The Village at Redwood:  At the end of 2010, the Minister of many years left St Lukes Presbyterian Church at Redwood, to pursue new opportunities.  (It was also fair to say that the Parish Council had advised the Minister that another 12 months of Ministry was all that could be afforded).   Between 2010 and 2015 the Parish operated without a Minister.  In 2015 the Parish made an agreement with the newly formed Village Presbyterian Church comprising St Giles Papanui and St Stephens Bryndwr, for the provision of half time Ministry.  This helped to keep the Parish functioning on a daily basis with the assistance of our own leadership team.  In 2021 the Parish voted unanimously to integrate The Parish of St Lukes into The Village Church with St Lukes to be known as The Village Redwood.

One of the key points of the agreement was that the congregation at Redwood would join the Village Church Sunday Worship which is held at Bryndwr every Sunday at 10am, providing the opportunity to be part of a much larger congregation as well as the participation in many activities held weekly.

We would like to let you know that the last Sunday service at Redwood will be held on August 27th commencing at 10am.  We wish to extend an invitation to you to attend this special service of celebration and thanksgiving for all that has been at St Luke’s over the years.  The service will be followed by a late morning tea, perhaps you might call it early lunch.  We would appreciate if you could RSVP your attendance, or non-attendance to either of us, by Wednesday 23rd August.

On behalf of the Redwood Leadership Team, Margaret ( & Alistair (

Two musical opportunities on Sunday 27th August:-

The first is “French Romantic Organ Music” played by John Dodgshun at St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru at 2pm.

Music by: Boellmann, Lefebure-Wely, Franck, Guilmant & Chauvet. Programmes $5.00, at the door.  Students free.

The second is “Jazzmatazz” Afternoon Delight from 4-5pm, at St. Silas Anglican Church, Main North Road, Redwood.  An hour of jazz (choir) followed by a cup of tea or coffee.  An all-ages event.  A donation/koha at the door, plus something for the food bank would be appreciated.  Any questions, please phone Chris Richardson, who is part of the choir – phone 359 6063

The Village Presbyterian Church Annual General Meeting –

Following worship on Sunday September 10 at 11.15am. Apologies for those unable to be there,  can be made to Sabrina at Bryndwr or Tracey at Papanui.

Roster Reminder for Sun 27 August:

Setup:  Andrew, Ken.

Welcoming: Kath & Ken, Margaret.W.

Reading:  John & Nan.

Counting: Christine.A, Amber.

Morning Tea: Annie, Catherine, Paula.

Technician: Asher.

Grounds at Bryndwr: Ken.


August Time Event Venue
Sun 20 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui
Mon 21 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.30am Painting Group in the Creative Nest Papanui
1.30pm Bible Study & Prayer Group Redwood
3.00pm Kids Club Bryndwr
6.45pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tue 22 10.00am Fly-Bys Visiting Bryndwr
10.30am Creative Nest Papanui
Wed 23 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Thurs 24 8.00am Village Prayers in the Chapel Bryndwr
11.30am Midweek Worship Service, followed by lunch Papanui
6.00pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 25 1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 26 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 27 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
10.00am Special Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving. Followed by morning tea.  Please rsvp to the Peats’ Redwood
10.00am St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru Rangi Ruru
5.30pm Evening Circle (ph Catherine for details)