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 Brown 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 Kingsbury-Aitken 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 rol

January & February birthdays celebration Time to kick off the January & February birthday evening which will be at Vina M’s home, on 26th January beginning at 6pm.  (There will be more info later).

Christmas & New Year Services

December 24 – no morning service

6pm at Bryndwr – Family Friendly Christmas Eve Service

9pm at Papanui – Christmas Eve Reflective Service

December 25 – 10am Christmas Day Service at Bryndwr

December 31 – Combined Service 10am with St Mark’s and St Margaret’s, at St Margaret’s

Please bring a small plate of food for a shared morning tea

From January 7 – Bryndwr at 10am each Sunday

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.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year full of all God’s Hope, Peace, Joy and Love!

December Time Event Venue
Sun 17 10.00am  

Worship Service

6.00pm Table Talk (at Linda’s home)  
Mon 18      
Tues 19 10.00am Fly-Bys Bryndwr
Wed 20 9.45am Badminton Papanui
Thurs 21      
Fri 22   Offices close at midday  
Sat 23      
Sun 24 10.00am St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru Service Rangi Ruru
6.00pm Family Friendly Christmas Eve Service Bryndwr
9.00pm Christmas Eve Reflective Service Papanui
Mon 25 10.00am Christmas Day Service Bryndwr