Happenings for us, friends and neighbours

 in
2017/18

 

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Sunday Services
mostly Presbyterian at 10 am

then

Congregational Christian Church of Samoa - E.F.K.S. Blenheim 
Sunday School every Sunday 12 noon, and
Service every Sunday at 1 pm

 

 

 

Monthly Chronicles

 

 

Weekly Bulletin

 

 

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Come along on Saturday

Saturday 17th February 5 - 6.30pm

 We will be looking at the Harvest Festival.

Come and help us make scarecrows plus enjoy games, singing, craft, worship and a meal.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Cruisey Church Team.

at 5pm to 

once a month Cruisey Church 

for young and old: family games and craft, a Christian viewpoint and a shared meal.

 An, informal, family orientated,   alternative to the more traditional services on Sundays.

 

 


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coming up
come along on Saturday 16th April 2016
 
at 5 pm to Cruisey Church
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a Christian viewpoint
and a shared meal
as an informal family orientated   alternative
to the more traditional services on Sundays.
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Cruisey Church’s first get together this year  was a a picnic at
Pollard Park Saturday 20 February.
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or perhaps Joining us on for an 

Afternoon Tea Service
21st April

is more your style 
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on Sunday Nov 26   join us at 10 am for a
Service with  Derek

and for the first Sunday in Advent - 3 December   

Dec 3rd –Service with Sharaine and Derek – children will decorate Advent Wreath                                 

After this Check on our Facebook  page for updates as this site will not be updated in December/January

our the plan is for our  Services is

 Dec 10th – Communion with Marion  
and remember to join in with: Marlborough Christmas in the Park
Dec 17th -  Christmas Music at Wesley
Dec 24th- 10am No service at St. Andrew’s – head next door to  Wesley, but come back for our : traditional evening Carol Service

Dec 24th- 8.30pm – Christmas Eve Service with Derek and Sharaine 
 
Dec 25th- 9.30am – Christmas Day Service with Derek and Sharaine

Dec 31st –Service with Derek

Throughout January St Andrews custom has been to
alternate with Wesley next door having combined services and / or picnic lunches. We hope to extend on this.
Jan 7th – Combined at Wesley – Jan Poswillo
Jan 14th – Combined at St. Andrew’s
Jan 21st - Combined at Wesley
Jan 28th – Combined at St. Andrew’s – John Buchanan

 


 our mostly normal pattern IS

10 am: SUNDAY SERVICE, 

  with Sunday Worship 
creche available,
& kidz @ andrews
 

Congregational Christian Church of Samoa - E.F.K.S. Blenheim 
Sunday School every Sunday 12 noon, and
Service every Sunday at 1 pm


Regular Events like Wednesdays Young Mothers’ Group, R5, 9.15am Thursdays Coffee & Chat Group, 9.30am






 


 


 

 


 

 


    

                                                                        


      





We do remember the fun we have had.
and look forward to more of it
 

events we enjoyed

 the first combined Good Friday at Convention Centre

like all Christians ther i found the Good Friday Service especially moving.
But what i will remember with enormous happiness is in this quote from 
marlborough-express/news "Unity was the Message"
here i have copied their story on it: 

Blenheim churches unite to bring Easter message

Unity was the message as hundreds of people turned out to mark the resurrection of Christ as part of a Good Friday celebration in Blenheim.

More 600 people worshiped at the Marlborough Convention Centre in Blenheim's first combined Good Friday church service in living memory.

The theme was Voices from the Crowd 

Instead of someone preaching, the service was structured like a play.

Narrator Sam Lewis, 13, stood before a large cross and told the story of the crucifixion, with congregation members acting out the parts of witnesses to the crucifixion, including Jesus' mother Mary, a Roman soldier and a cross-carrier.

A worship team, made up of members from three churches gave readings, while the Salvation Army Brass Band provided a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary Christian music.

Blenheim Salvation Army captain Deane Goldsack​, who presented the Blenheim Christian Ministers Association with the script for a narrative service, said the service had gone off without a hitch.
"It was an unknown if people would choose to stay away but they came, it was standing room only. Maybe it was down to curiosity because they didn't know what to expect."The service held true to the traditional Easter message, he said.
"Jesus' story doesn't finish on Good Friday. If the story had ended he would have been another dead prophet. He was raised and he led the way for us."

Encounter Ministries pastor Paul Fletcher said the service showed a sense of unity. "There was a warmness about the place. It was an event for friends and family. We all remembered that Jesus died on the cross for us."

