Carols, communion, and children’s Christmas celebration – 10am service Sunday 17th December

Come along and celebrate Christmas with the young people of the Village. Everyone is welcome at this special service– bring your children, your grandchildren, and your neighbours! Morning tea will follow the service. If you are able to bring a plate of child-friendly food to share, it would be much appreciated.

A note of thanks from Josh:  Thank you to all who contributed to, and were able to make it along to my ordination service on Sunday afternoon, it was a great time of celebration.  I felt very supported and honoured by the Village community. A special acknowledgment to the hospitality team who orchestrated a lovely supper! Thank you.

Changes at the Village

As most of you will be aware, David B. has stepped down from the role of Parish Clerk.  We thank David for his leadership during his time as Parish Clerk, and for his on-going service to The Village Church by continuing to be a member of Parish Council.  At the Parish Council meeting on 14 November, Joy was appointed the new Parish Clerk.

Parish Council wishes to advise the members of The Village Church that the Rev. Dan Spragg has accepted a call to a new Presbytery role, and will be taking up this new position in February.  Dan’s last service at The Village will be on Sunday 28 January 2024.  We ask for God’s blessings on Dan as he faces the challenges of this new Presbytery role.

Roster Reminder – Sun 17 December:

Setup: Donald & Catherine.

Welcoming: Nancy M, Ruth & Bruce.

Reading:  Claire & David.

Counting: Margaret M., Andrew.

Morning Tea: Paula, Kath, Judith.

Technician: Donald.

Grounds at Bryndwr (Sat 16) Liam.

All Elders are invited to join the Parish Council in their 6-month assessment of our Vision, Mission, and Actions. The Parish Council regularly reviews this document to ensure we are doing what we want to be doing and to be sure we are looking after and supporting all our activities, initiatives, and people as best we can. You are invited to join on Tuesday, December 12 at the Village Papanui from 7:15pm and we will finish the meeting at 8:30pm with a shared supper. Being December, this will be a good way to also celebrate and mark the end of another year. The meeting will be held in The Nest at Papanui.

Last Midweek Service – December 14 

Christmas & New Year Services

December 17 – Readings & Carols with Communion and Christmas with our young people

December 24 – no morning service

6pm at Bryndwr – Family Friendly Christmas Eve Service

9pm at Papanui – Christmas Eve Reflective Service

December 31 – Combined Service (time to be advised) with St Mark’s and St Margaret’s, at St Margaret’s

From January 7 – Bryndwr at 10am each Sunday.

Dec Time Event Venue
Sun 10 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
  Book Stall Bryndwr
Mon 11 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
Tue 12 10.00am Fly-Bys Bryndwr
12.00pm Friendly Circle Lunch at the Richards’
7.15pm Parish Council / Elders meeting in the Creative Nest, followed by shared supper Papanui
Wed 13 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
2.00pm StaRR Afternoon Tea at Hamish’s home  
Thurs 14 11.30am Midweek Worship Service, followed by lunch Papanui
1.00pm Foot Clinic Bryndwr
6.30pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 15 1.00pm Foot Clinic Bryndwr
Sat 16 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 17 10.00am Carols, communion and children’s Christmas celebration Bryndwr
6.00pm Table Talk, at Linda’s home at Linda’s home


Christmas / Summer Office & Holiday arrangements

The offices at Papanui and Bryndwr will be closed from Friday December 22 and will be open again on Monday 15 January.

Dan is on leave from December 26 – January 21.

Dan’s final service with us will be on January 28.

Josh is on leave from December 26 – January 14.