Sunday 27th September 2020

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and conversation after the service. Many thanks to Rev Sandra Wright-Taylor for leading our worship this morning.

Wednesday Walkers 30th September: Meet 9.30am in the car park in Hawke Street New Brightonnear Switch Café. All welcome. Alan & Barbara 337 6202 or 021 1263801.

What’s On This Week:

Tuesday 10am – 2pm South Elder Care. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 7.15pm Christian Meditation Group. Contact Dugald 380 5024.

Tuesday 7.45pm Fireside Open Meeting. Contact Margaret

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group:  Brighton. Alan & Barbara 337 6202.

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30 – 2.30pm Sit & Keep Fit. See Anneke for more information.

Thursday 5-7pm NO Familial Trust. Graeme 021 365 433.

Twilight Food & Plant Fair Friday 9th October 4.00-6.30pm. Tasty takeaway meals for sale & BBQ. We need cakes, loaves, savouries, slices for cake stall please – contact Gaynor Allen 337 0611. The Plant Stall needs veges, flowers, succulents, seeds, pot plants, dahlias, irises, herbs – contact Lyndsey McKay 388 1264. We also need jams, pickles, chutneys – contact Sue Saunders 960 7657 or Lyn Steele 332 0865.

Bring goods along on the day between 3-4pm, or contact Anna 332 6192 (leave a message if Office unattended) if you need items picked up.

Help delivering fliers to local streets would be appreciated!

We need an additional medium sized transportable BBQ for the Twilight Fair on  Friday 9th October, please call Peter 332 1846 if you can assist.

St Martins Fireside Group invites anyone interested in hearing about how Canterbury’s recycling is processed to a presentation given by Averil Stevenson, Commercial & Compliance Manager for EcoCentral. Supper will follow. THIS Tuesday 29th September 2020 7.45pm St Martins Presbyterian Church, 43 St Martins Rd. All are welcome. Contact Margaret 366 8936 for further information.

Sunday 20th September 2020

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and the AGM after the service. Many thanks to Rev Heather Simpson for leading our worship this morning and chairing the meeting.

As a condition of gathering in this building, you must remember to sanitise your hands on the way in, and it is recommended that you do this again on the way out. Please also fill in the contact tracing register and/or use the QR code.

Wednesday Walkers 23rd September: Meet 9.30am at Bus Exchange for a central city walk. Coffee at Child Sister Café. All welcome. Sue 960 7657.

What’s On This Week (subject to Alert Levels):

Tuesday 10am – 2pm South Elder Care. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 7.15pm Christian Meditation Group. Contact Dugald 380 5024.

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group:  in the City. Sue 960 7657.

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30 – 2.30pm Sit & Keep Fit. See Anneke for more information.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust. Graeme 021 365 433.

Twilight Fair Friday 9th October 4-6pm. Food, plants & more! If you would like to be involved talk to Jeannette Beaumont, Barbara & Rob Meier or Lyndsey McKay.

We need an additional medium sized transportable BBQ for the Twilight Fair on  Friday 9th October, please call Peter 332 1846 if you can assist.

New World Little Gardens: if you have any seedlings you don’t want please drop them into the Parish Office. The St Mark’s School Enviro Group is collecting them and would be very grateful for any spares!

DAYLIGHT SAVING starts next Sunday 27th September…remember to put those clocks forward one hour!!!

St Martins Fireside Group invites anyone interested in hearing about how Canterbury’s recycling is processed to a presentation given by Averil Stevenson, Commercial & Compliance Manager for EcoCentral.  Supper will follow. Tuesday 29th September 2020 7.45pm in the Church. All are welcome. Contact Margaret 366 8936 for further information.

Sunday 13th September 2020

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and a socially-distanced chat after the service. Many thanks to Rev Alan Webster for leading our worship this morning.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of parishioners next Sunday. Any apologies to Irene please. Rev Heather Simpson, the newly-appointed Convenor of our Ministry Settlement Board, will be leading our worship and chairing the meeting.