Parishioner Angela Bowers from Blenheim said it had been an amazing experience."It was incredibly refreshing and very user friendly for people that don't go to church.
"The room was buzzing. It was great to see so many like-minded and spirited people. There was a diversity of people and denominations. It showed incredible unity."

James Cliff from Blenheim said it was very moving for the churches to worship together.
We were all one congregation. We are all one in Christ."

Gabby Watson from Blenheim said the use of parishioners acting out parts was a refreshing take on a traditional service. She hoped the combined service would return next year.

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from left, Salvation Army captain Deane Goldsack, Baptist Community Church pastor Mike Mitchell, Nativity Anglican Church vicar Bob Barnes, Encounter Ministries pastor Paul Fletcher and Elim Christian Centre pastor Tom Hatch.these, were a few but not all the ministers who helped organise the combined service [our Johanna was also much involved]







 

 

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Wednesday 16th March
12:15 to 1:00 pm

St Andrew's Lunchtime Concert
Proceeds to Pacific Vision Vanuatu


Bring your lunch and listen to

Marsha Stringer(piano) and Lissa Cowie(cello) both trained at the Royal Academy in London.
They have played under various famous conductors and 
have performed at concerts in the UK and Europe and also in New Zealand and Australia. 

These two outstanding musicians will be performing works by:
Chopin, Schumann, Vivaldi, Hummel and Beethoven in St. Andrew's Church.


The concert is at Lunchtime and commences at 12.15pm and finishes at 1.00pm.

Adults $5.00

Children free
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throughout January 2016

we alternated with Wesley next door
having combined services and / or picnic lunches
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Thursday 24 Traditional Christmas Eve Carol Service - 8.30pm

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Friday 25  Christmas day Service - 9.30am

Sunday 27 Combined Service At St Andrew’s - 10am

Samoan Church - noon

 three open nights in the church, for:

Lights and The Christmas Story

 
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 We hope you enjoyed
all the Christmas Lights around Blenheim,
and also took time out to wonder what Christmas is all about.
In our church we

we enjoyed a steady stream of visitors,  gladness in offering hospitality and a pleasure in watching the children participate,
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CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS with the Marlborough Singers 

Saturday
5 December at 7.30pm or Sunday 6 December 2pm. 

Nativity Church. Entry $10.00.

Carols at Okaramio Church

 with afternoon tea provided. 
Sunday 6 December at 2.30pm.
Everyone welcome.
For further info phone Helen
572 8491 or Margaret 572 8452



St Mary’s Pre-School - Nativity Play Monday
 7 December at 6pm. 
See flyer on the noticeboard.      

Advent Retreat: 

Rev Kevin Gwynne is holding an Advent Retreat “Watch and wait”
 on Friday 11 December 10am -
2.30pm at the Wairau Hospital Chapel.                  
All welcome.            
Please bring
Bible, pen, notebook, lunch  or available at café. Cost $10
Registration not necessary.      

A reminder for you to mark on your calendar 

Christmas in the Park

 13 December starting at 5pm.

            



The A.P.W.  Jubilee quilt is now hanging in our hall. .
We will have it for a week or two and then it will continue its travels.   
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Things we have valued

Ron Monk of the Blenheim and Districts Highland Pipe Band 
is playing for us at our combined service for 
29 the November for
ST ANDREW'S DAY:

Blenheim & Districts
Highland Pipe Band  will present

"Time for Scotland"

in
Seymour Square 11.00 am -- 2.00 pm.


   Samoan Church - noon

 
 


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Peoples Climate MARCH
Be
Part of the
Global Climate March

being held 11am Saturday
28 November 2015 at
Seymour Square
The Global Peoples Climate March happening November 28 - 29 looks as if it will be the biggest worldwide mobilisation of people ever on the issue of Climate Change. People of Marlborough are invited and encouraged to meet at Seymour Square to be a part of this historic occasion. Bring banners, friends and your enthusiasm. This is an opportunity to send a message to the political and business leaders of this planet that we have run out of time - Action must be taken now to drastically reduce carbon emissions

Sunday 15 November 2015 
We welcomed members of the RSA and friends to this
service for the Sunday after Armistice Day
Colour Party leads us to the hall for Wreath Laying Ceremony
All most welcome to attend this ceremony led by the RSA & stay for morning tea
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Friday 9 & Saturday 10 October 2015
 a self directed garden tour
12 much loved gardens in a wide variety of styles spread around Blenheim.
Stalls, refreshments or lunch were available at several of them
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Games Afternoon

( No fund raising involved).
Sunday 4 October we held a Games Afternoon in the hall at 2pm.
Please bring along your favourite games (cards, ludo, canasta) - whatever you enjoy - and battle it out with some eager opponents.
 
