The Papanui office will be closed for 5-6 weeks, from Wed 13 September.  Sabrina will be taking care of emails and can be contacted with any other queries during that time.

New cycleway on Ilam Rd, between Memorial Ave and Aorangi Road.  Traffic Impacts – a one way system will begin on Monday 11 September – traffic will travel northbound (southbound traffic will be detoured) so there will be no access to Ilam Road from the Clyde Road roundabout.  Footpath access around the work site will be maintained. Estimated completion is end of December.

Our Sunday Sermon is usually posted to the Village Church website on a Monday.  If you can’t be at Church on a Sunday and would like to read the Sermon, you’ll find it under the ‘Reflections’ heading – go to

If you would like to go on the list to receive the Alpine Presbytery Newsletter each week you can email Gail at to subscribe.

October Birthday Friends:

On Sunday October 15th you and your significant other are invited to join together at at 6:30pm to celebrate the October birthdays. Please RSVP by 4th October to  John or Alison. Once we have the number attending, we will be in touch about what to bring.

The Village Bryndwr – is going Pink for a Day! Sunday 22 October @ 10am. We are raising money for the Breast Cancer Foundation in support of those in our community with breast cancer, via donations on the day and ongoing online giving at

Think (and wear) pink! 

Halloween Celebration –  Combined Service and Feast

A reminder to please join us for bagels and coffee at 10am before our service at 10:30am and stay for a celebration and feast afterwards on 29 October. More details to come with ‘bring a plate’ details. This is our final feast for the year. We look forward to another great morning of fellowship and worship together!

Art Exhibition 2023 – Papanui

Roster Reminder – Sun 8 October:

Setup: Market Team

Welcoming: Margaret and Gordon S. and Margaret B.

Reading:  Kate B. and Ian C.

Counting: Amber M. and Gordon S.

Morning Tea: Alison and John C. and Keren R.

Technician: Grant

Grounds at Bryndwr (Sat 7th): Liam

Sept Time Event Venue
Sun 1 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
11.45am August/September Birthday Lunch Five Stars
5.00pm Table Talk Papanui
Mon 2 6.45pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Wed 4 9.45am Badminton Papanui
Thurs 5 11.30am Midweek Worship Service, followed by lunch Papanui
Fri 6 1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 7 9.00am Market Day Bryndwr
9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 8 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
11.00am Book Stall Papanui