“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.

Parish Council report:  The parish council held our final meeting for 2020 on Tuesday 8th   December.  We’ve had a good year and it’s now nice to take time to regroup and think about 2021!

The property team has been busy – a new TV screen has been installed at Bryndwr and other screens moved to better meet our needs. Work is in progress to install acoustic solutions at Papanui, and you will probably see some of the team completing smaller maintenance tasks over the break. 

Most of the Community Centre’s activities will take a break over the holiday period, but we are pleased to see that such things as the Foot Clinic and Market are running well and continue to be enthusiastically supported by our community.

Office dates:  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 midday and re-opens Monday 18 January at 9.00am.

Lost Property:  Deirdre has a number of items in a box in the Bryndwr office (including an umbrella left behind in November). 

Worship Services – dates & locations:

Christmas Eve

6.30pm Children’s Service at the Village Bryndwr


9.30pm Candlelight Service at the Village Papanui

Christmas Day

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

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).