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

As most of you will be aware, 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.

10am Sunday Duty Roster for January to March 2024 A request please for those who have offered themselves for our Sunday Duty Roster, to let Tracey at Papanui office know of any dates in the first three months of the new year when you will not be available.  Thank you.  Email by Tuesday 5 December.

Roster Reminder – Sun 10 December:

Setup: Andrew, Ken.

Welcoming: Margaret & Gordon, Catherine.

Reading:  Kere, Anne. S.

Counting: Gordon, Amber.

Morning Tea: Joy.C, Judith & Andrew.

Technician: Grant.

Grounds at Bryndwr (Sat 9) Liam.

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.

3 Dec. – 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.

Last Midweek Service – December 14

Christmas & New Year Services

December 17 – Readings & Carols with Communion and Christmas with our young people

December 24 – no morning service

6pm at Bryndwr – Family Friendly Christmas Eve Service

9pm at Papanui – Christmas Eve Reflective Service

December 31 – Combined Service (time to be advised) with St Mark’s and St Margaret’s, at St Margaret’s

From January 7 – Bryndwr at 10am each Sunday

Dec Time Event Venue
Sun 3 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
5.00pm Licensing & Ordination of Josh Olds

(followed by a shared supper)


Mon 4 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
Tue 5 10.00am Fly-Bys Bryndwr
Wed 6 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Thurs 7 10.15am Pop-Ins Papanui
11.30am Midweek Worship Service, followed by lunch Papanui
5.00pm Thursday Hour Bryndwr
6.30pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 8      
Sat 9 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 10 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
  Book Stall Bryndwr


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.