Change of date for the Congregational Meeting for Ministry Settlement Board (MSB):  Due to the requirements by Presbytery regarding the chairing of meetings, we advise that the meeting set for April 7th is postponed, likely to be held April 14th (after the 10am Service, at the Village Bryndwr).    This will be confirmed as soon as we are given the authorisation by Presbytery.  We will send out a global email to confirm the date as soon as we know it. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Parish Clerk, Joy.

Congregational Meeting for confirming the terms of call for the Papanui Initiative:  Another Congregational Meeting is required to confirm the terms of call, for the Papanui Initiative.

The dates for the meeting are likely to be, April 14 at Bryndwr, and April 18 at Papanui.  This will be confirmed by global email as soon as we know. If you do not have email, please phone the offices, or our Parish Clerk, for an update before Sunday the 14th.

Chapel at Bryndwr:  The chapel in our building at Bryndwr was intended to be a space for prayerful contemplation, where members would feel comfortable sitting quietly alone or with one another for introspection and prayer. I’m wondering if the artists and craftspeople in our community would be interested in creating appropriate artwork that would enhance the sense of sacred space.  Parish Clerk, Joy.

March and April Birthdays – will be celebrated with a potluck meal at Sandra’s. Sunday 7 April at 12 noon.

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.  The beginning date is Thursday 16 May, at 9.30am.  Koha of $3 per session.  If you have questions, please phone Anna Tillman, Health Promoter at Age Concern, 03 331 7811.

Roster Reminder – Sun 14 April:

Setup: Ken and Andrew.

Welcoming: Ruth & Bruce, Margaret W.

Reading: Keren, Anne S.

Counting: John, Vivienne.

Morning Tea: Christine A, Mary Jo, Peter.

Technician: Grant.

Grounds at Bryndwr (Sat 13): Don.


April Time Event Venue
Sun 7 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui
Mon 8 9.30am Music Moments Papanui
10.30am Painting Group in the Creative Nest Papanui
7.00pm Indoor Bowls  
Tue 9 10.00am Fly-Bys Bryndwr
10.30am Creative Nest, drop-in (10.30am-12.30pm) Papanui
12.00pm Friendly Circle Lunch Ph for details
7.30pm Parish Council Papanui
Wed 10 9.45am Badminton Papanui
10.00am Pre-School Music Bryndwr
Thurs 11 11.30am Midweek Worship Service, followed by lunch Papanui
6.00pm Youth Group Bryndwr
Fri 12 1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 13 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 14 10.00am Worship Service 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 R. or Donella D. for more information