Article on violent US events: We have all heard various responses, some expected, some needed, and some unhelpful to the chaotic violent events that happened in the US Capitol on January 6. This article is a good read. It is a somewhat sad but probably necessary response. Go to this web address to read the article: – Dan

Volunteers needed: The Clothing Shop at Bryndwr is seeking volunteers for approximately one Saturday morning a month? Work involved is to help set up the racks on the morning, sort and hang any new donations, tidy the racks and the linen shelves, serve customers, and put away the racks at the end of the morning. Contact Janice C. or Adrienne R.

The FEBRUARY Market Day is CANCELLED:  This is due to Waitangi weekend and booking clashes for alternative dates. Our next Market Day is Saturday 6 MARCH!

NB: The April Market Day will be on Saturday 10 April (due to Easter)

Lost Property:  We have a number of items in a box in the Bryndwr office. If you have misplaced something, contact Deirdre, 351 6664.

Office dates:  Our Bryndwr office opened last Monday and our Papanui office will re-open Monday 25 January.

“Coracle” – A weekend for explorers:  Hanmer Springs, Friday evening 30 April – Sunday morning 2 May 2021.

In the 6th Century, Columba arrived on the Island of Iona on a “coracle.” A coracle is a small boat, and for some Celtic missionaries they would simply go where the tide took them.

Pilgrim, voyager, explorer, pioneer – all words that describe a sense of “finding our way” with no fixed idea of what the future may look like.

Maybe these words describe you or someone you know? Maybe you have questions about church, mission, the future – wondering about what could be, and carrying some questions about what is now – if so join “around the campfire” in Hanmer Springs in 2021.

“Coracle” is a weekend for anyone involved in, interested in, attracted to the idea of discovering new ways of being church.

Please register your interest with Abi:

Sun 2410.00amWorship–The Village ChurchBryndwr
Wed 279.45amBadmintonPapanui
Fri 299.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
Sun 3110.00amWorship ServiceBryndwr

The latest Alpine Presbytery video story: from Whakatu is now online:,
or a shorter version:

There you will hear some important keys to finding our way as local churches. While you are there check out some of the previous church stories, and the Garage Series. – Darryl Tempero, Alpine Presbytery Resource Minister

Helpers @ Bryndwr 10am (31 January 2021)

Setup:                          Kate and Liam Boardman.

Welcoming team:           Ruth and Bruce Cooper, Anne Slaughter.

Readers:                       Trevor and Jenny Agnew.

Technician:                    Donald McKellar.

Counting:                      Christine Arnold, Gordon Shields.

Morning Tea:                 Catherine McKellar, Paula McNoe and Ian Satterthwaite.

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Mitch Mitchell.