Harvest Festival:  The Village will be holding a combined Harvest Festival/ANZAC Day service on 25 April.  Please support with donations of food, like fresh fruit and vegetables, and dry foods like cereals, jams, flour, sugar, pasta, tinned goods, etc.  Food can be dropped off at the Bryndwr Office on Friday 23rd or delivered during set up on Saturday 24th just after 2.30 p.m.  If you can’t do either we will still be delighted to receive your gifts on Sunday morning.  All the food will be delivered to charities after the service.

Rev. Robert Simpson introduces his new book – “The Ripple Effect” – an exciting look at the Twenty-Third Psalm!  This is free!

The simple power of King David’s psalms never fails to reaffirm the presence of the guiding hand of God, but it has also many personal truths that have been the author’s experiences including being resident in Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village.  Go on, take one or two of The Ripple Effect!  It may be the very thing that you are after!  Contact Rev. Robert for information on how to obtain a copy.

Giving to The Village:  Some wonderful things happen through The Village, and people giving financially is an important way to support both our church activities and the initiatives we run to serve our communities.  An offering is made available during our Sunday worship but you are also welcome to give by automatic payment or envelope which means you can claim a tax credit of 33% for your donation.  Please contact Keren R. or Donella D. for more information. 

Pastoral workers: We are looking for two people who might be interested in assisting the ministry team in their pastoral work.  The hours would be four each week, for each person, with a fortnightly catch up with the minister with primary responsibility for pastoral work. 

If you are interested in knowing more, please contact Rev Anne Stewart, anne@villagechurch.nz

International Christian Dance Fellowship of Aotearoa NZ are preforming at C3 Eastside Church May 1.  For details go to –

The Parish council met on Tuesday April 13 2021.  This is our third meeting for the year and we’re really hitting our stride getting into the work for the year.

Please continue signing in – either using the tracer app, or the sign-in sheet at the door, and using the hand-sanitiser provided.

A team has been assembled to work on our fundraising efforts for Tata School in Vanuatu. It’s an exciting way for us to contribute outside of our own community, and to make a real difference to the children and teachers at the school.  Any donations to this are welcomed.

The community centre contributes significantly to the life of the church, and we’re pleased to see that the market continues to be very successful, both as a means to provide a service to our community, and as a means of connecting.

Our property team has continued to work hard maintaining our sites, and we hope to see the Bryndwr hall roof repainted in the next few weeks.

The parish council has agreed to enter into a partnership with Alpine Presbytery to provide an ‘umbrella’ of safety and accountability for the Hanmer Springs and Preston’s mission seedlings in their early stages.  This is an exciting opportunity to see these seedlings ‘grow’ and we look forward to seeing what they achieve in the coming year with the support we provide them.

Our March meeting involved some brainstorming work to help us come up with ideas to encourage leadership within our parish. Encouraging leadership – in big and small ways – will help to share the load and encourage input from different voices.

Dan presented some thoughts on the future direction of the parish and will be working with a small team over the next couple of months to flesh this out a little more. The ministry team would love to share this, and is planning to share these thoughts with the parish in the coming months.

Sun 189.30am 10.00amLight Breakfast, followed by Worship ServiceBryndwr
6.00pmTable TalkPapanui
Mon 19 School Holidays 
7.15pmIndoor BowlsBryndwr
Wed 219.45amBadmintonPapanui
Fri 231.15pmIndoor BowlsPapanui
Sat 249.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
Sun 259.30am 10.00amLight Breakfast, followed by Worship ServiceBryndwr
10.00amSt Andrew’s monthly ServiceRangi Ruru
5.30pmEvening Circle (plse phone for venue)ph office

Helpers @ Bryndwr 10am (25 April 2021)

Setup:                          Frik de Beer, Andrew Souness.

Welcoming team:           Hannie and Frik de Beer, Vivienne Jackson.

Readers:                       Annie and Liam.

Technician:                    Liam Boardman.

Counting:                      Christine Arnold, Margaret McKenzie.

Morning Tea:                 Judith and Andrew Souness, Bryan Wright.

Grounds at Bryndwr:       Liam Boardman.