Sunday 4th October 2015 10am

PLEASE NOTE: Our Service this Sunday 4th October is at St James’ Presbyterian Church,  corner of Barrington St & Bewdley St at 10am. All are Welcome. 


WEDNESDAY WALKERS 7th Oct: Meet 9.30am near Oderings for a stroll around Spreydon. Suggested parking: in Therese St at Stourbridge St end due to roadworks. Coffee at Oderings Café. All are welcome. Janette & Cyril 332 1240.

 CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am -12noon in the Lounge. $3.  All Welcome.

FIX-IT JOBS: Do you need some help with little jobs around your property? We have people who are willing to assist. Phone the Office for details.

ST MARTIN’S PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wed & Thurs 9am-12noon and Fri 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email  Website: Any notices  to Anna by 9am each Thursday please.

UPDATED PARISH PHONE LIST now available. If you require a printed copy, please contact Anna at the Parish Office 332 6192.

ALPINE PRESBYTERY Newsletter is on the noticeboard in the Lounge.

 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: If you would like to participate, please collect a box from June Service. These need to be returned by Sunday 25th October.

ARE YOU CLEANING OUT YOUR WARDROBE THIS SPRING?If so, please put aside the clothes  for a sale scheduled to be held jointly with Opawa-St Martins Anglican Parish on Saturday 30th January 2016. Your support of this fundraising event would be greatly appreciated. Irene Gray, Session Clerk.

‘TALK WITH TIM’: Come and chat with Tim Scandrett, Spreydon Heathcote City Councillor, at his Community Clinic Wednesday 7th October, 4.30 – 6.00pm at the Beckenham Service Centre.

GIVE AWAY TO A GOOD HOME: “The Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking”, 14 volumes. This is an Australian publication and includes both metric and imperial measurements. A great idea for grandchildren going flatting. Contact Sue 960 7657 for more information.

ORGAN CONCERT by John Dodgshun. TODAY 2.30pm, St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru. $5.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 5 – 11 October. This year’s theme is GIVE: your time, your words, your presence. See for more information.

CHOLMONDELEY CHILDREN’S CENTRE OPEN DAY: Saturday 10th October 10am-2pm, 6 Cholmondeley Lane, Governors Bay. Come and take a peek at the brand new fit-for-purpose facility designed to cater to the needs of today’s children. All Welcome.

2015 QUAKER LECTURE Saturday 10th October 7.30pm at the Transitional Cathedral. Bryan Bruce, internationally acclaimed documentary maker, will speak on issues of poverty, inequality and ethical decision making in this year’s lecture entitled   “What we know, what we say and what we do”. Contact Peg Norris 337 1424 for more information. All are welcome.

CHRISTIAN WORLD SERVICE invite you to hear Rod Oram speak about “How small change can make big change”. Tuesday 13th October 6.30pm at the Transitional Cathedral. RSVP: by 9/10.

VSA QUIZ NIGHT FUNDRAISER: TUESDAY 13th October 7pm at Robbie’s, 201 Clarence St,  Riccarton.  It would be great to enter a parish team (needs 6 people). $10 per person. Rob & Barb 379 1474.

PRESBYTERY RESOURCING NIGHT Tuesday 13th October 7.30 – 9.15pm. All are welcome. Venue to be advised. Please RSVP to Darryl Tempero 03 420 1400 or email

ST MARK’S ANGLICAN CHURCH FAIR Saturday 17th October 9am – 1pm onsite at 101 Opawa Rd. Rain or shine. Everyone Welcome.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Mon 5th David H & David B