School Holidays – Term 1 ends Thursday 6 April and Term 2 begins Mon 24 April (Anzac Day – Tuesday 25 April)

Dan is on leave from Monday 10th – Monday 17th April and Josh is having a break from Monday 17th to Sunday 23 April.

Our April Book Stall will be next Sunday 16 April, after the Service at the Village Bryndwr.  We appreciate donations of all types of books. Thank you for your support of this fundraising activity for the Village Church.

Easter Eggs for Pillars – thank you so much for your generous donations of Easter eggs which have now been delivered to Pillars, ready to be given to the families.  A special thanks to Tracey and Sabrina for coordinating the collection and to Lesley for delivering the eggs to Pillars.

Alpine Presbytery is seeking a new Presbytery Treasurer.  A voluntary position, with an honorarium.  Time commitment is approximately 25 hours per month.  Further info is available from Tracey at Papanui or Sabrina at Bryndwr.

The Village News:  Bryan Wright and Frances Coburn are in the process of gathering information for the next newsletter – due in May.

If you, or the group you belong to, has an article/photograph that you would like to have included in this newsletter please contact either Bryan (, Frances Coburn ( or Sabrina at the Bryndwr office.

Bryndwr Community Garden AGM:  Interested in gardening?  Want to be involved in local events?  Want to volunteer in the community?  Come to our Annual General Meeting; all are welcome!  Wednesday 12 April, 7pm, the Village Church Bryndwr (use the side entrance).  Rachel Vogan from CCGA will speak.  Food provided.  Email

Tata School:  You will recall that we raised money to help with the reconstruction of the Tata School buildings following a devastating cyclone in 2020.  After hearing about the recent cyclones in the Vanuatu region, I contacted Phil King, the Global Mission Coordinator for the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand to find out if Tata School had sustained any damage.

The initial news from Santo Island which is in the northern region of the island group, where Tata is located, is that they were not badly affected by these cyclones.

Phil visited the school last year and said that the current school site had been deemed vulnerable to future weather-related events.  The plan now is to gradually move ahead with a relocation plan, and no doubt the recent cyclones added emphasis to the need for that work as the new site will take them further inland away from the coast. – David Brown

Autumn Combined Service and Feast: Sunday 30 April, at the Village Bryndwr.  We look forward to combining as a whole Village for fellowship, worship, and a shared ‘feast’.

The service will start with Bagels & Hot Drinks at 10am, followed by worship (10.30am), and aiming to share food together at 12pm.  We look forward to celebrating together!

(Surname A-L please bring a dessert, M-Z please bring a salad). Meat will be provided.

Roster Reminder for Sun 16 April

Setup: Andrew, Ken.

Welcoming: Gordon & Margaret, Nancy M

Reading: David, Margaret B.

Counting: Amber, Gordon.

Morning Tea: Barbara, Catherine, Paula.

Technician: Grant.

Grounds at Bryndwr: Mitch.

April Time Event Venue
Sun 9 10.00am Easter Sunday Service Bryndwr
Mon 10   Easter Monday  
  School Holidays  
Tue 11      
7.30pm Parish Council Papanui
Wed 12 9.45am Badminton Papanui
2.00pm StaRR Afternoon Tea Papanui
Thurs 13      
Fri 14 1.15pm Indoor Bowls Papanui
Sat 15 9.30am Clothing Shop Bryndwr
Sun 16 10.00am Worship Service Bryndwr
10.00am Worship Service Redwood
11.00am Book Stall Bryndwr
6.00pm Table Talk Papanui