Readings for next Sunday, 16th  April:

Acts 10: 34-43 or Jeremiah 31: 1-6                            Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 

Colossians 3: 1-4  or Acts 10: 34-43                 John 20: 1-18  or Matthew 28:1-10


Otago  Tertiary  Chaplaincy: Greg Hughson has  been  Ecumenical  Chaplain at Otago University  since  February  2000.  You can find out more about the ministries of the Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy team via   and    Facebook: Otago  Tertiary  Chaplaincy. To register as a  friend of the Chaplaincy and receive  news  via  e-mail, please go to Greg can be contacted via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Parish Office: will be closed for Easter from 1pm on Thursday 13th until 9am Wednesday 19th April. Check the office answer-phone for emergency contact people over the holiday period.


Easter Services: Wendy is looking for people to read short readings at the Maundy Thursday service this week. Please phone her at the office tomorrow is you are happy to help. Thank you.


Parish Fair: Raffles: Congratulations to the following winners: Bathroom Hamper – Gaynor; Gardener’s Hamper – M A Fulton; Grocery Hampers – Rosemary Smith and Bronwyn Walters. A huge thank you to everyone who donated goods for the raffles but especially to Susan who generously provided the garden and bathroom raffles and did them up so attractively.  Many thanks to Susan for also putting together so many Easter themed prizes for the chocolate wheel - they were very popular and well received.

St Margaret's PWANZ next meeting this Tuesday 11th April will be a visit to the Pop Up Shop "Unstitched" at 23 Princess St at 1:30pm. Transport will be arranged.


Lunch@Sidey – you may not realise that this is a free lunch open to everyone – it would be lovely to see more of our own congregations coming along to enjoy this weekly lunch in Sidey Hall, Thursdays at 11.30pm.

"A Rocha Dunedin” start-up event for 2017 with “Save The Otago Peninsula” (STOP), TODAY at 2.00pm. Care of Creation...Service in a special place...Meet some new people... Have a sign of Hope.

Join us at Smiths Creek, Bacon St, Turnbull’s Bay on the Otago Peninsula as we clear summer weeds from the native trees we planted last spring. We have some gardening gloves but bring your own if you have them. Then we'll meet a little further along the peninsula at the Portobello Presbyterian Church for food and worship together, to be led by members of "The Table" from Highgate Church.

We will provide refreshments but you're welcome to contribute some food for sharing. If you need transport contact Selwyn Yeoman 027 357 8459 or <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>"


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


Good Friday Evening ‘Vigil’ – All welcome to Knox Church at 7pm on Friday 14th April for a Meditation on the Cross for today’s people.


Caversham Connect Newsletter – the April edition is now available for reading on the community noticeboards, online or at the parish office. Lots of local news, stories and history. To receive your own copy email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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 –phone 0900 80 222 to make a $20 donation (charged to your phone account) or visit for more information.


 This Week:

Monday 10th          7.30pm      Green Island Property Committee

Tuesday 11th         1.30pm      Green Island PWANZ meet at Church for outing

Wednesday 12th   7.00pm      Session meets in parish office

Thursday 13th      10.00am       Fruit & Vege depot

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                        5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

                               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

                             10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

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