Christmas Trees & Angels – a Creative Nest workshop:  On Tuesday November 26 at 10am there will be a workshop at the Creative Nest.  We will be making Christmas trees and angels from old books.  Bring a book with fairly stiff pages.  Other materials will be supplied.  Enquiries to Tracey at the office, or Margaret Harvey.

Village Leisure Group:  Wednesday 27 November at 1pm, at The Village Bryndwr – Check out new Fendalton New World; afternoon tea at Bakermans* (*additional cost)

Evening Circle:  The last gathering for 2019 is Sunday 1 December, at Rosemary Braithwaite’s home.  All welcome (enquiries to Margaret Harvey).

Christmas Cake:  Riccarton  Waimairi Lions Club are selling 1.2kg un-iced Christmas Cakes (Ernest Adams) at $20 each with free delivery.  Ph Mrs Coster to order 351 6566 or speak to Ruth Cooper (Ruth has offered to bring the ordered cakes to church).

Carols at Riccarton Bush: Hosted by Riccarton-Spreydon Anglican Parish St Martin’s & St James, with music by Addington Brass.  6.30pm, Sunday 8th December.

Women’s Fellowship Christmas Hamper for Pillars: Pillars is an organisation that works with children and families of prisoners to give them support and opportunities. The Women’s Fellowship are asking for donations of Christmas food for Pillars.  Could donations please be brought to church on Sunday 1st and 8th December and placed in the box. Thank you very much.

Children’s Christmas Service  – 10am service Sunday 8th December:  Come along and celebrate Christmas with the young people of the Village. Everyone is welcome at this special service – bring your children, your grandchildren and your neighbours!  Morning tea will follow the service.  If you are able to bring a plate of child-friendly food to share, it would be much appreciated.

Table Talk presents … A session with Don Lord from Hagar. Don will be talking to us about Hagar’s work which aims to see ‘communities free and healed from the trauma of slavery, trafficking and abuse’.

Sunday December 1st at the Village Bryndwr: 6pm for a light meal, 7pm for the presentation. It would be great to see you there! If you are coming please let Annie or Kate Boardman know for catering purposes.

Friendly Circle ‘Christmas’ Lunch:  The last luncheon for 2019 will be held in the 3rd week of the month, Tuesday 17th December, midday at Laurie and Jennifer’s home. A warm welcome is extended to anyone who would like to attend, please rsvp for catering to Jennifer or Pat .

The next edition of the Village Directory:  We will soon be printing the 2020 issue of our Directory.  If you have any changes (new email, address or phone numbers) we would appreciate being advised of these by Friday 29 November.  Email to or phone the Papanui office 352 6197.  Thank you.

Celebrate Bishopdale and Bishopdale Skate Jam today:  11am to 2pm at Bishopdale Park.  Family fun day, stalls and activities.  Free entry.  Food and craft items for sale.  Stage Performances from schools, artists and organisations.  Free activities for kids.  More info 

Ageing Mindfully:  A new free introductory course by Age Concern, 24 Main North Road, Papanui. For anyone interested in learning new skills and tools to become more present and self-aware, and to reduce stress and anxiety. To find out more or sign up for one of the three sessions, phone Emma Stratton on 366 0903.  Dates to choose from:

Friday 29 November, 10am – 11.30am

Friday 6 December, 10am – 11.30am

Wednesday 11 December, 10am – 11.30am

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 24


10.00am Worship

‘Kirkin of the Tartan’

6.00pm Evening Circle Rosie’s place
Mon 25 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-school Music Bryndwr
2.00pm Falls Prevention Class Papanui
3.15pm Kids Club Bryndwr
Tues 26 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-in’ Papanui
Wed 27 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Midweek Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Club Bryndwr
Thurs 28 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
10.00am Pop-ins Papanui
6.30pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 29 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
Sat 30 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 1


8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Bryndwr

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (1 December)

Welcoming team:           Denis Elvidge, Jean Dodgson, Anne Foote, Margaret Beaver.

Readers:                       John and Nan Simpson.

Musician:                      Margaret Nelson.

Technician:                    Grant Muir.

Counting:                      Vivienne Jackson, Allan Marshall.

Morning Tea:                 Annie and Kate Boardman, Jerry and Salilo Teo.

Grounds at Bryndwr:      Jim Hudson.