Readings for next Sunday, 13th August:

Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28          Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b   

Romans 10: 5-15                    Matthew 14: 22-33


Green Island PWANZ meets this Tuesday 8th August at 1.30pm. Alison Milne will speak about her recent trip to Poland and Europe with Ian. All welcome.

Coastal Press: the deadline for the September Coastal Press is Monday 14th August. We welcome your contributions to the parish newsletter.

Winter Warmers Sale: we will be holding a special winter warmers sale at the Caversham Market on Saturday 12th August. We invite donations of books, games, DVDs, puzzles, warm bedding and winter clothing (in good condition) as well as baking for morning teas to be sold on the day. Please bring to the office during office hours or phone the office to arrange collection of goods.


Please help Pete: Questions today, if possible, please!!! Pete Strang will be leading both services in the parish on Sunday 27th August, being Presbyterian Support Sunday at Coastal Unity. Presbyterian Support’s Michelle Gerwitz and Amanda Reid will be Caversham and St Margaret’s respectively and it is intended that Pete will hold a question and answer session with these PSO representatives but he requires suggestions of what you would like to ask about the work of Presbyterian Support.

There is a clipboard in church today and next Sunday, so feel free to write down your questions or contact Pete on ph 487 7478 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Hospital Chaplaincy Bake Sale: Friday 18 August from 9.30am in the Dunedin Hospital Foyer. Donations of baking, produce or jam would be greatly appreciated. These can be left at the parish office before 1pm Thursday 17th August or taken directly to Frances in the chaplaincy office.


Caversham Connect: The August edition of this informative Caversham newsletter is currently available at the office or on the notice-boards at Kew Park, Station Road and Carisbrook School. If you would like to receive a copy by email please contact Sande on 487 8670 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Dunedin Presbyterial Region Presbyterian Women of Aotearoa NZ: The Presbyterial Annual meeting for 2017 will be held on Tuesday 22 August at 2 pm in the McLean Room, Burns Hall, First Church of Otago, Moray Place, Dunedin.  The guest speaker will be Mrs Benita Barton, who will talk about her work with Bible in the Schools. This meeting is open to all from our parish.  Come and meet with them and enjoy afternoon tea together.


Seminar: “The Spirituality of James K. Baxter” - 31st August, 10am-4pm at Burns Lodge at Holy Cross, 89 Church Street, Mosgiel. Presenter: Mike riddell (writer and playwright) and Prof. Kevin Clements (Director of National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.) Cost: $80 (includes lunch.) More detail on poster on notice-board. Register with Nola on 473 1141 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshop:

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.

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:

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

                                   1.45pm           Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Tuesday 8 Aug           1.30pm           Green Island Presbyterian Women

Wednesday 9th           7.00pm           Session

Thursday 10th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.00am          Service at St Clair Park Residential Centre

                                  11.30am          Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Saturday 12th               9.00am          Caversham Market & Winter Warmers Sale

Sunday 13th                 9.30am          Morning Worship at Caversham

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning Worship at St Margaret’s