Morning Tea to Farewell Dan

The Rev. Dan Spragg’s last service at The Village will be on Sunday 28 January 2024.  We will farewell Dan, and thank him for his ministry among us over the last nine years, with a special morning tea after the service.  I would appreciate everyone contributing a small plate of treats for this morning tea.  Thank you.

Joy (Parish Clerk).

Bryndwr Community Event: “Unity Under the Sun” A social gathering for the Bryndwr Community.

Saturday 27 January from 11am to 2pm.  A vibrant showcase of community spirit, exciting activities, and a warm welcome to new neighbours.  Discover local services, make lasting connections, and celebrate the heart of Bryndwr together.

Morley Reserve – Morley Street/Clyde Road. (Rain date: Saturday 3 February). Family-friendly with children’s activities and a sausage sizzle.

 Proudly supported by Bryndwr Chapel, Bryndwr Community Gardens, Christchurch City Council, Kainga Ora, Rangatahi Bryndwr Trust, New Generation Church, St Aidan’s Anglican Church and the Village Church.

Please check your details in the Directory:  Please email or phone Tracey at the Papanui office if any of your contact details have changed.  We will be printing the 2024 edition of the Village Directory soon.  Phone 352 6197 or   Thank you.

Thank you from KidsCan: We received a ‘Certificate of Support’ from the KidsCan charity in acknowledgement of the money we donated (from koha and raffle ticket sales) after the November exhibition at the Village Papanui.  “Thank you for your generous donation of $383.70 to KidsCan NZ.  Your generosity will make a real difference to Kiwi kids affected by poverty.”  Thank you to everyone who contributed!

January & February Birthdays Celebration Dinner- Please note the change of address

Ken & Kath N. invite all in the parish who celebrate a birthday in these 2 months, along with their significant other, to a potluck dinner at their home on Friday 26th January at 6 pm.  Please RSVP.

Roster Reminder – Sun 28 January:

Setup: Kate, Liam.

Welcoming: Ruth & Bruce, Margaret B.

Reading: Sandra W-T, Anne S.

Counting: Christine A, Jane.

Morning Tea: Paula, Judith & Andrew.

Technician: Donald.

Grounds at Bryndwr (Sat 27): Mitch.


January Time Event Venue
Sun 21 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
Mon 22      
Tue 23      
Wed 24 9.45am Badminton Papanui
Thurs 25 11.30am Midweek Worship Service – followed by lunch Papanui
Fri 26      
Sat 27 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 28 10.00am Worship Service – followed by morning tea to farewell Dan


10.00am Worship Service, St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru Rangi Ruru
5.30pm Evening Circle at the McKs Ph office