Don’t worry if you don’t have games to bring
— there will be plenty — dominoes —
cluedo — snakes and ladders — scrabble .
. . And there are always pencil and paper
challenges. How long is it since you had a
game of Beetle?. . . Hangman?
Stay as long as you like. We’ll make a cuppa and keep playing, or even just settle for a chat
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Johanna continues to build on
 The Rev. Ian Crumpton challenges on how we respond to changes. Read his notes on global and historical change
This will stay a HOT topic, link to 
Papal Encyclical: key statements on climate, energy and the environment and for  In-depth: the science behind the papal encyclical
 
come along on Saturday 21st November
 
at 5 pm to Cruisey Church
 


                       

         
 

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Zacchaeus climbing the tree
to see Jesus and then being called down as Jesus said
“Zacchaeus, I am coming to your house for dinner tonight.”
 

 
 
 
 
 
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other events we have enjoyed
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last SUNDAY 19th July 3pm:

Diana, David and Sylvia Neild and and Blenheim teacher Janet Dunn are performing a varied programme of chamber music including compositions by:
Jacques Ibert,  Gabriel Faure, Manuel de Falla.

$10 door sales as a 
Fund raiser for John's Kitchen

 


 

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 July 18th

 

at 5pm to 

once a month Cruisey Church 

for young and old: family games and craft, a Christian viewpoint and a shared meal.

 An, informal, family orientated,   alternative to the more traditional services on Sundays.

 


 
Thursday, 16th April Afternoon Tea Service photos

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 on 27June 10am to 2pm

 
Stalls - White Elephant, Books, Children, Theo's, Jewellery, Cakes,
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and Lunch.
before a grand Auction at 1.30pm.
 


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Saturday 4 July
7pm

Genuine Old Time films from
the days of Laurel and Hardy.

A fun evening at St Andrew’s

$10 charge for supper.

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Those who came to the recent St Andrew’s Concert
were pleased to hear Lisa Cowie is coming back with her Cello in:
 

the GOYA ensemble in Concert

coming to St Andrew's
28th June 2:30 pm

Guitar and String Quartet

Works by Boccherini,
Paganini,
Houghton,
Vivaldi 
admission $20,  students free
 
 
 
 
 
 

 



We have enjoyed


 
Ian Crumpton's notes for his sermon on "The times, they are a changing" 
 
 

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Sunday 24 May 2015 at 2pm

 

Artists: Lois Johnson - Soprano
                Marsha Stringer - Piano
                Lissa Cowie - Cello
                Elin Tomos - Mezzo Soprano
     Olivia Sheat - Soprano
     John Robinson - Clarinet
              Anne Robinson - Viola
     Liz McKay - Incidental Music
Adults - $10.00 Children - free Ticket Sales at the door
Please arrive early
CONCERT PERFORMERS
Elin Tomos
In 2010, Elin graduated with an undergraduate degree in Music from King’s College London. During her time at University she specialised in singing at the Royal Academy of Music, under the guidance of Jane Highfield. Singing from the age of three, she has won numerous prizes and awards at Wales' National Eisteddfod, and has given many vocal performances in concerts and recitals across Wales. Highlights include singing a solo for Prince Charles, performing with the National Youth Choir of Wales as well as participating in a college production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. After making the move to New Zealand in 2012, Elin is now in her third year teaching Performing Arts at Springlands School.
 
Olivia Sheat
Olivia is a 20 year old soprano currently in her third year of study towards a Bachelor of Music majoring in Performance (Voice) at Te K?k? New Zealand School of Music. 2013 saw Olivia touring North America with the New Zealand National Youth Choir and in 2014 she returned from a scholarship to England with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Last year Olivia also performed as the soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah, was named the Young Aria contestant with most potential at the Wellington Aria Finals and won a nomination to the National Young Performer of the Year competitions in Palmerston North. Currently under the tutorage of Wellington singing teacher Jenny Wollerman, Olivia is the 2015 recipient of the Kapiti Chorale award in Vocal Performance, for the most deserving voice student progressing from their second to third year of study at NZSM. 
 
