Sunday 28th March 2021


A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and conversation after the service.

Remember Daylight Saving ends next Sunday 4th April – put your clocks back one hour when you go to bed on Saturday night.

Wednesday Walkers 31st March:  Meet 9.30am near Barrington Mall, corner of Sugden and Simeon Streets for a walk around Spreydon. Coffee at Mosaic. All welcome.  Sonya 027 253 3397.

Anna will not be in the Office 2 April (Good Friday). Any notices for next week need to be in by 12 noon on Wednesday please.

Handmade greeting cards, including ones for Easter are available in the foyer. $3 each. Janette Morris.

The Parish Council met on Thursday 18 March.

There was a very full agenda and amongst other things Council dealt with the following issues:

  1. Council is seeking someone with Powerpoint preparation skills to help Sonya prepare the Sunday slide show from time to time.
  2. The Council supported the Tech team in its project to develop Zoom technology so we can welcome to worship any parishioners who cannot be in church in person.
  3. The Council appointed Elizabeth Hawker as ‘manager’ of the book stall in the foyer. We’ll have more information about the book stall very soon.
  4. Received greetings from Rob and Margaret Mclean. Rob will be 100 years of age on Monday 05 April.


Maundy Thursday          1 April 7.30pm – an invitation to join our Anglican neighbours, St Mark’s School Hall, 33 Cholmondeley Ave.

Good Friday   2 April 9.30am

Easter Day      4 April 10am

Fireside, our St Martins women’s group, is a fairly informal group of women from our congregation and their friends, and we welcome other women to join us for any of our meetings. We are meeting on Wednesday 31st March from 1.30pm in the Lounge.   This month we plan to shell donated walnuts to use for church funds.  Please come whether your hands are able to do this or not. Enquiries: Margaret  366 8936.

South Elder Care is looking for a hot water urn and a trolley with medium sized wheels. Please have a chat to Lyndsey if you can help.

Court Theatre trip Thursday 1 July 6.30pm to see a musical “Once” – based on a movie set in Dublin. Price $62/$38 with CSC. Please sign the list in the foyer by the end of May if you would like to come. Sue 960 7657.

TRASH & TREASURE SALE Saturday 8th May 8.30am – 12 noon here. Items can be dropped off on Friday 7th. This is a combined fundraiser with St Mark’s Opawa. See Irene for more information.

What’s on This Week:

Monday 9.30am-12noon St Mark’s Elder Care. Therese 337 1225.

Tuesday 10am – 2pm South Elder Care. Jeannette 332 9869.

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

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: Spreydon. Sonya 027 253 3397.

Wednesday 1.30pm Fireside Contact Margaret 366 8936.

Wednesday 7.30pm Global Voices choir. Nick 027 2255142.

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

Thursday 1.30pm Sit & Be Fit. Anneke 328 7459.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust Mentor Group. Nadine 981 1093.

Thursday 7.30pm Maundy Thursday service @ St Mark’s School Hall.

Friday 9.30am Good Friday service.