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

Table Talk presents … Paddington! As a fundraiser for Operation Refugee, we are running a family-friendly, fun movie night.  Sunday 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).  Come along and bring your friends and family.  If you have any questions, please contact Annie or Kate B.

Kids Club is on 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 Lego, please contact Kate B, or the office.

The Girls Brigade of St Margaret’s in Bishopdale are looking for female leaders to assist each week from next term. It runs each Tuesday evening from 5:30 – 7pm and has around 20 girls attending. If you or someone you know would like to know more, please contact Fiona Caughley or phone 03 359 0149.

Roster Reminder for Sun 4 June

Setup: Market Team.

Welcoming: Mitch & Barb, Jean.

Reading:  Mary Jo.

Counting: Vivienne, Christine M.

Morning Tea: Paula, Joy, Mary Jo.

Technician: Asher.

Grounds at Bryndwr: John

The Village Elders’ Hui – May 2023

The topic of Eldership is not something that comes up all that often in The Village, however, we are a Presbyterian Parish, part of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, and as such are inherently tied to the idea of Eldership. The term ‘Presbyter’ from which the name ‘Presbyterian’ finds its roots, is a word from the New Testament, often translated as ‘Elder’. We are a church governed or ruled by elders.

Dan is interested in getting together with all those who have been ordained as Elders to chew over what our current understanding of Eldership is, to get a gauge on how we feel about the current status quo, and whether or not we see a need to invest in that understanding more.

Dan invites you to a conversation on Eldership in The Village. Sunday 25 June, 4:30pm, The Lounge @ Papanui with Drinks and nibbles.

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.


May Time Event Venue
Sun 28 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
  Congregational Meeting, after Worship Service Bryndwr
10.00am Worship Service, St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru Rangi Ruru
5.30pm Evening Circle (ph Catherine for details) @ McK’s
Mon 29 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 Bryndwr
Tue 30 10.00am Fly-Bys Visitors Bryndwr
10.30am Creative Nest Papanui
Wed 31 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Thurs 1st 8.00am Village Prayers in the Chapel Bryndwr
10.15am Pop-Ins Visitors Papanui
11.30am Midweek Worship Service, followed by lunch Papanui
  Congregational Meeting, after Worship Service Papanui
5.00pm Thursday Hour – nibbles provided (byo drinks) Bryndwr
6.00pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 2 1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 3 9.00am Clothing Shop and the Village Market Bryndwr
Sun 4 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
10.00am Worship Service Redwood
  Congregational Meeting, after Worship Service Redwood
3.50pm Table Talk presents … Paddington, the movie! Papanui