Readings for next Sunday, 20th August:

Genesis 45: 1-15                              Psalm 133    

Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-32                  Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28


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


Caversham Women’s Fellowship: will meet next Monday, 21st August in Dutton Lounge.  It will be our Annual meeting starting at 1.30pm followed by our speaker Alison Neville, who has led an interesting life, as did her Mother and Grandmother, and their connection with India.


Please help Pete: Questions still welcomed!!!

Pete Strang will be leading both services in the parish on Sunday 27th August, with representatives from Presbyterian Support Otago. 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. Thank you for those who made suggestions last Sunday, which was great – if anyone else has ideas to share, Pete would love to hear them.

There is a clipboard in church today, 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..


Caversham Church Spring Clean: it is proposed that we spring clean the church on Saturday 9th September, starting at 9.30am. Please let Yvonne (ph 487 9559) or Wendy (ph 487 6367) know if you will be able to help on this day. The more helpers the faster the job is completed! Bring along your dusters, furniture polish, vacuum cleaner or floor mop.


World Vision Child Sponsorship: The new donor year for our sponsored child began on 1st August and an updated donor list is on the back table. Those who have supported this mission in the past will find their names on the list but we also welcome others to be involved. An annual donation of $22 per donor should cover our annual commitment to Jyoti in India. Thank you all for your support.


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.


“Love Reaches Out” Art exhibition: "Doing small things with Great Love". The Kids Friendly/Family Works art and writing competition entries will be displayed at Knox Presbyterian Church from Friday 11th August until Monday 21st August.  Judging will take place on Thursday 10th August.  Please come along to view this art and writing created by children all around New Zealand and bring your children and grandchildren too.   Thanks to Knox Presbyterian for hosting this exhibition.


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..


This Week:

Monday 14th                9.00am          Deadline for September Coastal Press      

                                    7.30pm          Green Island Property Committee

Wednesday 16th          7.30pm          Resourcing for Mission

Thursday 17th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am           Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 20th                 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 Is