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.

The Village Church on Facebook:  For those who use Facebook we would appreciate you visiting our page and ‘clicking like’

Our site is being updated regularly as our groups resume meeting.  It’s a good way for us to connect with people in the community who may want to know more about what happens in our buildings. 

The Village Lockdown Cookbook:  Our recipe book is now available if you would like it to be emailed to you – many thanks to Linda for compiling this.

‘All the Questions’:  Dan would love to hear from anyone who is interested in following up ‘all the questions’ with a forum to discuss these further.  You may have your own questions which have emerged during lockdown, around what church is about, or something may have been sparked by Dan’s list.  Whichever it is get in touch with him.

We have set a date for our Annual General Meeting as 18th October 2020. It will take place as usual after the service.

December rental enquiry:  We have received advance notice of a mother and 16-year-old daughter who will be looking for a one, or two bedroom granny flat / apartment / house to rent from mid-December.  Contact Tracey at Papanui for details.

Transport from Ngaio Marsh:  For some time, a roster has been operating to transport two people to and from Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village to services at the Village Church.  Four members take turnabout, resulting in nobody needing to provide transport each week.

Two further residents at Ngaio Marsh (each with walking frames) would like to have a roster too.  If you are able to go on a second roster would you please contact Bryan W.

The Village Market in conjunction with the weekly Clothing Shop ~ Bryndwr, Saturday 4 July, 9.30am – 11.30am:  Come one come all to our first market since March!  The coffee machine is in need of a work-out, come and enjoy a (koha) coffee and the company of friends.  It really helps to have the buzz of conversation in the background as people browse the tables.  Any donations of goods can be made by dropping them to either office on weekday mornings.  Pickups can also be arranged.

Our farewell gift to Martin:

We had a wonderful time farewelling Martin last Sunday.  He was given garden sculptures to remember his time with St Stephens and The Village.  They look great and we wish Martin all the best!

Book launch – Merchant, Miner, Mandarin: extraordinary story of Choie Sew Hoy  Jenny and Trevor Agnew have been interviewed on RNZ about the book they have written – here is a link to listen to that

And a link to the facebook page
Sun 2810.00amThe Village Church Worship at St Andrew’s College Chapel, Normans Road (StAC)  
10.00am(Monthly) Worship St Andrew’s Rangi Ruru
Mon 299.30am  Music Moments**   (6th and 13th July is a 2 week break for school holidays)  Papanui
3.15pmKids Club **Bryndwr
7.00pmIndoor BowlsBryndwr
Tues 3010.00amCreative Nest ‘drop-in’ **Papanui
Wed 1st9.45amBadmintonPapanui
1.00pmVillage Leisure GroupBryndwr
Thurs 25.00pmThursday HourBryndwr
6.30pmYouth GroupBryndwr
Fri 31.15pmIndoor BowlsPapanui
Sat 49.30amClothing Shop and The Village MarketBryndwr
Sun 510.00amWorshipStAC
7.00pmTable Talkde Beer’s

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (5 July 2020)

Welcoming team:           Frik and Hannie de Beer, Anne Slaughter, Catherine McKellar.

Readers:                       Julie Laing, Margaret Beaver.

Technician:                    Alan Maxwell.

Counting:                      Vivienne Jackson, Christine Miller.

Morning Tea:                 David and Joy Coster, Barbara Mitchell, Lesley Compton.

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Clive Morriss