Village Prayers:  Praying together for God’s life amongst us and our communities is an important rhythm in our week. We meet on Thursday mornings at 8am in the Chapel at Bryndwr for this. Anyone is welcome to join. We are usually finished by 8:30am. If you have questions, talk with Dan.

Women’s Fellowship is meeting on Friday 26 May at the home of Hannie from 2 p.m. Everyone is most welcome. Please ring Hannie if you have any questions and bring a small plate of something delicious to share.

Cleaning at Bryndwr:  We are without a cleaner at Bryndwr for the next few weeks while Adrienne is unavailable. We please ask that all groups take an extra minute or two to ensure they leave the spaces clean and tidy, ready for the next group. Many thanks, Dan.

Kids Club is each Monday 3-5pm.  If you have children or grandchildren that would like to join the Kid’s Club, you can get a registration form from the office, or contact Kate B or Dan.

We are looking for adult leaders to help volunteer, a flexible arrangement is fine.  We are in need of someone to run the kitchen in June, July and August – or different people on a roster during that time.

Lego – we are looking for Lego for Village Kids and Kids Club.  If you have any spare, please contact Kate B, or the office.

Table Talk presents … Paddington! As a fundraiser for Operation Refugee, we are running a family-friendly, fun movie night.  Saturday 4th June (King’s Birthday weekend), arrive by 3.50pm for a 4.00pm start (finish time 6.30pm) @ 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.  If you have any questions, please contact Annie or Kate B.

“SHREK The Musical” June 23, 24, 27, 28, 29: Middleton Grange School is proud to present ‘Shrek’.    Starring Connor C. as Shrek!  The Grange Theatre, 25 Arthur Street, Upper Riccarton.  Tickets available online at

Congregational Meetings – Notice is given of Congregational Meetings to decide on the following motion:

‘That The Village set the insurance for the buildings at Bryndwr and Papanui, and for the Manses at Truman Road and Virtue Place at ‘Reinstatement (or Replacement)’ cover, and that the insurance for the building at Redwood be set at ‘Indemnity’ cover.’

Reinstatement (or Replacement) Insurance Cover:  provides cover for repairs or replacement of the building as new.

Indemnity Insurance Cover: provides cover to put the congregation in the same position it was in before any loss, allowing for the depreciation of the building. It will not provide the funds to totally reinstate the building in the event of loss.

Meetings will be held following worship on the following dates: Sunday 28th May at Bryndwr, Thursday 1st June at Papanui following the Midweek Service, and Sunday 4th June at Redwood.

Roster Reminder for Sun 28 May

Setup: Andrew, Ken.

Welcoming: Ruth & Bruce, Sharon.

Reading: Andrew, Jean.

Counting: Mitch, Amber.

Morning Tea: Salilo & Jerry,

Fuatino & Sapu.

Technician: Grant.

Grounds at Bryndwr: John.


May Time Event Venue
Sun 21 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
10.00am Worship Service Redwood
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui
Mon 22 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
10.30am Painting Group, Creative Nest Papanui
1.30pm Bible Study and Prayer Group Redwood
3.00pm Kids Club Bryndwr
6.45pm Indoor Bowls (begins at 7pm) Bryndwr
Tue 23 10.00am Fly-Bys Visitors Bryndwr
10.30am Creative Nest Papanui
Wed 24 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Thurs 25 8.00am Village Prayers in the Chapel Bryndwr
11.30am Midweek Worship Service, followed by lunch Papanui
6.00pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 26 1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 27 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 28 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
10.00am Worship Service, St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru Rangi Ruru
5.30pm Evening Circle (ph Catherine for details) @ McKs’