Room to rent: the mother and daughter moving here from Australia have obtained a 3 bdrm home in Bishopdale to rent.  They are now looking for a Christian woman to share the home with them, and offer a double bedroom from Jan 1 2021.  Contact Tracey at the office for the details.

Friendly Circle Christmas lunch: our catered Christmas meal is December 15 – arrive at 12 midday for a 12.30pm lunch.  All welcome.  RSVP to Pat or Jennifer.

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.

Carols at Riccarton Bush 6.30pm Sunday 13 December.  Hosted by Riccarton-Spreydon Anglican Parish with music by Addington Brass.  Donations being collected for the Christchurch City Mission.  All welcome!

Christmas Dance – All are welcome to join the ‘begin with Bill’ group for a Christmas Dance on December 6 at the Village Papanui, 1.30pm.  No charge (bring a plate).

‘The Greatest Christmas Show’ December 12 at 2pm and again at 7pm – The Vocal Collective and the Christchurch City Chorus are combining this year to present two entertaining, joy-filled concerts of popular show numbers, NZ music and a Christmas Extravaganza.  To be held at the new Cashmere High School auditorium.  Concludes with combined choirs (around 200 performers) singing a rousing gospel version of Handel’s Messiah.  Tickets from Humanitix

Avebury House Christmas Night Market – Friday 4 December from 4pm to 8pm.  9 Evelyn Couzins Avenue, Richmond.  Treat your family and friends to homemade, bespoke gifts this Christmas.  Loads of lovely stallholders, food trucks, games and music.  Bring cash for the stalls.

The Village Leisure Group meet on Wednesday 2 December at 1.00pm – for a Christmas gift exchange.  A warm welcome is extended to anyone who would like to join us for afternoon tea.  Contact Mary Jo for more information, or Deirdre at the Bryndwr office.

Help needed!  Our Bryndwr Thursday morning pre-school music group needs someone to help lead the songs and/or help with set-up/morning tea next year. You can speak to Lesley Compton to learn more about what’s involved. We need to start planning for 2021 NOW, so please let Tracey or Deirdre know of your interest asap. Thanks!

News from the Creative Nest:  On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December the Nest writing, painting and craft groups are joining with Sharon’s Art Studio (children attending art classes) to celebrate in an exhibition ‘Creativity and Community’.  We would love you to come and see something of the work all our creative groups have produced throughout the year.  The official opening is 10.30am on Saturday but you are welcome any time during Saturday and Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm.  The works are not for sale but there will be cards and bookmarks produced by the artists for sale, with all proceeds going to a charity for children.  Do come and be inspired!

First Thursday Social Hour:  Join us for a fun and relaxed hour every first Thursday of the month.  Filled with good banter!  All welcome ~  BYO drinks ~  nibbles are provided.  Held at the Village Bryndwr in the Common from 5.00 to 6.00pm – next gathering is 3 December.

The Village Market:  a reminder that our next Market is Saturday December 6, from 9.30am.  We will have all our usual sales tables (donations of goods for selling gladly received), along with the clothing shop and the coffee (for a koha).

Donations welcomed:  for anyone who would like to offer support to people through Presbyterian Support, we have had notice that they are running very low on these items:- Nappies and wipes, baby bath wash, sanitary items for mums, toothpaste and brushes, deodorants, shampoo and conditioner, soap.  Deliver to 44 Bealey Ave, or ph Megan 3638 209.  Thank you.

Sun 2910.00amWorshipBryndwr
1.30pmBegin with Bill dancePapanui
6.00pmTable Talk (last one for 2020)Papanui
Mon 309.30amMusic MomentsPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
3.15pmKids ClubBryndwr
Tues 110.00amFlyBysBryndwr
10.00amCreative Nest ‘drop-in’Papanui
Wed 29.45amBadmintonPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
1.00pmVillage Leisure GroupBryndwr
Thurs 310.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
11.30amWorship (+lunch & activities)Papanui
5.00pmThursday HourBryndwr
6.30pmYouth GroupBryndwr
Fri 4 Market day setupBryndwr
Sat 59.30amClothing Shop and the Village MarketBryndwr
10.30amArt Exhibition opens (viewing anytime 10.30-4.30)Papanui
Sun 610.00amWorshipBryndwr
10.30amArt Exhibition opens (viewing anytime 10.30-4.30)Papanui
1.30pmDance with Bill, Christmas DancePapanui

Helpers @ Bryndwr 10am (6 December 2020)

Setup:                          Market team.

Welcoming team:           Margaret McKenzie, Judith and Andrew.

Readers:                       Ruth Churcher, Bryan Wright.

Technician:                    Alan Maxwell.

Counting:                      Andrew Souness, Margaret McKenzie.

Morning Tea:                 David Smail, Keren Ritchie, Paula McNoe.

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Ken Newton.