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 further information contact Deirdre at the Bryndwr office ph 351 6664 or email

Thursday Club:  A social hour in the Common at the Village Bryndwr.  Nibbles provided, byo drink.  A chance for a relaxed catch up with friends old and new – 5pm on the first Thursday each month.

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

 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.

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.

Book Stall after 10am Sunday Service:  Once a month Margaret provides an opportunity for donation (and purchase) of books – the 2nd Sunday of the month at St Andrews College Chapel.

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 2 Feb


8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Village Worship Service StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui
Mon 3 2.00pm Saygo (‘steady as you go’) Papanui
Tues 4 10.00am Creative Nest

‘drop-in’ 10am to 12.30pm

10.00am Fly-Bys Bryndwr
Wed 5 9.45am Badminton Papanui
11.00am Mid-week Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Group

“What I did over the Summer”

Thurs 6 (Waitangi Day)
5.00pm Thursday Hour Bryndwr
Fri 7 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
Sat 8 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 9


10.00am Village Worship Service StAC
11.00am Book Stall after Service StAC

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (9 February)

 Welcoming team:           Ian and Janice Cundall, Jean Dodgson, Margaret Beaver.

Readers:                       Anne Slaughter and Maureen Alabaster.

Technician:                    Liam Boardman.

Counting:                      Andrew Souness, Jane Agnew.

Morning Tea:                 Lesley Compton, Judith Souness, Barbara Mitchell.

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Ian Cundall.