Table Talk presents… Mamma Mia 2  Here we go again! 

As a fundraiser for Operation Refugee, we are running a family friendly, fun movie night.

When: Sunday 2nd June(King’s Birthday weekend),

4.15pm for a 4.30pm start (7pm finish)

Where: The Village Papanui.

Pizza dinner, snacks and dessert will be provided.  If you have any dietary preferences, please let us know.  Any koha received (for the food) will be donated to Operation Refugee (Christian World Service).

Please come along and bring your friends and family, anyone who wants good company, a break from cooking dinner, and the chance to join in singing some great Abba tunes!

Friendship Circle: Mid-winter Christmas Meal, all welcome.  Tuesday 11 June at 12 midday. For details and or to rsvp (for catering numbers) please phone Jennifer or Pat.

Calling all gardeners!  Burnside Primary is looking for volunteers to help, one hour a week with native plants and raised bed vegie gardens at the school.  Contact Bianca, the science teacher, at –

Knit for Purpose!  At the Village Community Market, Saturday 8 June from 9am to 11.30am.  Peggy squares knitted into blankets will be donated to vulnerable communities via Volunteering Canterbury.

Volunteering Canterbury are collecting knitted (or crocheted) peggy squares, with the aim of providing blankets to those in need in our community (through local organisations).  The link below will take you to the information page, which has links to a knitting pattern, a ’how to knit’ video, and a how to crochet’ video.

(Size 8 -4mm- needles, use 8ply DK wool if possible please, any colour.  Cast on 30 stitches, work 60 rows garter stitch (knit every row) or until your work measures 14.5cm.  Cast off.)  If you have any squares to donate, simply leave them at either the Papanui or Bryndwr Village offices, and we will arrange delivery to Community House. (V.Canterbury need the squares in to them by 8 June for this campaign).

The time-line for this year’s campaign is very short, but if this is something you would enjoy doing at your leisure, we would love to collect peggy squares during the year, to enable a large contribution for next winter.

They are happy for squares to be made in wool, cotton, acrylic or a mix, but ask that you indicate which it is.  This will ensure that blankets destined for newborns and neonates, are 100% wool.

May/June birthdays will be celebrated with a potluck tea on Friday, 14 June at 6pm. If you would like to join us, please RSVP to Catherine or Don.


The Village Market Each first Saturday of the month in our Bryndwr building, we run a pop-up market.     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.

This month the Market will be held Saturday June 8th

THURSDAY HOUR! 5-6pm, June 6th @ Bryndwr.

All Welcome!  Byo drink.  Nibbles provided.  Any questions, call Mitch and Barb.

Ōtautahi Christchurch Eco Church Gathering

Tuesday, 11 June 2024

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Christchurch Envirohub

Christchurch Botanic Gardens

A special topic that we’re covering is calculating your church’s carbon footprint and the 360°carbon calculator for churches tool.

We’ll also hear from special guests from Christchurch Enviro Hub and Christchurch City Council.

Come along and connect with others and learn how we can continue to integrate sustainability and creation care into our church communities.

It would be great if you could RSVP to the event at:

For more info, contact James at

Roster Reminder – Sun 9 June:

Setup: Judith & Andrew.

Welcoming: Gordon & Margaret,

Sue & Charlotte.

Reading: Judith & Andrew.

Counting: Christine A, Gordon.

Morning Tea: Claire & David, Wayne.

Technician: Liam.

Grounds at Bryndwr (Sat 8th): Mitch.


June Time Event Venue
Sun 2 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
4.15pm Table Talk presents, Mamma Mia Papanui
Mon 3   King’s Birthday  
Tue 4 10.00am Fly-Bys Bryndwr
10.30am Creative Nest, drop-in (10.30am-12.30pm) Papanui
Wed 5 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Thurs 6 9.30am Steady As You Go Falls Prevention Papanui
11.30am Midweek Worship Service, followed by lunch Papanui
5.00pm Thursday Hour Bryndwr
6.00pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 7 11.00am GoGrans Exercise Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 8 9.00am Clothing Shop and the Village Market Bryndwr
Sun 9 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
  Book Stall Bryndwr