Notification of Congregational Meeting:  Notice is hereby given to hold a congregational meeting after church services at Papanui on Thursday 30 March and Bryndwr and Redwood on Sunday 2nd April.  The purpose of the meeting is to put a resolution to apply for the use of capital funds to finance the bathroom renovations in the Bryndwr manse.

First Thursday6 April from 5.00 to 6.00pm at the Village Bryndwr.  A social hour held in the Common.  BYO drinks, we provide the nibbles.  Everyone is assured of a warm welcome!

School Holidays – Term 1 ends Thursday 6 April and Term 2 begins Mon 24 April (Anzac Day – Tuesday 25 April)

Maundy Thursday service, 6 April at 8pm  Join us for a short contemplative service at 8pm in the chapel (entrance at the far end of the Bryndwr building). Tenebrae, also known as the Service of Shadows, takes place in a darkened room lit by candles. We will use a pre-recording that features music and a series of scripture readings that chronicle Jesus’ final week.  After each reading, a candle is extinguished; we leave in darkness (apart from the Christ candle) and in silence. 

Our Easter Services:

Good Friday, (April 7)

10am at the Village Redwood

Easter Sunday, (April 9)

10am at the Village Bryndwr

Our April Book Stall will be Sunday 16 April, after the Worship Service at the Village Bryndwr.  We appreciate donations of all types of books, thank you for your support of this fundraising activity for the Village Church.

Easter Eggs for Pillars – thank you so much for your generous donations of Easter eggs which have now been delivered to Pillars, ready to be given to the families.  A special thanks to Tracey and Sabrina for coordinating the collection and to Lesley for delivering the eggs to Pillars.

Alpine Presbytery is seeking a new Presbytery Treasurer.  A voluntary position, with an honorarium.  Time commitment is approximately 25 hours per month.  Further info is available from Tracey at Papanui or Sabrina at Bryndwr.

Autumn Combined Service and Feast: Sunday 30 April, at the Village Bryndwr.  We look forward to combining as a whole Village for fellowship, worship, and a shared ‘feast’.

The service will start with Bagels & Hot Drinks at 10am, followed by worship (10.30am), and aiming to share food together at 12pm.  We look forward to celebrating together!

(Surname A-L please bring a dessert, M-Z please bring a salad). Meat will be provided.

Roster Reminder for Sun 9 April

Setup: Andrew & Judith.

Welcoming: Claire & David, Jean.

Reading: Jenny & Trevor.

Counting: Andrew, Christine A.

Morning Tea: Mary Jo, Kath, Peter R.

Technician: Donald.

Grounds at Bryndwr: Ken.


APRIL Time Event Venue
Sun 2 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
10.00am Worship Service Redwood
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui
Mon 3 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
1.30pm Bible Study and Prayer Group Redwood
6.45pm Indoor Bowls (begins at 7pm) Bryndwr
Tue 4 10.00am Fly-Bys Bryndwr
10.30am Creative Nest Tues drop-in Papanui
Wed 5 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Thurs 6 8.00am Village Prayers in the Chapel Bryndwr
11.30am Midweek Worship Service, followed by lunch Papanui
5.00pm Thursday Hour Bryndwr
8.00pm Maundy Thursday Service – Chapel Bryndwr
Fri 7 10.00am Good Friday Service Redwood
Sat 8      
Sun 9 10.00am Easter Sunday Service Bryndwr