Non-perishable food donations for Burnside Primary School – and for the Christchurch City Mission – 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.

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.

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.  

The Call to Meditation A gathering for all interested in contemplative prayer, silent meditation and contemplative walking. This will be a short peaceful time apart, among welcoming companions, with opportunities for discussion. Please bring a plate for a shared lunch. Do join us if you can. Abberley Park Hall. Saturday 21 November 10.30 am – 2.00 pm.

For further information please contact Jane Hole  or Annette Reinheimer

Sun 1510.00amWorshipBryndwr
1.30pmDance with BillPapanui
6.00pmTable TalkPapanui
Mon 169.30amMusic MomentsPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
3.15pmKids ClubBryndwr
Tues 1710.00amFlyBysBryndwr
10.00amCreative Nest ‘drop-in’Papanui
Wed 189.45amBadmintonPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
Thurs 1910.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
11.30amWorship (+lunch & activities)Papanui
6.30pmYouth GroupBryndwr
Fri 20   
Sat 219.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
Sun 2210.00amWorship – The Village ChurchBryndwr
10.00amSt Andrew’s at Rangi RuruRangi Ruru
5.30pmEvening Circle(ph for venue)

Next week’s helpers @ Bryndwr 10am (22 November 2020)

Setup:                          Gordon and Johan Dalkie.

Welcoming team:           Claire Cruickshank, David Smail, Anne Foote.

Readers:                       Katharine Shaw, Christine Arnold.

Technician:                    Liam Boardman.

Counting:                      Mollie Woods, Gordon Shields.

Morning Tea:                 Barbara Mitchell, Judith and Andrew Souness.

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Mitch.