John Robinson
John was born in England, but grew up in Wellington and studied music at Victoria University.  On completing his degree, he carried on his studies in London.  From there he became Sub-Principal Clarinet at Leeds-based Opera North, where he stayed for twenty years.  Now living in Christchurch, John runs a successful business in repairing woodwind instruments and tuning pianos.  He also teaches the clarinet at Burnside High School and the Christchurch School of Music, and plays regularly with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Outside of work, John is a keen sailor and mountain biker.
 
Anne Robinson
Born in London, Anne studied at Kingston Polytechnic.  After gaining a music degree, she went to the National Centre for Orchestral Studies where she met John.  Anne went on to teach the violin for Kirklees Music School in Huddersfield.  From 2010, the Robinson family have been living in Christchurch, and Anne is now Head of Outreach Strings for Christchurch School of Music.  On top of her teaching, she also conducts the Junior Symphony Orchestra and an adult beginner string ensemble called Stringendo which has grown from 6 to 15 members over 3 years.  Anne is a keen vegetable gardener, and, together with John, has recently started to learn ballroom dancing
Performer

Item

Elin Tomos

 

   -Accompanist:Marsha Stringer

Widmung by Schumann
 
Send in the Clowns by Sondheim
 
I Don’t Know How to Love Him by Lloyd Webber
 
Cymru Fach by David Richards
 
 

Olivia Sheat

Die Nacht by Richard Strauss

   - Accompanist:Marsha Stringer

Michaela’s aria from Carmen by Bizet
 
Chanson Triste by Henri Duparc
 
Les Filles de Cadix by Delibes
 
 

John Robinson, Anne Robinson

Trio in Eb Major K.498 by Mozart

 Marsha Stringer

 

 

 
INTERVAL  15 Mins.
 

 

 

Lois Johnston, Lissa Cowie

Panis Angelicus by Franck

   -Accompanist:Marsha Stringer

Le Sylphe by Franck
 
 

Lois Johnston, Elin Tomas

Pie Jesu by Lloyd Webber

-Accompanist: Marsha Stringer

 
 
 

Lois Johnston

Caro mio ben by Giordani

   -Accompanist:Marsha Stringer

Alma del core by Caldara
 
Se tu m’ami se sospiri by Pergolesi
 
 

Lissa Cowie , Marsha Stringer

Sonata for cello and piano by Grieg
 
 

Incidental Music

Liz McKay

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March 2015
Chronicle
is here.
Click to read it now.






                                                                               



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the  large fully equipped kitchen can provide for the needs of up to 100 people.

After our 2014 safety upgrades and earthquake strengthening of the Hall we registered the Kitchen with the MDC to make it suitable for food preparation by any groups wanting to fund raise or run cooking classes. 
Contact the Office Ph(03) 578-7119, open 9am to noon, weekdays 
or
email st.andrews.church@xtra.co.nz
to make bookings or for details of
our place

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  Recently upgraded and quake strengthened
  Wheelchair access
- with disabled toilets & shower
  Registered commercial kitchen-
-Suitable for fund raising food preparation or cooking classes
  Large wooden floored hall
  Variety of carpeted rooms
  Central child-friendly premises
  Church auditorium
with excellent acoustics.
Suitable for:
  Community Activities
  Play groups, club meetings etc
  Conferences,   Seminars,
  Meetings,   Weddings
  Concerts


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200 Years Proclaiming the Gospel in
New Zealand
 

We proclaimed thanks for the Gospel in Marlborough

with an Ecumenical Event at at the Ironside Cairn Site (‘Ngakuta Bay’) on 31/1/15

and for those  who did not get there click below to see how it went

Locals, know that to get there “extreme scenic drive” is a euphemism for twisting with loose metal and big drops .....

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EARTHQUAKE STRENGTHENING OF OUR CHURCH HALL

 
THE END IS NIGH!
The end is nigh, the seismic reinforcement of St Andrew’s Church
hall is in its final stages. An engineer from BECA has inspected all
the relevant areas to ensure that work carried out conforms to the
drawings. We await Marlborough District Council approval. The fire
alarm system has been checked out prior to the issuing of a
Certificate, subject to minor details being rectified.
We are indebted to our builder, Gordie Mitchell and his team, Matt
& Tim, working with welders, Eckford Engineering & painters, Roger
Collett for a job well done.
I wish to thank the Property Committee for dialogue and discussion,
in particular David Rudd, my predecessor, and Don Cromarty for
his liaising with the MDC, BECA, our builder and painter, and lastly
you, the parish of St Andrew’s for your understanding and tolerance
in the most trying of times.
Ralph Heywood
Convenor Property Committee [January 2015]
 
 
 

!!!!!!!

