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. 

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. 

Book Stall and Lilliput Libraries: A reminder that we have a couple of ways for you to obtain new reading material, with our monthly after Worship Service Book Stall (next stall Sunday 13 March at Bryndwr) and the Lilliput Libraries outside Bryndwr and Papanui Village buildings. 

Sun 610.00amWorship ServiceBryndwr
10.00amWorship ServiceRedwood
6.00pmTable Talk (ph Linda to find out the venue)ph Linda
Mon 79.30amMusic MomentsPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
10.30amPainting Group in the Creative NestPapanui
1.30pmBible Study and Prayer GroupRedwood
2.00pmSteady as you go, falls preventionPapanui
Tue 810.30amCreative Nest drop-inPapanui
7.30pmParish CouncilPapanui
Wed 99.45amBadmintonPapanui
10.00amPre-School MusicBryndwr
3.00pmSt Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru afternoon teaPapanui
Thur 1011.30amMidweek Worship Service Papanui
6.00pmYouth GroupBryndwr
Fri 11   
Sat 129.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
Sun 1310.00amWorship ServiceBryndwr
10.00amWorship ServiceRedwood
11.00amBook Stall after ServiceBryndwr

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. 

Helpers @ Bryndwr 10am (13 March 2022)

Setup:                          Gordon and Johan Dalkie.

Welcoming team:           Mitch and Barbara Mitchell, Gordon and Margaret Shields.

Readers:                       Ruth and Bruce Cooper.

Technician:                    Asher Spragg.

Counting:                      Amber Muir, Gordon Shields.

Grounds at Bryndwr:      Mitch Mitchell.