Readings for next Sunday, 2nd April:

Ezekiel 37: 1-14           Psalm 130          

Romans 8: 6-11            John 11: 1-45


Parish Fair: A huge thank you to all who helped with the fair yesterday!! It was a great team effort and special thanks to Sue Lambie, Ken Baker and Anne Watkins for putting it all togetherJ.


Christian Broadcasting Association (CBA) seeks help to broadcast the real Easter message on mainstream radio. This Good Friday CBA will broadcast for 22 hours on NZ’s three largest commercial talk radio stations: Newstalk ZB, Radio Sport and RadioLIVE. CBA’s programmes are designed to communicate the Christian faith to those who have never understood. They have asked for your help to cover production costs – either using the enclosed envelopes or phone 0900 80 222 to make a $20 donation (charged to your phone account) or visit for more information.


Caversham Women’s Fellowship: tomorrow, 27th March. Meet at the Caversham Church at 1.30pm to share transport to Portobello.


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.


NZ Presbyterian Research Network extends an invitation to a showcase and lecture by Peter Crothall -“The Chrysalis Seed Art & Christianity Collection” on Thursday 6th April, 5.30 – 7.00pm. Refreshments at the Knox Centre for Ministry & Leadership and a self-guided tour of the art in the Hewitson Block between 5 – 5.30pm; lecture at 7pm in Hewitson Library, Knox College, Arden St.


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.


Thanks from Presbyterian Support for your recent donations to the Foodbank. “Donations from supporters like you really make a difference to families at this time of the year. Your support means families in need are provided for, ensuring their health and well-being and helping to build positive change, strong families and healthy communities. Thank you for helping us to help people in Otago.”


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..


Inaugural Professorial Lecture : “Inherited genes and environment: that which makes us unique” – by Prof Tony Merriman; Tuesday 4 April, 5.30pm in Archway 4 Lecture Theatre, Union St East. All welcome.


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:

Monday 27th          1.30pm      Caversham Women’s Fellowship meet at church

Thursday 30th      10.00am       Fruit & Vege depot

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                        5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 2nd April   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

                             12.30pm     Lunch at Mitchell’s, South Road, Caversham

                               1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre