The Village Community Centre

At Bryndwr

About Bryndwr

The Community Centre has been operating on our Bryndwr site for 25 years. Originally being operated as the St Stephen’s Community Centre as part of St Stephen’s Church. St Stephen’s became part of The Village when it formed in 2014. We love being part of this community and doing our bit in making this area of our city a great place to be. Check out what’s on below!

What’s on at Bryndwr

The Village Market

Each first Saturday of the month in our Bryndwr building, we run a pop-up market which is now into its third year! It continues to be a place where people gather to buy, catch up, donate or just hang out together. There is a group who meet to knit & chat and there’s great coffee available.

The market has a focus of good quality second-hand household goods, toys, books; and from time-to-time, baking, jams, plants and our existing pre-loved clothing shop.

As with our clothing shop, we rely on the community to donate goods. Please do let us know if you’re having a clean out, downsizing or simply having a change around, we are happy to pick up & collect! Please contact the Bryndwr Office at 351 6664 for more information.

Clothing Shop

The Used Clothing Shop operates from the refurbished hall building on Saturday mornings. There is a wide variety of good quality, clean and tidy, used clothing and footwear; available for men, women and children. Some bedding is also available. Most articles are priced from $1 – $5. The shop is open on Saturday mornings from 9.15am to 12 noon. Come in and browse, we would love to see you.

Preschool Music @ Bryndwr

We run a pre-school music & play groups weekly (during primary school term time) Wednesdays at 10am (plus another group at Papanui on Mondays 9:30 called Music Moments). These groups are ideal places to meet other parents & introduce little people to music & movement. Over the last 20 years, we have had many parents bring their babies & toddlers along where they can enjoy watching them find their rhythm & grow in confidence in a group setting. The cost is $3 per family.

Foot Clinic

Every six weeks throughout the year, we host our popular foot clinic, which is designed to assist people who are struggling to tend to their feet. A friendly community has developed over the last 14 years. Feet are soaked, toenails are trimmed, followed by a soothing foot massage. We offer a cuppa and home baking. Places are limited, bookings are essential and volunteers are welcome. A generous Koha helps us to ensure a high standard of care.

Indoor Bowls

The Village Bowls Group meets on Monday evenings from 7.15pm from mid- March to early October. This fine group of people enjoy one another’s company and warmly welcome new members. Tuition can be provided. Soft-soled footwear is essential!

Also on at Bryndwr

  • Art of Yoga
  • Dance 4 Us (special needs therapy)
  • GoGrans Exercise Group
  • Twins Plus Playgroup
  • Perinatal Wellbeing Support
  • M.A.S.H Out of School Care
  • Saxophone Group (Korean speaking)
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Linedance Christchurch
  • Bryndwr Community Garden

Get in touch

The Village @ Bryndwr

365a Ilam Road
Christchurch, New Zealand

Phone: 03 351 6664


Office Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri 9am – 11:30am & Tues/Thurs 9am – 12pm