Rev. Laurie Richards:  With sadness, we advise that the Rev. Laurie Richards died on Thursday 2nd May at Christchurch Hospital.  At Laurie’s request, a private family burial was held on Friday 3rd May.

A memorial service will be held at Papanui, 2pm, Friday 10th May.

 We would appreciate help from a few people who could arrive early to set out the chairs, a small number to help in the kitchen, and a plate of food to share. Thank you.

Offering Receipt:  Your tax receipts to 31 March 2024 are now available (from the Bryndwr office).  Any queries, please contact Donella or Keren.  

Age Concern – Steady as You Go, Falls Prevention Class:  We have arranged with Age Concern to offer a weekly, community-based Falls Prevention Class at The Village Church at Papanui.  Beginning date is Thursday 16 May, at 9.30am.  Koha of $3 per session.  If you have questions about this please phone Anna Tillman, Health Promoter at Age Concern, 331 7811.

Roster Reminder – Sun 12 May:

Setup: Boardmans.

Welcoming: Keren, Margaret & Gordon.

Reading: Margaret W, Peter.

Counting: Jane, Gordon.

Morning Tea: Mary Jo, Lesley, Barb.

Technician: Grant.

Grounds at Bryndwr (Sat 11): John.


I bet you are longing for our tasty cheese rolls. THEY WILL BE BACK on May 18th and available for pick up between 11am and 12pm that day or on Sunday May 19th.

Place your orders on the clipboard at the back of the Common (or at Papanui, the clipboard is on the table in front of the office window) by May 12th($8 for 6 and $15 for a dozen.)

We would love some help on the morning of the 18th.  Please volunteer by placing your name on another clipboard at the back of the Common.

Payment can be made on line to Village Church account no. Please add your name with the reference “cheese rolls” so your payment can be recognized.



May Time Event Venue
Sun 5 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui
Mon 6 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.30am Painting Group in the Creative Nest Papanui
7.00pm Indoor Bowls Bryndwr
Tue 7 10.00am Fly-Bys Bryndwr
10.30am Creative Nest, drop-in (10.30am-12.30pm) Papanui
Wed 8 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Thurs 9 11.30am Midweek Worship Service, followed by lunch Papanui
1.00pm Foot Clinic, by appt.  Ph Bryndwr office Bryndwr
6.00pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 10 11.00am GoGrans Exercise Group Bryndwr
1.00pm Foot Clinic, by appt.  Ph Bryndwr office Bryndwr
Sat 11 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 12 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
  Book Stall Bryndwr


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  or Donella for more information.