Music Moments Assistance:  Come and join us for music, play and fun with pre-schoolers on a Monday morning. A great way to start the week.  We are looking for more people to go on the roster for Music Moments at Papanui 9.15 to 11am on Mondays during the school term.  Once per term, monthly or more frequently – up to you.  Christine Arnold.

Women’s Fellowship Catch-up Morning Tea:  To start the year off, a catch-up over coffee is planned for Friday 28 February at 10.30 at “The Preservatory”, 247 Waimari Road. Just turn up or if transport is required please phone Catherine McKellar. All welcome.

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.

Indoor Bowls 2020:  Our two indoor bowls groups would like to advise their start dates, and welcome any newcomers who might like to ‘have a go’ …

At Bryndwr the season begins on Monday 16th March, arrive by 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.

At Papanui the season begins on Friday 6th March, arrive by 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start.

No previous playing experience required – come along for a fun social night.  Please wear flat, soft-soled shoes (eg sneakers).

Dance with Bill:  Bill would like to extend a welcome to anyone who would like to join the dance he offers at the Village Papanui, on the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month.  $5 a time, from 1.30pm.  For more information phone Tracey at the Papanui office.

Community Activity Coordinator:  Alpine Presbytery, the collection of all Presbyterian Churches in the Upper South Island, are looking for a part time person to lead our community activities in Prestons, Christchurch.  Initially this will be the upfront leader of our weekly “Movin to Music” pre-school music programme, with other possible activities dependent on available time.

The role is 4 hours a week, fixed term to December 17, 2020, most of this time on a Thursday morning.  We are looking for a vibrant, enthusiastic person to have fun with the preschoolers and their caregivers.

Previous experience in this type of activity preferred, although those with the right skills will be considered.  The successful applicant will align with our organisation’s ethos and values.

For a role description, or any further information email  Applications will be received by 5pm Monday 24 February 2020.

“Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk” – Zimbabwe 2020:  World Day of Prayer – Friday 6th March

You are invited to join in worship and fellowship at a local church. 

St Gregory’s Church, 30 Cotswold Avenue, Bishopdale, 10.30am (with a ‘cuppa’ at 10am).

St Barnabas Church, cnr Fendalton Road and Tui Street, 7.00pm (with supper to follow).

February Time Event Venue
Sun 23


10.00am Village Worship Service StAC
10.00am St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru Worship Service Rangi Ruru
5.30pm Evening Circle Rosey’s
Mon 24 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
2.00pm Saygo Papanui
3.15pm Kids Club Bryndwr
Tues 25 10.00am Fly-Bys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-in’ 10am to 12.30pm Papanui
Wed 26 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
11.00am Mid-week Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Group – Bingo! Bryndwr
Thur 27 10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
10.00am Pop-ins Papanui
6.30pm Youth Group Bryndwr
7.00pm Discussion / Chch North Proposal Papanui
Fri 28 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
Sat 29 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 1


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

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (1 March 2020)

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

Readers:                       John and Nan Simpson.

Technician:                    Grant Muir.

Counting:                      Frances Coburn, Alan Marshall.

Morning Tea:                 Annie and Kate Boardman,Wayne and Christine Anderson.

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Clive Morriss.