 
 
 
[December 2014 post was ]
 The review of our hall following the Christchurch Earthquake identified a 15% standard because of the North and South Gables. 
It also identified a 30 % rating for the actual Hall complex.
The Gables have now been strengthened by the removal of 15 tons of stone and concrete from each end and the insertion of a frame wall to support the Gables both horizontally and vertically. 
The stone on the upper walls has been replaced with tiles which has left us with a very tidy finish in keeping with the rest of the Church complex.
Strengthening of the existing rafters, both horizontally and vertically is now underway in the hall. 
Steel legs from beneath the hall floor to the existing rafters are in the process of being prefabricated. Holes have been drilled in the existing walls to accommodate the new structures. Roof supports will include both horizontal and vertical trusses, also in process. Requirements for Fire Safety are now almost complete and all doors now open outwards.
It is anticipated that the work will be completed by Christmas.


book review:

Navigating Graham's war

by Basil Avery

This is very worthwhile reading.
It is a well documented life of Graham Avery D.F.C..
Many people at St Andrew’s remember  him with enormous affection without guessing the terrible experiences that left him a man who showed love for everyone.
If you haven’t  bought your own copy, the book is available at Marlborough District Library.
Although the book is mostly focused on the horrible heavy bombing campaigns in Europe WW2 and the lasting effect this had on him and his family. I found great enjoyment in reading it as a wonderful love story based on the letters between him and Joyce and spiced with sharp insights from his wife and children.
Sadly deliberate and mass killing of innocent humans, is still a very current topic.
Graham observed far more of this than anyone should. His honest record of his mixed feelings and his carefully thought out conclusions are valuable to trying to make sense of the present conflicts.
Basil, writes: “Graham had essentially been a pacifist at the start of the War, but then, progressively, stepping up and volunteering had increasingly come to feel like a duty he must undertake in the face of what was happening.”
W.N.E.


  

 

 

During January we combined Services of St Andrew's and Wesley Churches

with a picnic lunch at a friendly garden.

 

 
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Off to see the 

Christmas Lights around Blenheim ?

Call at St Andrews Church 5 Henry St [by the lovely colourful Seymour square] and have a break with a free tea/ coffee / milo

Friday 19  Saturday, Sunday, Monday 22 December 2014
We won't have any camels or cows at the manger, but perhaps the occasional local pets




A Service of
Lessons and Carols

was held at

The Church of Nativity

on
Thursday 18 December 2014 at 7pm.

All welcome.
The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service of Christian worship celebrating the birth of Jesus that is traditionally followed at Christmas. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir music. The format was based on an Order drawn up by Edward Benson, later Archbishop of Canterbury but at that time Bishop of Truro, in Cornwall, for use on Christmas Eve (24 December) 1880. Tradition says that he organized a 10:00 p.m. service on Christmas Eve in a temporary wooden structure serving as his cathedral and that the purpose of the service was to keep men out of the pubs.

 
Sunday 21 December 2014

Combined Music Service at Wesley 10am



You are invited to a Christmas Day BBQ/ Pot Luck Lunch

Midday onwards at the Renwick Presbyterian Church Grounds
 
Please bring a small plate of food & something to drink.  All welcome.
For more information ph: 572 9809

St Andrew's
Office Closure

The Church Office will be closing at noon on Tuesday 23 December at noon and reopening on Tuesday 6 January at 9am.






A Christmas Float
was entered by the Blenheim Christian Minister's
Association last year with the theme of 200 years of the gospel being in NZ. 6th Dec: 
The idea is for people from all churches walking together (even wheelchairs) with signs or banners with their church name. What a picture of unity in our diversity!
Come and have some fun with Nativity youth to make this happen.
Contact Jo Lane (Nativity Youth Co-ordinator) 0274 468649 or Bob Barnes 578 3909 (Nativity office) if you are keen to help





Garage Sale of Yesterday's Treasure at St Andrew's Church

29 November 2014 at 9am.
Including books and a children's stall


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Blenheim & Districts Highland Pipe Band

Invites us to

St Andrew's Day 30 November 2014

11am -2pm Seymour Square, Blenheim
Pipes and drums, Genuine Scottish born pipers, Haggis Ceremony - noon, BBQ lunch available, Christmas hamper raffle.




