Village Leisure Group:  Looking for a group of folk who like a bit of banter with their brew?  Look no further than … “The Village Leisure Group”.  Held at the Village Community Centre, corner Ilam and Aorangi Roads.  1-3pm Wednesdays (during term time).  Games, quizzes, crafts, speakers, outings and of course, afternoon tea!  Come along and join a fantastic group of ‘Young at Hearts’.  For the start date in February or further information contact Deirdre at the Bryndwr office ph 351 6664 or email

Tuesday morning at Papanui “Drop in” 10am to 12.30pm: Each Tuesday from 4th Feb (during term time) the Creative Nest area is open for anyone wanting to come and enjoy company and a cuppa.  There’s always a jigsaw puzzle on the go, or have a game of scrabble – read a book, or have a go at a craft.  No charge, but a koha is appreciated.

Evening Circle:  Meets 5.30pm on the fourth Sunday of the month, (January to November) often in the comfort of someone’s lounge.  (please check with Tracey at Papanui office for the location).

This group focuses on reflection and sharing with its roots in the Celtic tradition.  A warm welcome is assured.

Mid-Week Service at 11am:  Every Wednesday throughout the year (during school terms) at The Village Papanui, corner of Papanui Road and Frank Street.

We start with a cuppa and move into a smaller, relaxed, more conversational style of service. You are very welcome to come along, and if you have any questions, email or phone Tracey at Papanui.

Friday Craft Group at the Village Bryndwr:  A small group meet at 10am for crafting over a cuppa and a chat.  All welcome!  Ph Deirdre at Bryndwr for more info.

Social Badminton:  Wednesday mornings at the Village Papanui, 9.45 to 11.30am.

Indoor Bowls:  We have groups meeting at both our Village venues, Friday afternoon at Papanui and Monday night at Bryndwr.  March to October.  No previous bowling experience needed.

The Village Prayer Team:  If you or someone you know would benefit from having some prayer support then please feel free to send your requests to and the team will spring into action.  (You can be assured of confidentiality).  There is also a box for you to pop any requests in, available on Sundays at our 10am service.  If you are attending a Rangi Ruru service and have a prayer need, please place it in an envelope to go in the offering basket.  It will be passed on to the prayer team.

Anne and Martin on leave:  Revs Anne and Martin are away from 27 Jan to 11 Feb.  (This combines their ¾ time leave for both months).  Any ministry enquiries during that time should go to Rev Dan Spragg.

Citizens Advice Bureau:  Want to help? A course for new volunteers begins soon (March 2020).

Our volunteers have the support of a comprehensive database and extensive training.  They are trained to interview clients and research the options that are available.  This may also include referring someone to another agency if they need access to on-going support and advocacy services.

We offer information on anything from consumer rights, to family issues, to tenancy and flatting problems.  Use your skills and experience to help others in the community.

We not only help members of the community, but also provide a mentally stimulating and rewarding experience for our volunteers.

To inquire about joining our knowledgeable, caring team either email: or phone 0800 367 222.

Date Time Event Venue
Sun 26


10.00am Village Worship Service StAC
10.00am Monthly Worship Service St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru
5.30pm Evening Circle Rosey’s place
Mon 27      
Tues 28      
Wed 29 9.45am Badminton Papanui
Thurs 30      
Fri 31 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
Sat 1 Feb 9.30am Clothing Shop and Village Market Bryndwr
Sun 2


10.00am Village Worship Service StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui

 Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (2 February)

Welcoming team:           Gordon and Margaret Shields, Adrienne Rowe, Maureen Alabaster.

Readers:                       Bruce and Ruth Cooper.

Technician:                    Grant Muir.

Counting:                      Christine Arnold, Mitch Mitchell.

Morning Tea:                 Wayne and Christine Anderson, Bill McMaster, David Smail.

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Ian Cundall.