Congregational meeting today: The Village Parish Council are calling a congregational meeting on 27 February after 10am worship at Bryndwr and Redwood, to consider the following motion – ‘That The Village pursue the sale of the Valerie Place manse (formerly St Luke’s) on an ‘as is where is’ basis.’ 

Soap – last sales at the extremely good price of $5 for 3 bars:  The funds from these sales will be donated to the Tongan Relief Fund. The remaining 150 soaps are available to purchase after church at Bryndwr and Redwood, or from either Papanui or Bryndwr offices.

Creative Nest: A new start time on Tuesday mornings has been set, so we now begin at 10.30am.  This makes it easier for carparking, as the fitness class using the hall finish at that time.  If you would enjoy working on your project (knitting, writing, family history, scrapbooking etc) in a relaxed and friendly environment or feel like doing a jigsaw puzzle or playing scrabble with a cuppa among friends, do come along.

Easter eggs for Pillars: As we have done in previous years, we are collecting Easter eggs to be given to Pillars who distribute them to the children of people in prison. (For information about Pillars, go to

Eggs can be brought to church up to and including Sunday 27th March, or left in the collection boxes at Bryndwr, Papanui and Redwood. 

Help for Village people who are self-isolating Alongside the wonderful connections that the Pastoral Visitors continue to make, we are creating a list of people who could be available to help members of the Village who need support when they are self-isolating. Support would involve (but is not limited to)

Picking up and dropping off groceries, medicine, books, jigsaw puzzles, soup or baking etc., Walking dogs (or other non-contact pet care), Making soup or baking

The Ministers, clerks and parish councillors would then ask for assistance from people on the list, as requests for help are received. If you think you might be able to help, please contact Annie or Kate B. who are collating this information. 

Sun 2710.00amWorship Service  Bryndwr
10.00amRedwood Worship ServiceRedwood
10.00amWorship ServiceRangi Ruru
5.30pmEvening Circle (phone Catherine)Ph 3511 912
Mon 289.30amMusic MomentsPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
10.30amSit & Be FitRedwood
10.30amPainting Group in the Creative NestPapanui
1.30pmBible Study and Prayer GroupRedwood
2.00pmSteady as you go, falls preventionPapanui
Tue 110.30amCreative Nest drop-inPapanui
Wed 29.45amBadmintonPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
Thur 311.30amMidweek Worship ServicePapanui
5.00pmThursday Hour All welcome, byo drinksBryndwr
6.00pmYouth GroupBryndwr
Fri 4   
Sat 59.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
Sun 610.00amWorship ServiceBryndwr
10.00amWorship ServiceRedwood
6.00pmTable Talk (ph Linda)phone for venue

As you will appreciate, while we are operating under the Red setting of the traffic light system, all our regular activities are subject to change – if you would like to confirm an event before you go, please make contact with the person who runs the group, or phone the office where the event happens and we will find out for you. 

Next week’s helpers @ Bryndwr 10am (6 March 2022)

Setup:                          Donald and Catherine McKellar.

Welcoming team:           Janice and Ian Cundall, Margaret Beaver, Nancy Morgan.

Readers:                       Frances Coburn, Sharon Spragg.

Technician:                    Grant Muir.

Counting:                      Christine Miller, Vivienne Jackson.

Grounds at Bryndwr:     Ken Newton