Advent Retreat “Soul Healing”

Friday 28 November 2014
Wairau Hospital Chapel 9.30am - 3pm
$10 pay on the day
Bring - Bible, pen & paper, own lunch or purchase at the café.
Retreat director: Rev Kevin Gwynne
Register: Kevin.gwynne@nmdhb.govt.nz
Ph: 520 6479 or 577 6507



St Andrew's

CHRISTMAS AND CRAFT FAIR

on the
 7th, 8th, and 9th of November. 2014
On Friday 7th we will have a Preview 4.30pm-8pm, by ticket, with 
hot or cold drinks and food, and a chance to get in early and 
purchase gifts of all sorts or new Christmas decorations. The cover 
charge will be $5.00 and this applies only to Friday night. Tickets 
available from the Church office or The Sewing Store, High Street. 
Saturday we will be open from 10am to 4pm. 
Stalls include Christmas trees; Christmas crafts; Sewing Stall; 
Cards for all occasions; Delicatessen Stall; Plants and Garden 
Stall; Lemon Stall (lemonade, lemon marmalade, muffins, lemon 
honey): Tea Cosies, etc. .
 


"About Town Garden Tour"

10 and 11 October.

Twelve gardens in or near Blenheim will be on show. 
Please visit the gardens in any order at your own pace. 
Note also that some venues will have stalls or refreshments available.

The owners of these twelve loved gardens 
have agreed to share them with you for your 
enjoyment and to help St Andrew’s Church raise 
funds for earthquake strengthening of our church hall.

Tickets are &15.00
available from Selmes Garden Nursery, Cresswell’s Shoes, Roselands and Springlands Garden Centres.





Concert 2 November 2.30pm 2014
St Andrew's Church Blenheim
with the

Christchurch hand bells ringers and supporting musicians. 

$10 admission. This is for fundraising for our church hall earthquake strengthening, with support from the Blenheim Lions Club.



Nelson Cathedral Choir

will be singing Evensong at Nativity 28 September at 5pm. All welcome to this Service.



"Kitchen Capers"

St Luke's of Spring Creek

is fundraising to upgrade their Church Hall, kichen, and to start a Community fruit  & Vegie stand.
 

Saturday 20/9 /14
12 noon to 3pm
Spring Creek Hall, Ferry Road
 

A Kitchen Fair with 2nd hand Cook book & Kitchen equipment,

Gingerbread-men decorating, Produce Stall, Cupcakes & Fudge,

Aftternoon tea with home baking

Come along for an afternoon of Kitchen Fun & grab some bargains!



Combined Churches Men’s Event

Saturday 20 September 2014

Meet at Assembly of God Church at 2pm for safety briefing. 
Clay Shooting, Target Shooting, Demo from Black Powder Club, Various Machinery activities. 
Followed by Burgers and a Speaker. 
Cost is $20.00 per person






 

Generation Zero

get involved
 
"Climate change is the challenge of our generation, and young people are the inheritors of humanity’s response to climate change.
For that reason – Generation Zero, a youth-led organisation, was founded with the central purpose of providing solutions for New Zealand to cut carbon pollution through smarter transport, liveable cities & independence from fossil fuels."
 

St Andrew’s Music Festival Weekend:

 Marlborough Music Society in association with 

Chamber of Music NZ present

the Faust Quartet

 Friday 5 September 2014 at 6pm.

Featuring works by John Psathas,

Janácek and Beethoven.

Adults $35 Students under 20years $10 Door Sales


 

A Marlborough Musical Mosaic

With works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Debussy, Bolling, Pharrell & Chaminade

Saturday 6 September 2014 at 6pm

Featuring:  Marlborough Civic Orchestra

French flautist Marina Quintens

Broadway Kids Choir and more

Adults $10 Under 15yrs free/ Door Sales


 

CELTIC IN THE KIRK

Sunday September 7 at 2.30pm

A Celtic variety concert featuring Celtic Pipe Band, Drum Corps, Schola Musica, Jordan Tulloch,

Marlborough Dance Centre, Marlborough Brass Band, Olivia Burns + Afternoon Tea

Adults $15, 12yrs & under $10 /Door Sales




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OLD TIME

MOVIE

NIGHT

Saturday 12 July 2014

ST ANDREW’S CHURCH

7pm

 SUPPER $10.00
Door Sales
Available
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Marlborough Music Society Concerts

Marlborough Music Society Concerts

door sales : adults $35 
students $10.00
[reduced
 for Society members ] 

 
Buz Bryant Greene, 
Pianist
Friday 23rd May, 2014 6.00 pm
St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church,
 Blenheim
Works by selected composers



once a month Cruisey Church 

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