Village Leisure Group:  Wednesday 11 March at 1pm, at The Village Bryndwr – Games Day.

Friendly Circle Lunch: Tuesday 10th March at 12 noon at the Richard’s home.  Everyone welcome.  Any queries please phone Pat or Jennifer.

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.

Youth Group ‘Baked Goods sale’:  Our Youth Group are fundraising for Easter Camp, and invite you to support them by purchasing baked goods after the 10am service at St Andrew’s College Chapel on Sunday 22nd March.

Easter Eggs for Pillars:  As we have done in previous years, we are collecting Easter eggs to be sent to Pillars who distribute them to the families of prisoners.

‘On any given day more than 23,000 children are affected by having a parent in prison in New Zealand.  Without the right support, these children are over nine times more likely than other kiwi kids to end up in prison as adults.  Children of prisoners are among some of the most vulnerable children in our community.  They are in a situation they didn’t choose, yet they face a sentence of their own.  They become the invisible victims of crime and can become socially isolated and deprived.  They need our support to live positive lives.’

What seems like such a small thing for us is so appreciated by these often-forgotten families and we thank you for your continued support of this project.  Eggs can be brought to church up to and including Sunday 5th April, or left in the boxes at the Bryndwr or Papanui offices.  Thank you!!

Chess at Burnside Primary School:  Mrs Wray, one of the teachers at Burnside Primary School, is keen to start a chess club.  She is looking for chess enthusiasts who might be able to spend one lunchtime (12.40 – 1.10pm) each week helping children to play chess.  If you are interested either text Mrs Wray (contact office for number) or contact Linda Cowan.

Food Parcels and Hygiene Packs: Again, a big thank you to all who contribute items for Burnside Primary School. Currently the most needed items are:  Canned spaghetti and baked beans, canned vegetables (corn, tomatoes) and canned fruit, pasta, rice, canned tuna fish, breakfast cereal, toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo and dishwashing liquid. Thank you for your continued support.

Relieving readers needed:  We need a few people who can step in when regular Burnside Primary school reading helpers are ill or away. Currently, we have people helping with reading at Burnside from 9:15 – 10:15am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you could assist at any of those times, please contact Linda Cowan.

A Congregational Meeting: will be held after the 10am service at StAC on Sunday 22 March to vote on the proposal that the parish of Christchurch North (St Luke’s) incorporate into The Village.

If anyone has any more questions on the proposal please speak with Dan or one of the team.

St Paul’s Anglican Church           (1 Harewood Road) invite us to meet Rev. Dr Tim Frank, the new Vicar of St Paul’s, Papanui and attend a presentation he is giving – describing archaeological work on the ancient history of Israel and its exciting links with Biblical history.  Tim’s doctoral research was in the field of archaelogy and he has undertaken extensive fieldwork in the Middle East.

Light supper and refreshments provided.  Sunday 22 March, beginning at 4pm.

Indoor Bowls 2020:  Begins at Bryndwr on Monday 16th March, arrive by 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.  No previous playing experience required – come along for a fun social night.  Please wear flat, soft-soled shoes (eg sneakers).

March: Time Event Venue
Sun 8 10.00am Worship Service StAC
11.00am Book Stall StAC
Mon 9 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-school Music Bryndwr
2.00pm Falls Prevention Class Papanui
3.15pm Kids Club Bryndwr
Tues 10 10.00am FlyBys Bryndwr
10.00am Creative Nest ‘drop-in’ Papanui
12.00pm Friendly Circle Lunch contact office
7.00pm Parish Council Papanui
Wed 11 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-school Music Bryndwr
11.00am Mid-week Worship Papanui
1.00pm Village Leisure Club

Games Day

Thurs 12 10.00am Pre-school Music Bryndwr
10.15am Pop-ins Papanui
5.00pm Thursday Hour Bryndwr
6.30pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 13 10.00am Craft Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 14 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 15 8.30am The Gathering Bryndwr
10.00am Worship StAC
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (15 March)

 Welcoming team:           Ken and Kath Newton, Paula McNoe, Keren Ritchie.

Readers:                       Ruth Churcher, Stephen Hill.

Technician:                    Donald McKellar.

Communion:                 Keren Ritchie, Ruth Cooper, Anne Slaughter, Annie and Kate Boardman, Christine Arnold.

Counting:                      Amber Muir, Nicole Hill.

Morning Tea:                 Judith and Andrew Souness, Adrienne Rowe.

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Mitch Mitchell.