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.  Suggestions: 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.

Organ Recital:  For Remembrance Sunday – St Paul’s Anglican Church Papanui – Sunday 15 November at 3pm.  Organist, Jeremy Woodside.  Admission – door sales $10.

Annual General Meeting of Presbyterian Women Aotearoa NZ is being held by ‘zoom’ on Saturday 5 December.  9.30am to 10.30am.  A zoom link will be provided – email if you are interested in joining the meeting.

Village Directory 2021 will soon be printed.  Please let Tracey know of any changes to your contact information (address, cell or home phone and email) Ph 352 6197 or email This directory is only made available to church members.

Friendly Circle Lunch:  Tuesday 10 November at midday at Laurie and Jennifer’s home.  Ph to rsvp (by Monday afternoon) or for more information.  All welcome!

St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru: (StaRR) meet for afternoon tea at the Village Papanui on Wednesday 11 November at 3pm.  Hosted by Rev Hamish Galloway.

Recent photo album donation: an album was donated recently, which had a few photos left in it.  If you think the album is yours and would like it back, please contact Tracey at the Papanui office.

Rental request – 2 bedrooms: we have received a request from a mother (and teenage daughter) who are moving to Christchurch and need to find a home to rent.  They are looking for a one or two bedroom flat, or a three bedroom home (and they would have either a professional working person or a student living with them).  Required from late December or early January.  References available including one from the Minister of their Presbyterian Church.  They would enjoy being in a home with a garden to look after. Contact Tracey at the Papanui office for further details.

Reminder of Friday holiday – Canterbury Anniversary Day is Friday 13 November. 

The Village News: the last edition for 2020 is currently being compiled ready for distribution in the next few weeks.  This will be accompanied by the 2021 Directory and a CWS envelope for those who wish to take the opportunity to give to their work.  If you have anything you would like to contribute to this edition of The Village News please email Anne ( as soon as possible.  

Sun 810.00amWorshipBryndwr
11.00amBook StallBryndwr
Mon 99.30amMusic MomentsPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
3.15pmKids ClubBryndwr
Tues 1010.00amFlyBysBryndwr
10.00amCreative Nest ‘drop-in’Papanui
12.00pmFriendly Circle LunchPh office
7.00pmParish CouncilPapanui
Wed 119.45amBadmintonPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
3.00pmStaRR afternoon teaPapanui
Thurs 129.30amPapanui office closed today 
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
11.30amWorship (+lunch & activities)Papanui
6.30pmYouth GroupBryndwr
Fri 13Canterbury Anniversary Day – offices closed
Sat 149.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
Sun 1510.00amWorshipBryndwr
1.30pmDance with BillPapanui
6.00pmTable TalkPapanui

Helpers @ Bryndwr 10am (15 November 2020)

Setup:                          Martin and Anne Stewart.

Welcoming team:           Ian and Janice Cundall, Margaret Beaver.

Readers:                       Maureen Alabaster, Anne Slaughter.

Technician:                    Alan Maxwell.

Communion:                 Kath and Ken Newton, Salilo and Jerry Teo, Gordon and Margaret Shields.

Counting:                      Mitch, Jane Agnew.

Morning Tea:                 Bryan Wright, Hannie and Frik de Beer.

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Mitch.