The Licencing & Ordination of Josh Olds

We are very excited to be planning a service of Licencing and Ordination for Josh following the completion of his Internship on 3 December, 5pm at Papanui, followed by a shared supper. This will be a wonderful time of congratulations and celebration for Josh as he embarks on the next chapter in his Ministry.

Changes at the Village

David B. has stepped down from the role of Parish Clerk.  We thank David for his leadership during his time as Parish Clerk, and for his on-going service to The Village Church by continuing to be a member of Parish Council.  At the Parish Council meeting on 14 November, Joy was appointed the new Parish Clerk.

Parish Council wishes to advise the members of The Village Church that the Rev. Dan Spragg has accepted a call to a new Presbytery role, and will be taking up this new position in February.  Dan’s last service at The Village will be on Sunday 28 January 2024.  We ask for God’s blessings on Dan as he faces the challenges of this new Presbytery role.

All Elders are invited to join the Parish Council in their 6 month assessment of our Vision, Mission, and Actions. The Parish Council regularly reviews this document to ensure we are doing what we want to be doing and to be sure we are looking after and supporting all our activities, initiatives, and people as best we can. You are invited to join on Tuesday December 12 at the Village Papanui from 7:15pm and we will finish the meeting at 8:30pm with a shared supper. Being December, this will be a good way to also celebrate and mark the end of another year. The meeting will be held in The Nest at Papanui.

The Parish Council gives notice of (another!) congregational meeting to confirm the final nomination of a parish representative on the Ministry Settlement Board being established for the new role at Papanui. The meeting will be held on December 3rd at Bryndwr, following the Morning worship service.

December Birthday meal.  Saturday 9th December 5.30pm – month of December Birthday meal at our home. This will be a BBQ. Please bring either a salad or a sweet plus whatever you wish to drink. Please confirm with Joy that you will be coming and what you will be bringing.

Roster Reminder – Sun 3 December:

Setup: Market Team.

Welcoming: Joy & David C, Paula.

Reading:  Margaret W, Jane.

Counting: Alison & John.

Morning Tea: Christine & Wayne, Mary Jo.

Technician: Liam.

Grounds at Bryndwr (Sat 2): Don.

Christmas / Summer Office & Holiday arrangements

The offices at Papanui and Bryndwr will be closed from Friday, December 22 and will be open again on Monday 15 January.

Dan is on leave from December 26 – January 21.

Dan’s final service with us will be on January 28.

Josh is on leave from December 26 – January 14


Nov Time Event Venue
Sun 26 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
10.00am Worship Service Rangi Ruru
5.30pm Evening Circle (Ph for details) McK’s
Mon 27 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.30am Painting group (last one for 2023) Papanui
Tue 28 10.00am Fly-Bys Bryndwr
10.30am Creative Nest (last one for 2023) Papanui
Wed 29 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Thurs 30 11.30am Midweek Worship Service, followed by lunch Papanui
6.30pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 1      
Sat 2 9.00am Clothing Shop and the Village Market Bryndwr
Sun 3 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
5.00pm Licensing & Ordination of Josh Olds

(followed by a shared supper)