Friendly Circle catered Christmas Lunch:  Tuesday 15 December – arrive at midday for a 12.30pm meal. Ph Jennifer or Pat to rsvp by Monday 14, or for more information (including venue).  Lunch is provided – All welcome!

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!

“Carols in the Churchyard” Sunday 20 December at 5.00pm – St Paul’s Anglican Church, 1 Harewood Road, Papanui.  Bring blankets and a picnic.  Listen to the bells and join in the carol singing. 

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.

Also welcomed are non-perishable food items for donation to families at Burnside Primary School and to the City Mission.  These can be placed in our collection basket each Sunday. 

Lost property: please give Deirdre at the Bryndwr office a call if you have misplaced anything after our Sunday Service, or Tracey at Papanui office where our Thursday Service is held. 

Exhibition a great success! A big thank you to those who came to view our exhibition in the Creative Nest last weekend.  We had a wonderful time, a great buzz of activity on Saturday morning at the official opening and a good flow of people through over the two days.  We are thrilled to be sending a donation of $245 to KidsCan (from an entry koha and generous ‘donations’ for cards and bookmarks).  We look forward to sharing a little of the experience with you in the next Village News, Margaret and Sharon.

Sermon and Notices by email:  From February 2021 we will resume sending these to the people on our email lists.  If you would like to be either added or removed from the list/s (or find out if you are on the list I have) please contact Tracey at the Papanui office – ph 352 6197 or email

Services from 24 December:-

Christmas Eve

6.30pm Children’s Service at the Village Bryndwr and

9.30pm Candlelight Service at the Village Papanui

Christmas Day

10am Celebration at St Andrew’s College Chapel, Normans Rd

Sunday 27 December

10am Combined Churches at the Village Bryndwr

Sunday 3 January

10am Service at Christchurch North, Redwood, 2 Daniels Rd

Sunday 10 January

10am Service at the Village Bryndwr (and each Sunday from this weekend).

Sun 1310.00amWorshipBryndwr
11.00amBook StallBryndwr
Mon 149.30amMusic MomentsPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
3.15pmKids ClubBryndwr
Tues 1510.00amFlyBysBryndwr
12.00pmFriendly Circle Christmas Lunch 
Wed 169.45amBadmintonPapanui
3.00pmSt Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru congregation afternoon teaHelen’s place
Thurs 1711.30amWorship (+lunch & activities)Papanui
Fri 18   
Sat 199.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
Sun 2010.00amWorshipBryndwr

Our Papanui office closes Friday 18 December at midday and re-opens Monday 18 January at 9.30am.

Our Bryndwr office closes Thursday 24 December at 12.00pm and re-opens Monday 18 January at 9.00am.

Helpers @ Bryndwr 10am (20 December 2020)

Setup:                          Ken Newton, Andrew Souness.

Welcoming team:           Ken and Kath Newton, Jean Dodgson.

Readers:                       Jenny and Trevor Agnew.

Technician:                    Grant Muir.

Counting:                      Mollie Woods, Andrew Souness.

Morning Tea:                 Wayne and Christine Anderson, Christine Arnold.

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Liam Boardman.