Readings for next Sunday, 22nd October:

Exodus 33:12-23                             Psalm 99

1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10                Matthew 22: 15-22


Caversham Women’s Fellowship, meets tomorrow, Monday 16th October. Meet at Caversham Church at 1.30pm to ‘car pool’ for a visit to Pam Seaton’s garden in Fairfield.


Special Appeal for Lunch@Sidey: during October we are inviting members of the parish to contribute in support of our very successful community mission, Lunch@Sidey. Many of you generously provide soup for this Thursday lunch, and we receive bread and vegetables from Foodshare. However, we regularly need to purchase tea, coffee, sugar, milk, margarine etc and our funds are now running low.

If you are able to help support the lunch in this way, please place your donation in a marked envelope with your offering any Sunday in October, or send directly to the office. Thank you.


Sunday 29th October: being a 5th Sunday, will be a combined service at Caversham, starting at 10am. Please bring a small plate for morning tea


Kew Park Proposed changes: it has come to our attention that the City Council is planning to put in extra skateboarding equipment at Kew Park, but at the expense of half the basketball court. The proposal is to take away one basketball hoop and just leave the markings for half a court. A number of us are happy to see new equipment added but not happy about taking away half the basketball court, which was part of the original project, agreed on and fundraised for by the community. There is currently some community consultation in progress, so we encourage you to have your say by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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. An annual donation of $22 per donor should cover our annual commitment to Jyoti in India. We welcome others to be involved. Thank you all for your support.


“Plumbing, Plastering and Pudding – Ladies’ Workshop”Wednesday 1st November, 7pm at Stepping Stones Rooms, 186 Macandrew Rd. FREE to women of all ages and abilities, but as spaces are limited please RSVP to Alana on 021 415 530 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Give Hope this Christmas: Christian World Service’s Gifted programme enables you to support one of CWS’s overseas programmes helping people build better lives for themselves and their families. Gifts include fruit trees for a Filipino family, bees for a Sri Lankan family, a water tank for a Ugandan family, goats or sheep for a Palestinian family, classroom materials for rural Haiti, medical care for Palestinian mothers etc etc. In return, you receive a gift card to give to your family or friend which shows the gift made to communities overseas. Buy online at or call at the parish office for an order form. Let’s share hope this Christmas.


Christian Theology at Otago University: The Dept of Theology and Religion at Otago University offers a range of papers on campus and by Distance Learning. A poster and leaflets of courses being offered in 2018 are on the notice-board.


This Week:

Monday 16th                  Deadline for November Coastal Press

                                    1.30pm      Caversham Women’s Fellowship meet at Caversham Church

Wednesday 18th         7.30pm          Resourcing for Mission

Thursday 19th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                   11.30am         Lunch@Sidey

                              5 – 5.45pm          Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 22nd                 9.30am          Morning Worship at Caversham

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

Monday 23rd                                      Labour Day Holiday – Parish Office Closed