The Village Community Centre

At Papanui

About Papanui

Our site in Papanui for many years was the home of St Giles Presbyterian Church. In 2014 St Giles and St Stephen’s (Bryndwr) joined to form The Village. From there we set about building on the many years of activity on this site as we built a light, open and easy to use building which now facilitates a number of great activities. Check out what’s on and how to get in touch below.

What’s on at Papanui

Movin’ To Music 

Every Monday morning y (during primary school term time), from 9:30 – 10:45am. This is a fun, energetic and interactive time of music and play for your preschooler. Morning tea is provided. Feel free to just turn up or contact us for more info.

The Creative Nest

The Creative Nest space has been operating for many years, previously found in an old hall on this site. Now it is a light, open and inviting space to explore your creativity and make new friends. There are a few activities that happen each week in this space including a Painting group on Mondays, a general DIY craft and art exploration space on Tuesdays, a monthly writing group and from time to time specific workshops are offered. Please get in touch to find out more.


A social badminton group meets on Wednesdays 9.45 to 11.30am including morning tea. Any and all skill levels are welcome to join this relaxed group. Feel free to turn up or contact us for more info.

Indoor Bowls 

This fine group of people enjoy one another’s company and warmly welcome new members. Tuition can be provided. Games are social and are played among the group and with other Indoor Bowls clubs from around the city. Soft-soled footwear essential! This operates on Friday afternoons from 1:30 – 3:00pm, March – September. Get in touch to find out more. 

Also on at Papanui

  •  Arts 4 All
  • Children’s Art Classes (Sharon Song)
  • Avon Floral Art
  • Dance with Bill
  • Toastmasters for Women
  • Canterbury Down Syndrome Association
  • Christchurch Parents Centre
  • Te Whatu Ora – Waitaha Canterbury B4 School Checks
  • Steady As You Go Falls Prevention (Age Concern)

Get in touch

The Village @ Papanui

460 Papanui Road
Christchurch, New Zealand

Phone: 03 352 6197


Office Hours: Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri – 9:30am – 12pm