A recording of Rev. John Hunt’s funeral will be shown in the lounge at Papanui on Tuesday 13th February, 2-4pm. The recording will be followed by coffee & tea.  All are welcome.  Please pass this on to whoever this might be of interest to.

Foot Clinic Room

This room is now kept padlocked because it contains cleaning and other material which could be harmful to children who attend after-school or holiday programmes in this building.  The key is on a nail on the wall on the lefthand side of the door.

Foot Clinic

The Foot Clinic is held every 6 weeks approx.  Our clients, from the community and our Church family, come to soak their feet in a foot bath, get their nails trimmed, and then finish with a foot massage.  They also get a cuppa as well.  We need more helpers, particularly to do the massage.  You will be taught what is required.  Also we need someone who could fill in making the cuppas when our regular volunteers are away, as happens from time to time.  Our next foot clinic is on the 8th and 9th of February starting at 1pm each day.  If you are interested to see what happens feel free to come along and chat to any of the volunteers. If you think this is something you could do I would love to hear from you, Janice.

Clothing Shop

The clothing shop is looking for some more volunteers.  It’s for one Saturday morning a month from 9.15am to 12 noon on a roster system.  We really need another couple of helpers to spread the load on our present volunteers.  If you think this is you please see Janice C. or call her.

Please check your details in the Directory:  Please email or phone Tracey at the Papanui office if any of your contact details have changed.    Phone 352 6197 or papanui@villagechurch.nz   Thank you. 

One of our wider Presbytery families is seeking accommodation for their son when he starts at Ara soon.

Clean living 18 yr. old country lad looking for accommodation while he attends his first year of Ara (Christchurch Polytech) 2024 studies. Ideally private boarding is required but open to a supportive flatting situation.

Please contact Jayne Clark, phone 0274 678 105 if you have something available.

Upcoming Retreats – led by Megan Blakie (associate Member of Christian Spiritual Directors Association of New Zealand)

S/he God – Exploring God images (open to men and women)

Thursday 29 February, 7-8.30pm, cost: $25

Trusting the Voice Within

Thursday 14 March, 9.30am to 2.30pm, cost: $70 includes morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea A guided retreat about women’s spirituality.

Join me for absolutely stunning views of Sumner beach while enjoying some invigorating yet relaxed reflective time at Sister Eveleen Retreat House. The first retreat is open to men & women; the March one relates to women’s spirituality. Chat or email for more details, Megan Blakie, faithnmattersnz@gmail.com

My professional profile: https://acsd.org.nz/spiritual-director/megan-blakie/

Roster Reminder – Sun 11 February:

Setup: Andrew, Ken.

Welcoming: Sue & Charlotte,

Gordon & Margaret.

Reading: Margaret W, Jane.

Counting: Amber, Gordon.

Morning Tea: Christine A, Annie, Mary Jo.

Technician: Liam.

Grounds at Bryndwr (Sat 10): Donald.


February Time Event Venue
Sun 4 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui
Mon 5 7.00pm Bryndwr Indoor Bowls meeting (7-8pm) Bryndwr
Tue 6   Waitangi Day  
Wed 7 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Thurs 8 10.15am Pop-Ins Papanui
11.30am Midweek Worship Service, followed by lunch Papanui
1.00pm Foot Clinic Bryndwr
6.00pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 9 1.00pm Foot Clinic Bryndwr
Sat 10 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 11 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
  Book Stall Bryndwr