Readings for next Sunday, 9th April:

Isaiah 50: 4-9a             Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29  or Psalm 31: 9-16

Philippians 2: 5-11                Matthew 21: 1-11 or

Matthew 26: 14- 27:66    or   Matthew 27: 11-54


Can you help??? The Parish Communications team is looking for someone to assist them with a small task each month – this involves writing a small item for The Star newspaper community news section. If you feel this is something you would like to do, please talk to either Jillian (487 6307) or Sybil (487 8018) or the office.


Thank you to all bedpushers

 Dear Sue,

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking you and the members of your church for the help you gave us at the Hospital Chapel recently. It is appreciated that it is not always easy to gather together a group of people for this purpose. We also realise that each of you has made a real sacrifice of time and energy and perhaps had to miss out on your own church service to be at the hospital.

 Please convey to all your members our sincere thanks for their contribution. Without the help of groups such as yours our hospital worship services would be difficult to maintain Sunday by Sunday. We trust that you all got the same satisfaction of joy from your efforts as the patients and staff did from being able to share in the worship of God while here in hospital.

Yours sincerely,

Frances  (Administrator / Fundraiser, Otago Healthcare Chaplaincy Support Trust)


The NZ Bible Society aims to grant 4,000 Bibles, New Testaments and Scripture portions to hospitals, hospices and prisons in NZ. To donate to this campaign please post donations to Bible House, Private Bag 27 901, Marion Square, Wellington 6141 or online / donate or Freephone 0800 424 253.



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.


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.


Foot Washing Ceremony – all welcome at the Dunedin Hospital Chapel at 4.30pm on Thursday 13th April (Maundy Thursday) for a Foot Washing Ceremony.


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.


This Week:

Today                   12.30pm     Lunch at Mitchell’s, South Rd, Caversham

                                1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Tuesday 4th April   7.30pm     Caversham Property Committee in parish office

Thursday 6th         10.00am      Fruit & Vege depot

                        5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

Saturday 8th           9.00am      Caversham Market

Sunday 9th              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


Easter Services:

Sunday 9th April                       Passion / Palm Sunday

Thursday 13th         7.30pm     Maundy Thursday Service at Caversham

Friday 14th             9.00am      Meet at Shark Bell, St Clair Esplanade for the Ecumenical Southern Walk of the Cross

                              10.00am      Good Friday Service at Caversham Baptist Church

Sunday 16th             9.00am      Easter Day Service at Caversham

                               11.00am     Easter Day Service at St Margaret’s Green Island



Interim Moderator: The Rev Graeme Munro

Telephone 473 8911   Mobile (027) 473 0526


Session Clerk: Mrs Jillian Criglington

Telephone 487 6307


Office Administrator: Mrs Wendy Crawford

Telephone 487 6367