Readings for next Sunday, 19th March:

Exodus 17: 1-7                       Psalm 95   

Romans 5: 1-11                      John 4: 5-42


Parish Fair: only 2 weeks until the fair at 11am on Saturday 25th March.

  • We are still accepting items for the grocery hamper raffle
  • If you can pre-sell raffle tickets please contact the office
  • Any goods you are able to contribute will be appreciated – stalls include cakes, sweets, deli, plants & produce, elegant junk, knitwear, craft & jewellery, white elephant, books, toys & puzzles and Cavy Op Shop (good used clothing.)

These can be brought in during office hours, or phone the office to have goods collected.


St Margaret’s PWANZ – next meeting is this Tuesday, 14th March at 1:30. We are having a talk on "our careers and occupations" all welcome.


Lunch@Sidey: all welcome to come along for a free lunch in Sidey Hall on Thursdays at 11.30am.


Neighbours Day24 / 25 March. Presbyterian Support has put together packs to make it easier for people to do something in their street for Neighbour’s Day; we have two packs to give away (one for Caversham and one for Green Island) – these include invitations, an ice-breaker bingo game, a copy of Dunedin Emergency Planning Guide, tea and coffee. These packs are in the parish office – if you plan to arrange a gathering in your street, please see Wendy to pick up a pack.


Exhibition Opening: Otago University Special Collections Librarian, Donald Kerr invites you to join him on Friday, 24 March 2017 at 4.30pm for the opening of the new exhibition: “500 Years On, Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation.” RSVP by Friday 17 March to 479 3985 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Presbyterial will hold the first meeting of 2017 at 2 pm on Tuesday 28 March in the McLean Room, First Church of Otago, Burns Hall.  Everyone welcome. The speaker will be Dr Ruth Houghton who will show slides and talk on her Greenland and Canadian Artic trip.   Afternoon tea will follow.


Taieri Gorge Rail Walk: Sunday 7th May. A rare opportunity to walk the spectacular Taieri Gorge rail line. Train departs Dunedin Railway Station at 8.30am, returns at 3pm. Approx 2.5 hours of walking; 4 bridges and 2 tunnels. Tickets only $59, includes sausage sizzle; available from Dunedin Railway Station, ph 477 4449 or online Not suitable for children under 12 years. Funds raised will go to the Presbyterian Support Buddy Programme.


Presbyterian Support People magazine – copies are available on the back table. Please feel free to take one home. If you wish to receive your own copy in future contact Michelle at Presbyterian Support – 477 7115 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops:

Issues of War and Peace - Professor Murray Rae, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday April 7 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday April 8. In Burns 7 Seminar Room, (Albany Street), University of Otago


Islam and Christianity - Dr Adam Dodds, Senior Pastor, Elim Church

7:00 – 9:00 pm Monday May 8, 15 & 22. At Elim Church Conference Room, 67 Harrow Street


The Psalms and the Life of Faith - Revd Dr James Harding, University of Otago

7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday June 2 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday June 3.

530 Castle Street Seminar Room, University of Otago


Healing, Travelling, Seeing: How Augustine Helps Us Understand Christian Formation - Revd Jono Ryan, Minister, Highgate Presbyterian Church,
PhD candidate, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago

7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday July 14 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday July 15

St David’s Seminar Room 1, University of Otago

Each course costs $30. Please register online at or use registration form from notice-board or from parish office. For further information please go to:


World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation; the new donor year began on 1st August. Anyone else interested in contributing to our sponsored child in India is welcome to write their name on the list and make a donation – either pop it in the box on the back table of the Caversham Church or place in a labelled envelope and put in the Sunday offering plate/bag. Thank you to those who have already made their donation.


Church Giving: Have you thought about making your regular donations to the parish by automatic payment??? Many people find this a very convenient way of making their regular contribution. Tax deductible receipts for all donations made by automatic payment or through the envelope system are provided after the end of March each year. Talk to Wendy in the office to find out more or to arrange to set this up.



This Week:

Today                         2.30pm      Afternoon Communion at Caversham

Monday 13th          9.00am       Deadline for April Coastal Press

                              7.30pm      Green Island Property Committee

Tuesday 14th         1.30pm      St Margaret’s PWANZ

Wednesday 15th    7.30pm      Resourcing for Mission

Thursday 16th      10.00am       Fruit & Vege depot

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                        5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 19th            9.30am      Morning worship at Caversham

                            10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                            11.00am      Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Island


Next Week…..

Monday 20th                            Office Closed – Otago Anniversary Day

                                                Caversham Women’s Fellowship

Thursday 23rd      9.00am       Setting up for parish fair

                             10.00am      Fruit & Vege depot

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                        5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

Friday 24th      9am – 7pm      Sidey Hall open for fair set up

Saturday 25th       10.00am      All fair helpers to be at Sidey Hall