Sunday 10th October 2021

And we’re back!! 10am Sunday worship in the church has resumed or you are welcome to worship with the St Martins Presbyterian congregation via Zoom. To join us, just click on the link below:

Meeting ID: 815 0869 6154
Passcode: 712158

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today – either in person or online.

The Golden Rules for Level 2 worship:

  • If you’re sick, stay home and Zoom
  • If you’re feeling unwell, stay home and Zoom
  • If you don’t want to join a large crowd just yet, stay home and Zoom
  • If you plan to be in Church, we encourage you to wear a face covering.
  • You must sign in using the app or the paper copy – this is mandatory.

Next week’s Bible reading is: Mark 15:1-15.

A very special celebration:  This Tuesday, 14th October, marks 70 years since Audrey D emigrated to New Zealand – congratulations Audrey!!

Wednesday Walkers 13th October: Meet 9.30am outside Beach Café (hopefully!!) where we will have coffee after our walk around North Beach. All welcome.  Barbara and Alan 021 126 3801.

What’s on This Week:

Tuesday 10am – 2.30pm South Elder Care. Jeannette 332 9869.

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

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: North Beach. Barbara & Alan.

Wednesday 7pm 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.

Friday 10.30am – 12.30pm Sign & Sing. Becky 022 20862211.

Community Notices 

Drive Through Vaccination Clinic: Monday 4 October – Sunday 31 October, Monday – Friday 1.30pm – 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am – 5pm,Christchurch Arena Addington, entrance off Wrights Road. No need to book, but those who wish to book a specific time and be prioritised can do so at or by calling 0800 282 926 8am – 8pm, 7 days. Essential workers returning to this site for their second dose can bring unvaccinated friends or whanau, up to 4 people max per car. Free Bus Travel available: On Greater Christchurch Metro bus and ferry services until 31 December 2021. Caregivers and dependents can also travel free. A Covid vaccination appointment letter, text or email confirmation can be shown to the driver. Any questions, call Metroinfo on 03 366 88 55.

Biketober Festival of Cycling – Events 2021: Most Biketober events are happening despite Christchurch being at Alert Level 2. Some have been cancelled while others have been adjusted to fit the alert level rules. To view the event pages:

Saturday 16 October, 9am – 12noon, Cashmere Presbyterian Church, 2 Macmillan Avenue, Cashmere. Plants for the vegetable garden, plants for the flower garden, and tools to help with the process. Vegetable and flower plants; herbs;  annuals; shrubs; natives; decorative pots; tools; sausage sizzle; cream teas; and more. For more information, contact the Church Office on 332 7129.

Term 4 Enrolments at Risingholme: Now open – over 70 courses available at Risingholme this term. Courses range from language, music, employability, wellbeing, art, communication, woodwork, sculpture, and cooking, and more. For more information on all the courses and to enrol:

Bloom My Mind Wellbeing Course from Tuesday 19 October – Tuesday 23 November, 7pm – 9pm, at Risingholme Community Centre. 6 week course (2 hours per week) towards a happier and healthier life. $200 pp plus booking fee. To find out more and book:

Draft Otautahi Christchurch Community Strategy: Council wants to hear from all groups and communities what you think about this proposed strategy – it is a commitment to work with community groups and stakeholders to build healthy, happy and resilient communities in Christchurch. Find out more about this consultation, read the full draft strategy and give feedback on line: Draft Otautahi Christchurch Community Strategy : Christchurch City Council (  Feedback is open until Monday 25 October.