems (related to the boxes) please don’t hesitate to contact us.  Kathleen Anderson.

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.

Christchurch City Chorus – “Christmas Allsorts”:  Saturday 30 November 2019 at Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester Street.  Matinee 2.00pm, evening show 7.00pm.  Join in the fun and get into the spirit of Christmas.  Enjoy the performances of Christchurch choirs plus the wonderful Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass.  Partake in an audience sing along.  Tickets – Adult $25, Children $11.  Email to book tickets (no booking fee) or book online at EventFinda (booking fee applies).

Thursday hour: Everyone is welcome to come along on the first Thursday of each month for a relaxed social gathering.  Nibbles provided, just bring what you would like to drink.  5-6pm in the Common at Bryndwr.  Ph Mitch Mitchell with any queries.  Our next gathering will be on Thursday 7th November, we hope to see you there!

Village Leisure Group:  Wednesday 23 October at 1pm, at The Village Bryndwr – Anne and Martin will be speaking about their ‘adventures in Europe’.  All welcome!

Biketober:  For those who are able to we would encourage you to Pedal to Prayer on Sunday, October 27th.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 20 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
11.00am Book Stall StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Bryndwr
Mon 21 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
7.00pm Nest workshop Papanui
Tues 22 10.00am Creative Nest drop-in Papanui
10.00am Fly-Bys Bryndwr
Wed 23 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Preschool Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Group

The Stewart’s Sabbatical – Hear about their adventures in Europe

Thur 24 10.00am Preschool Music Bryndwr
6.30pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 25 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
Sat 26 Labour Weekend – Clothing Shop closed
Sun 27 10.00am Worship StAC
5.30pm Evening Circle Rosie’s place

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (27th October)

Welcoming team:      Andrew and Judith Souness, David and Joy Coster.

Readers:                   David Smail and Claire Cruickshank.

Technician:               Alan Maxwell.

Counting:                 Frances Coburn and Gordon Shields.

Morning tea:             Vivienne Jackson, Claire Cruickshank, David Smail.

Musician:                  Margaret Nelson.

Grounds @ Bryndwr: Mitch Mitchell.