Result of the Voting Process:  The four members of the Congregation who have been elected onto the Ministry Settlement Board are:  Lesley C., John C., Andrew S., Sandra W-T, and the Parish Council representatives are: Joy and Liam.

Chapel at Bryndwr:  The chapel in our building at Bryndwr was intended to be a space for prayerful contemplation, where members would feel comfortable going to sit quietly alone or with one another for introspection and prayer.  I’m wondering if the artists and craftspeople in our community would be interested in creating appropriate artwork that would enhance the sense that this is sacred space.  Joy.

Age Concern – Steady as You Go, Falls Prevention Class:  We have arranged with Age Concern to offer a weekly, community-based Falls Prevention Class at The Village Church at Papanui.  Beginning date is Thursday 16 May, at 9.30am.  Koha of $3 per session.  If you have questions about this please phone Anna Tillman, Health Promoter at Age Concern, 331 7811.

Papanui Office Closed:  From Monday 22 April, reopening Tuesday 30 April at 9.30am.  Please direct any queries to Fei at Bryndwr during this time.  Thank you.

Roster Reminder – Sun 28 April:

Setup: Ken, Andrew.

Welcoming: Salilo and Jerry,

Fuatino and Sapu.

Reading: Kate, Jean.

Counting: Jane, Christine M.

Morning Tea: Alison and John, Keren.

Technician: Grant.

Grounds at Bryndwr (Sat 27): Liam.


Offering Receipt:  Your receipts to 31 March 2024 are available today.  Any queries please contact Donella or Keren.


WINTER WARMERS!!!  I bet you are longing for our tasty cheese rolls. THEY WILL BE BACK. made on May 18th and available for pick up between 11am and 12 that day or on Sunday May 19th.

Place your orders on the clip board at the back of the Village – Bryndwr Common by May 12th ($8 for 6 and $15 for a dozen.)

We would love some help on the morning of the 18th.  Please volunteer by placing your name on another clipboard at the back of the Common.

Payment can be made online to the Village Church account no. Please add your name with the reference “cheese rolls” so your payment can be recognized. Cash to Christine A. or either church Office.



April Time Event Venue
Sun 21 10.00am Worship Service


6.00pm Table Talk Papanui
Mon 22 School Holidays.

Papanui office closed this week (reopens Tuesday 30 April)

10.30am Painting Group in the Creative Nest Papanui
7.00pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tue 23 10.00am Fly-Bys Bryndwr
10.30am Creative Nest, drop-in (10.30am-12.30pm) Papanui
Wed 24 9.45am Badminton Papanui
Thurs 25 Anzac Day – no Worship Service today.
Fri 26 11.00am GoGrans Exercise Group Bryndwr
1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 27 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 28 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
5.30pm Evening Circle ph Catherine for details


Giving to The Village:  Some wonderful things happen through The Village, and people giving financially is an important way to support both our church activities and the initiatives we run to serve our communities.  An offering is made available during our Sunday worship but you are also welcome to give by automatic payment or envelope which means you can claim a tax credit of 33% for your donation.  Please contact Keren R. or Donella D. for more information.