The Methodist Women’s Fellowship have extended an invitation to the ladies of our parish to an ecumenical afternoon to hear Christine Lloyd speak.  Christine is a dental nurse who has worked on Mercy Ships in Africa.  Wednesday 1 September at 2pm at Christchurch North Methodist, Chapel Street Papanui. 

Newcomers event – on Friday August 20, from 6pm, we will be holding a pot-luck shared meal at our Papanui site, for anyone who has made their way into The Village since September 2018, when we last had one of these events.  We will endeavour to make contact with the people in this category but if by some awful chance we miss anyone, please do make yourself known and feel welcome to join in.  It’s a great way to meet a few more people in a relaxed and fun environment.  Please contact Anne Stewart if you need any further information.

Games evening – The Village invites you and your family/friends to an ‘Olympic themed’ games evening on Friday August 27 at the Bryndwr site.  We can even have spectators and no social distancing (hope that’s not speaking too soon!).  So, keep this date free and more detail will emerge over the next few weeks.

Upcoming fundraiser for Tata School Rebuild: An advance notice that as we work toward achieving our fundraising goal there will be another opportunity for you to help – we will be selling Ecostore soap bars, a quality product, sold at a good price.  Details soon!

First Thursday social hour:  Our ‘First Thursday’ for August (5th) will be a mid-winter pot-luck Christmas celebration meal.  We’ll gather in the old hall at Bryndwr at 5pm.  If you are planning to attend can you please let Mitch and Barbara know what you plan to bring.  Everyone is welcome!

Village News:  The winter edition is available after worship on 25 July for the parish visitors to collect, and deliver to the people they visit.

Burnside Primary School – fundraising hangi – Thursday 29 July at 5pm at school.  $10 ticket (vegetarian, pork or chicken).  Ph the school office 351 9407 or email

Help with internet banking:  An initiative to help folk with using internet banking is offered in Christchurch from July 26– to August 20.  You are invited to register for a ‘Digital Banking class’ by contacting Christchurch City Libraries ph 941 7923.

(or email Tracey at the Papanui Village office and she can send you a link to click on to register)

Here is a list of some of the locations, dates and times available:-

5 August, Fendalton library, 10am-12pm

10 August, Redwood library,

10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

17 August, Papanui library, 1pm-3pm

20 August, Bishopdale library, 1pm-3pm.

Community energy action – cost-effective heating solutions and expert service, with a charitable purpose:  Insulation is the first step to a warmer, healthier and more comfortable home.  All homes built (or insulated) before 2008 are recommended to be checked for insulation and topped up.  Even with insulation, nearly all New Zealand homes will need heating to achieve recommended warmth levels.  At CEA we can help you with this – we are the service provider for the government’s Kiwi Warmer Homes subsidy programme.  For low-income owner occupiers we can provide subsidised (or free if qualified) insulation.  Contact us to find out if you qualify for assistance.  Also available are subsidies for heat pump installation (or woodburner or pellet fires), and insulation for private rental properties.  Our energy advisors provide free, independent, no obligation advice over the phone or by email, specific to your situation. As a charitable trust, we can guarantee our advice will always be fair, objective and independent.

To find out more please contact us, ph 374 7222 or 0800 438 9276 (0800 GETWARM) or email

Sun 259.30am 10.00amLight Breakfast, followed by Worship ServiceBryndwr
10.00amSt Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru Worship ServiceRangi Ruru
5.30pmEvening Circle (phone for venue)Ph office
Mon 269.30amMusic MomentsPapanui
10.00amPre-school MusicBryndwr
10.30amPainting Group meet in the NestPapanui
2.00pmSteady as you go, falls preventionPapanui
3.00pmKids ClubBryndwr
7.00pmTeo Reo classBryndwr
7.15pmIndoor Bowls (off-site this week) 
Tue 2710.00amCreative NestPapanui
Wed 289.45amBadmintonPapanui
10.00amPre-school MusicBryndwr
3.00pmKids ClubBryndwr
Thur 2911.30amWorship (followed by provided lunch)Papanui
6.00pmYouth GroupBryndwr
Fri 301.15pmIndoor BowlsPapanui
Sat 319.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
Sun 1st9.30am 10.00amLight Breakfast, followed by Worship ServiceBryndwr
6.00pmTable TalkPapanui

Helpers at Bryndwr 10am (1 August 2021)   

Setup:                          Kate and Liam Boardman.

Welcoming team:           ‘Found Youth’.

Readers:                       Kate and Liam Boardman.

Technician:                    Asher Spragg.

Counting:                      Mitch Mitchell, Vivienne Jackson.

Morning Tea:                 Catherine McKellar, Keren Ritchie, Ian Satterthwaite.

Grounds at Bryndwr:     Liam Boardman