Readings for next Sunday, 28th May:

Acts 1: 6-14                                     Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-35           

1 Peter 4:12-14;  5: 6-11                 John 17: 1-11


Quiz & Dessert Night 2017 is THIS Wednesday 24th May, 7pm in Sidey Hall. Don’t miss this fantastic FUNdraiser – awesome desserts and great raffle prizes on offer. Bring along as many teams as you can manage – we need lots of teams to ensure a successful event; if you can’t arrange a team, come along anyway and join a team on the night. ($20 per team – up to 6 people.) It is helpful (but not essential) if you pre-register your team at the parish office (487 6367.) Our Fundraising team greatly appreciates your support.


Parish Directory: has been updated and copies are now available from the office for a $1 donation.


Caversham Women’s Fellowship will meet tomorrow, Monday, 22nd May, 2pm in Dutton Lounge. Claire Aitken from Moana House will be speaking. Moana House is a well-established residential therapeutic community for adult male offenders who want to change their lives. All welcome (men too!) to hear this interesting talk.


Caversham Market: Shirley appreciates your continuing support of the monthly market – she thanks you for all the donations you have recently provided.


Christian World Service newsletter “Autumn Story: copies are available on the back table – please feel free to take one.


Bruce Hamill’s 2016 Study Leave Reports can be borrowed from the office if you would like to read them. There are two documents – “Learning to do Lunch – a theological reflection on a Missional Community” and “The God Revolution – a short course in Christianity.”


Spirituality Seminar: Dunedin Hospital Chapel, Thursday 25th May, 1-2pm. Speaker will be Dr Prue Murdoch, a Dunedin GP and partner at Amity Health Centre. Prue is actively involved in mentoring tertiary students, both within the church and the medical school. Nurturing robust Christian faith that can engage with all of life is a key interest. All welcome


FREE Talk: Stained Glass In Dunedin by Brian Miller; Thursday 25 May, 7pm in Herron Hall, Knox Church. This talk will cover early Dunedin stained glass artists and the work of Roy Miller who produced over 300 church windows in over 130 churches around the country. Also information on how hand-made glass is produced and how to maintain and conserve stained glass windows.


STAINED GLASS  TOUR: Saturday 27th May, 10:30am – 4:30pm.12 Dunedin Churches (including Caversham Presbyterian) will be open for viewing the windows. Entry will be by the self-guided tour booklet which can be purchased at the Thursday night talk ($15 cash) or from Knox Church foyer after 10.30am on the Saturday. Organised by Southern Heritage Trust.


 “A Season of Reflection” Opoho Presbyterian Church will host a series of 5 reflective services from May through to September. 7pm on Sundays 28th May, 18th June, 16th July, 20th August and 24th September. All welcome. See notice-board for more details.


Farewell Lecture: “The Missional Church in Aotearoa: Reflections on a Decade of Relating to the Church in NZ” – by Rev Dr Lynne Baab. Tuesday 6th June, 5.15pm in Burns 1 Lecture Theatre, Otago University. To be followed by a farewell function in Humanities Common Room, 1st Floor, Arts Building. RSVP for farewell function to 479 8516 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All welcome.


Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops:

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



This Week:

Monday 22nd           2.00pm    Caversham Women’s Fellowship

Wednesday 24th     7.00pm    Quiz & Dessert Night – Sidey Hall

Thursday 25th        10.00am     Fruit & Vege depot

                              11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

                         5 – 5.45pm     Fruit & Vege depot

                              7.30pm      Ministry Settlement Board – at St Margaret’s

Saturday 27th  10.30am – 4pm  Caversham Church open – stained glass tour

Sunday 28th             9.30am     Morning Worship at Caversham

                              10.30am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                              11.00am     Morning Worship at St Margaret’s