As a condition of gathering in this building, you must remember to sanitise your hands on the way in, and it is recommended that you do this again on the way out. Please also fill in the contact tracing register and/or use the QR code.

Wednesday Walkers 16th September: Meet 9.30am in Smith St, at the back of Portstone Nursery for a walk around the area, including Edmonds Garden.

Coffee will be at the Café at Portstone.  All welcome.  Judith 027 688 1861.

Men’s Group: Tony Beasley will talk on his experiences working in Africa and with Skellerup. Meet at the church TOMORROW at 6pm for pot-luck tea first. Rob Connell 384 4320 or 027 273 1387.

What’s On This Week (subject to Alert Levels):

Monday 6pm Men’s Group. Rob 384 4320.

Tuesday 10am – 2pm South Elder Care. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 7.15pm Christian Meditation Group. Contact Dugald 380 5024.

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: Smith St/Portstone. Judith

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30 – 2.30pm Sit & Keep Fit. See Anneke for more information.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust. Graeme 021 365 433.

FOR YOUR DIARIES: Twilight Fair Friday 9th October 4-6pm. Food, plants & more! If you would like to be involved talk to Jeannette Beaumont, Barbara & Rob Meier or Lyndsey McKay.

Many thanks for your thoughts and prayers for our Beckenham Methodist church family as they come to terms with the loss of Mele. Will convey your words of comfort to everyone here including her family in Hamilton. 

Remain blessed always. Jannet.

New World Little Gardens: if you have any seedlings you don’t want please drop them into the Parish Office. The St Mark’s School Enviro Group is collecting them and would be very grateful for any spares!

Sunday 6 September 2020

A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and a socially-distanced chat after the service. Many thanks to Rev Chris Elliot for leading our worship this morning.

As a condition of gathering in this building, you must remember to sanitise your hands on the way in, and it is recommended that you do this again on the way out. Please also fill in the contact tracing register and/or use the QR code.

New Sunday roster available today, as is the latest ‘Messenger’ and the Annual Reports.

What’s On This Week (subject to Alert Levels):

Tuesday 10am – 2pm South Elder Care. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 7.15pm Christian Meditation Group. Contact Dugald 380 5024.

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: Hoon Hay. Marilyn 027 3631642.

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30 – 2.30pm Sit & Keep Fit. See Anneke for more information.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust. Graeme 021 365 433.

Wednesday Walkers 9th September: meet 9.30am on the Sparks Rd / Victors Rd corner for a walk around Hoon Hay area. Coffee at ‘Cafe Beasley’ 234B Sparks Rd (up a long driveway, plenty of room to park.) All welcome. Marilyn  338 2453 or 027 3631642.

Men’s Group: Tony Beasley will talk on his experiences working in Africa and with Skellerup. Meet at the church at 6pm on Monday 14th September for pot-luck tea first. Rob Connell 384 4320 or 027 273 1387.

The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of parishioners will be held on Sunday 20th September following morning worship. Any items of general business or apologies to be given to Irene please.

Whareora’s September 16th bus trip will travel to the Tai Tapu area. We will visit St Paul’s Church, Lincoln University, Springston, Southbridge, Burnham and Rolleston. We will stop for lunch along the way.  Reid Tours will be providing the transport and interesting commentary.

Be at Whareora by 9.45am, return by 3pm. Cost is $25.00.  Booking and payment must be made by 8th September. Marilyn Mitchelmore 338 2453.

FOR YOUR DIARIES: Twilight Fair Friday 9th October 4-6pm. Food, plants & more! If you would like to be involved talk to Jeannette Beaumont, Barbara & Rob Meier or Lyndsey McKay.

Thank you so much for the wonderful donations for Your Sisters Orphanage in Tanzania. We made over $600, with more promised. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Rob & Barbara Meier.