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

Friendly Circle Midwinter Christmas Lunch:  Tuesday July 14th at 12 noon.  A catered lunch – please let us know if you wish to join us by phoning Pat or Jennifer. 

Organ Favourites played by John Dodgshun: 2 pm Sunday 26th July at St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru, 16 Merivale Lane.  Including, ‘In a Monastery Garden’ and ‘Sailor’s Hornpipe’.  Gold coin koha – donations received will go to the Christchurch City Mission.

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.

Opportunities to seek clarity and ask questions re changes to Worship in The Village

We are aware of the full range of responses to the recent announcement regarding changes to worship in The Village. We would like to offer two opportunities to ask questions and seek clarification if you would like to over a cuppa as follows: 

(last week – Thursday 9th July at 2pm at Bryndwr)

  • Wednesday 15th July at 7pm at Papanui

If you are unable to attend on Wednesday but would like to speak to someone please don’t hesitate to make contact with Dan, Anne, Lisa, or any member of the Parish Council.

Steady As You Go:  Our falls prevention classes (held weekly on Monday at 2pm, during term time) begin again July 20th.  A great way to improve balance and mobility through gentle movements.  If you would like to ‘come and see’ what is involved you are very welcome to come any Monday.  $2 per session.  Enquiries to Tracey at Papanui office or to Margaret H. 

Women’s Fellowship Midwinter Lunch:  You are warmly invited to a Potluck lunch at Catherine’s on Saturday 25 July at noon. Come and enjoy some Soup and a catch-up. Please bring a small plate of finger food to share. RSVP if you can, to Catherine M.

Sun 1210.00amVillage Church WorshipStAC
Mon 13Papanui Office closed
Second week of School Holidays  
7.00pmIndoor BowlsBryndwr
Tue 14Papanui Office closed
12.00Midwinter ‘Christmas’ LunchKenwyn Ave
Wed 159.45amBadmintonPapanui
7.00pmCuppa and chat regarding the changes to worship location in The Village  Papanui
Thur 166.30pmYouth GroupBryndwr
Fri 171.15pmIndoor BowlsPapanui
Sat 189.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
Sun 1910.00amVillage Church Worship (Our final Service at the St Andrew’s College Chapel)StAC
6.00pmTable TalkPapanui

Helpers @ St Andrew’s College 10am (19 July 2020)

Welcoming team:           Bruce and Ruth Cooper, Anne Slaughter, Lesley Compton.

Readers:                       Liam Boardman, Denis Elvidge.

Technician:                    Donald McKellar.

Counting:                      Alan Marshall, Andrew Souness.

Morning Tea:                 Keren Ritchie, Christine Arnold, Annie and Kate Boardman.

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Mitch Mitchell.