World Day of Prayer- FRIDAY 1st MARCH

An invitation to join in worship and fellowship at St Margaret’s, from 10am (morning tea).  There’s plenty of off-street parking around St Margaret’s, and in the Bishopdale Village carpark across the street.

Establishing a Lay Worship Team:

During this season of transition, we have a wonderful opportunity to develop new skills as we try out new ways of doing things.   Even when we were being led by a full-time minister, there were times when we have had to call on members of the congregation to organise and lead Sunday worship.  These occasions may increase in the near future.  Parish Council has therefore approved the establishment of a Lay Worship Team.  When required, the team will get together to plan out the service and during Sunday worship each person in the team will contribute by delivering one aspect of the service (e.g. a prayer, the children’s story, notices, the reflection).

Training in all aspects of a worship service will be provided for all who express interest in becoming a member of The Village Lay Worship Team.  If you would like to join this team, or just want to know more about it before making a commitment, please contact Joy.

Indoor Bowls at Papanui:  Join us at the Village Papanui on a Friday afternoon 1.30pm to 3.00pm for a social game of indoor bowls.  No previous bowling experience needed. The first afternoon is Friday 1st March 2024. Be there by 1.15pm and wear flat, soft-soled shoes. Contact Margaret S. for further details.

Bryndwr Banter:  The latest newsletter is nearly ready to be delivered.  Please contact Tracey, Fei or Mary Jo to help in distributing this fantastic resource, which also lets our neighbours know what’s happening at the Village!  Thanks so much for your help!

Easter CampGene is preparing to take the youth group to Eastercamp.  It is a big exciting event on their calendar!

There are a few young people who need financial assistance to be able to attend.  If you would like to sponsor a young person, please contact Gene at

Registration cost is $250 per camper – we don’t ask sponsors to pay for the full amount but ask for a contribution. Payments are due 22 March so donations made prior to that would be appreciated.

There are other costs to attend such as hiring a group marquee. The youth group is planning to fundraise for the event as well.

If you would like to donate directly to the bank account please Include your surname and E.Camp in the reference boxes.  Thank you!

Church Donations:  A reminder that March 31 is the end of the financial tax year and a time to think about any additional giving we might make to the church, which will result in a donations tax credit of 33 cents in the dollar from IRD.

Roster Reminder – Sun 3 March:

Setup: Market Team.

Welcoming: Nancy M, Kath & Ken.

Reading: Jenny & Trevor.

Counting: Amber, John C.

Morning Tea: Salilo & Jerry,

Fuatino & Sapu.

Technician: Liam.

Grounds at Bryndwr (Sat 2nd): John.


February Time Event Venue
Sun 25 10.00am Worship Service Papanui
10.00am St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru Rangi Ruru
5.30pm Evening Circle at the McKs’ Ph office for info.
Mon 26 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.30am Painting Group in the Creative Nest Papanui
Tue 27 10.00am Fly-Bys Bryndwr
10.30am Creative Nest, drop-in (10.30am-12.30pm) Papanui
Wed 28 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Thurs 29 11.30am Midweek Worship Service, followed by lunch Papanui
6.00pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 1 March 1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 2 9.00am Clothing Shop and the Village Market Bryndwr
Sun 3 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui


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.