Readings for next Sunday, 23rd July:

Genesis 28: 10-19a                Psalm 139: 1-12, 23 -24   

Romans 8: 12-25                    Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43


Hospital Bed-pushing: Coastal Unity is rostered to help patients attend the hospital chapel service on Sunday 6th August. If you are able to help on this day, please let Wendy know as soon as possible.


Your Feedback wanted! Members of the Ministry Settlement Board would very much like to hear your response to their open letter in the last Coastal Press. Please share your thoughts with any of the following: Sybil Kirkwood, Pete Strang, Kath Fa’Asega, Glenyce Hall, Lynda McLachlan, Jack Rutherford or contact the Rev Tokerau Joseph on 477 7150.


“A Season of Reflection” Opoho Presbyterian Church is holding the third of 5 reflective services tonight at 7pm. All welcome. See notice-board for more details.


Radio Church every Sunday morning from 8.30 – 9am a recorded worship service is offered on Otago Access Radio 105.4 FM or online via Please share this with your shut-in friends and those unable to attend regular church services.


Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops:

Who is Jesus Really? – Rev Assoc Prof Chris Holmes, Dept Theology & Religion, University of Otago. 7– 9pm Monday July 24, 31 and August 7. Burns 5 (Albany St), University of Otago.

A “Taster” Course in New testament Greek – Dr Katie Marcar, Dept of Theology and Religion, University of Otago. 7 – 9pm Wednesday August 16, 23 & 30. Burns 5 (Albany St), 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 17th             12.30pm           Caversham Women’s Fellowship

Wednesday 18th         6.45pm           Session in Dutton Lounge

                                   7.30pm           Resourcing for Mission in Dutton Lounge

Thursday 19th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am          Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 23rd                 9.30am          Morning Worship at Caversham

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning Worship at St Margaret’s