The Village Annual Meeting will be held after Worship 18 October.

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 prayer@villagechurch.nz 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.

Roster October to December:  Please let us know if you haven’t received a copy of the new roster which has now been distributed. Phone Deirdre or Tracey at the offices.  Thank you.

Food donations for Burnside Primary School families in need can be brought to Bryndwr or Papanui offices – or placed in the basket at Bryndwr each Sunday at 10am.  Thank you to those who were able to contribute in term 3.  Especially needed at this time are: breakfast cereal, tins of fruit, spaghetti and baked beans, biscuits, tea, coffee, pasta and rice.  Also appreciated are soap, toothpaste, laundry powder and general cleaning products, shampoo and dishwashing liquid.  Thank you for your support.

Social Badminton:  Wednesday mornings at The Village Papanui, 9.45 to 11.30am.  For information please speak with Mitch or Christine A.


Combined Art Exhibition:
  Save the date – Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December at The Village Papanui – we are very pleased to be hosting a joint exhibition of work by the people who attend the various groups in the Creative Nest and the 27 children who attend art classes run by one of our Community Centre partners.  Paintings, written work and crafts.  More details to come in November.

Village Leisure Group:  Looking for a group of folk who like a bit of banter with their brew? 

Look no further than … “The Village Leisure Group”.  Held at the Village Community Centre, corner Ilam and Aorangi Roads.  1-3pm, 1st Wednesday of the month. Games, quizzes, crafts, speakers, outings and of course, afternoon tea!  Come along and join a fantastic group of ‘Young at Hearts’.

New Course for Older Adults: Launches on 28 October 2020 – Exercise as Medicine NZ are pleased to announce that due to help from the Strengthening Communities Fund the first ever RGM course for over 65s will be launched on 28 October at the Age Concern office in Papanui. The Ronnie Gardiner Method (RGM) is an innovative, multi-sensory exercise session for the brain and body, in which rhythm, music, verbalisation and movement are used to stimulate both cognitive and motor skills. The session is a lot of fun and can be done seated or standing. The course is $30 for 8 weeks and a place must be reserved. Contact Kris (Programme Director) telephone 021 262 8886 or email  kris@eamnz.com

Christian Meditation:  The Christchurch Christian Meditators will be presenting an introductory lesson on Christian meditation for those who are interested in this form of contemplative prayer.  Weekly on Wednesday from 7.00 to 8.00pm, beginning October 21.  All Souls Anglican Church, 30 Church Lane Merivale.  For more information email

Annette Reinheimer annettere852@gmail.com or Richard Carr carr56@gmail.com

OctoberTimeEventVenue
Sun 1810.00amWorship ServiceBryndwr
11.00am2020 Annual MeetingBryndwr
6.00pmTable TalkPapanui
Mon 199.30amMusic MomentsPapanui
10.00amPre-school MusicBryndwr
2.00pmSayGOPapanui
3.15pmKids ClubBryndwr
Tues 2010.00amFlyBysBryndwr
10.00amCreative Nest ‘drop-in’Papanui
Wed 219.45amBadmintonPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
Thurs 2210.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
11.30amWorship (+lunch & activities)Papanui
6.30pmYouth GroupBryndwr
Fri 23   
Sat 249.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
Sun 2510.00amWorshipBryndwr
10.00amWorship (St Andrew’s at Rangi)Rangi Ruru
5.30pmEvening Circlecontact office


Helpers @ Bryndwr 10am (25 October 2020)

Setup:                          Kate and Liam Boardman.

Welcoming team:           Kath and Ken Newton, Lisa Mitchell.

Readers:                       Ruth and Bruce Cooper.

Technician:                    Alan Maxwell.

Counting:                      Hannie de Beer, Andrew Souness.

Morning Tea:                 Wayne and Christine Anderson, Frances Coburn.

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Ian Satterthwaite.