IN PERSON WORSHIP RESUMES @ BRYNDWR, 10am, 3rd October – The Parish Council is pleased to announce that we will aim to resume meeting in person for Sunday 10am worship @ Bryndwr from this Sunday, October 3. We will operate under a 100 person limit, face masks/coverings are encouraged and we will not be serving morning tea for the time being as it can create a crowded area! Contact tracing is mandatory either via the app or manually and please stay home if you are feeling unwell for the sake of others in our community. We are looking forward to being able to meet together again for worship! 

A QUICK APOLOGY – Sorry to those who tried to join our virtual morning tea last Sunday! We had a wee technical (and human) error which meant no one was able to join in at all! We’ll enjoy, as we have been emerging from lockdown, seeing each other in person more.  

VIDEOING OUR SERVICES – When we return to in-person worship @ Bryndwr on Sundays we would like to trial producing a live stream of our services. This is so that those who are unwell or who do not feel comfortable being in a larger group will still be able to participate in the services. The sky’s the limit with how much money can be spent on equipment to make this happen, as you can imagine! Rather than spending money in the first instance while we try it out for a few weeks we are wondering if anyone in the parish has a spare digital camcorder or DSLR camera that we might be able to borrow as we work out how to best do this and if there is a real need for it? If you do have a spare camera, please get in touch with Dan.

ILAM & AORANGI ROAD CYCLEWAY – We have had two good meetings with the City Council staff who are working on this project. It was good of them to initiate conversations with us and listen to any concerns or thoughts we have had about this cycleway. The cycleway will go directly in front of our Bryndwr site. There are two design options at this stage that are open for public consultation. Can I encourage you to either go online or attend the in-person consultation and share your thoughts? Details are below – Dan. 
Public consultation is now open on the third and final section of Te Ara O-Rakipaoa Nor’West Arc Cycleway, linking Papanui to the University of Canterbury.Running from Princess Margaret Hospital to Harewood Road, the cycleway is making it safer for all road users – cyclists, pedestrians and drivers. Separating bikes from cars means there’s more room on the road for everyone.Christchurch City Council want your feedback on the 4km section of cycleway along Ilam Road, Aorangi Road and Matsons Avenue.You’ve got until Tuesday 12 October to share your feedback. Read more at NEWSLINE or visit for more information and to make a submission.

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE PCANZ – Opens this evening (Wednesday 29th) with an opening service of worship which you are welcome to tune into via live stream. The link to the live stream and the order of service can be found at The service includes communion and you are encouraged to prepare your own elements before service begins. The Assembly this year is being held electronically due to Covid restrictions. 

FINAL MIDWEEK UPDATE FOR NOW – We’ll resume with our weekly updates/notices being published on Sundays in print at worship and online on our website in the days following this coming Sunday.