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.

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. 

From our Parish Council:           

“A reminder – even although there are no active cases of COVID-19 in the community – we have been asked by the Ministry of Health to keep a personal record of the places we go and when. Today please add Village Church Bryndwr – July 26th. Thank you.”

Plans are well underway with the new services (Thursday at Papanui and Sunday at Bryndwr) and we would welcome some more volunteers to help make these a success.  We are working to ensure that the sound systems and screens at both Papanui and Bryndwr are sufficient to our needs – hopefully we’ll have a bigger screen and even sound distribution soon!

The meetings (held July 9th and 15th) regarding the changes to our worship life have gone well and people were able to gain more insight into how the decision was made and the reasoning behind it as well as being able to explore some practical concerns as well. There will be more information communicated in the upcoming Village News and via an email. 

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

New deadline for Notices: Please have any requests for items to be included in the weekly notices to Tracey at by midday Tuesday each week.

August / September Roster: is being emailed this week to those who are rostered. 

Part Time Paid Position Available ‘Regional Advisor role’:  Are you a people person, with some administration skills, who is comfortable connecting with small groups of people?  Do you have a passion to support teams where kids are learning some great life skills, presented from a biblical perspective?  Do you have a spare 10 hours a week?  Do you like flexible working hours? 

If this sounds a bit like you, then you might be the person to join the Launchpad Canterbury team to help train and support our volunteers presenting in schools around the Canterbury Region. 

For a full job description, or even to just find out more info, get in touch with Rachael who will be happy to have a chat with you:  

Te reo Māori lessons from Bryndwr pupils:  Photos of a few familiar faces who took part in an initiative aimed at helping ‘older folk’ to give te reo Maori a go.

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 Thursdays and Sundays at our Services.

Sun 2610.00amBreakfast/Worship (from 9.30am) , with Service at 10.00amBryndwr
10.00amMonthly Communion Service St Andrew’s at Rangi RuruRangi Ruru
6.00pmEvening Circle(ph for venue)
Mon 279.30amMusic MomentsPapanui
10.00amPre School MusicBryndwr
2.00pmSaygo Falls Prevention ‘Exercises’Papanui
3.15pmKids ClubBryndwr
7.00pmIndoor BowlsBryndwr
Tue 2810.00amFly-BysBryndwr
10.00amCreative Nest drop-in morningPapanui
Wed 299.45amBadmintonPapanui
10.00amPre School MusicBryndwr
Thur 3010.00amPre School MusicBryndwr
6.30pmYouth GroupBryndwr
Fri 311.15pmIndoor BowlsPapanui
Sat 19.30amClothing Shop and Village MarketBryndwr
Sun 210.00amBreakfast/Worship (from 9.30am) , with Service at 10.00amBryndwr
6.00pmTable TalkPapanui

(2nd August 2020) Helpers @ The Village, Bryndwr

Welcoming team:           Ken and Kath Newton, Anne Slaughter, Catherine McKellar.

Readers:                       Margaret Beaver, Julie Laing.

Technician:                    Alan and Liam.

Counting:                      Frances Coburn, Andrew Souness.

Breakfast 9.30am:          Nan Simpson, Lesley Compton.

Morning Tea 11.00am:    Claire Cruickshank, David Smail.

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Ken Newton.