Parish Fair

We were very lucky with the weather at the recent Fair as it had been so cold building up to it.   One thing you cannot control!    We are so grateful to:

PORTSTONE CAFE & PLANTS

CROSSROADS CAFE

ORANA WILDLIFE PARK

McDONALDS, EASTGATE

PAK’NSAVE, WAINONI

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO

BUNNINGS, MARSHLANDS

WILLOWBANK

These Company’s all donated prizes, gifts, plants etc which enabled us to run raffles and add to our stalls, all making a successful profit for the church and to put towards our getting a rebuild one day.

Thanks to all people involved on the day!

Stolen Property

 

Please look out for the following items that have been stolen from our historic site and the people of Christchurch.   These items belonged to the original settlers of Christchurch and were left with the church as a reminder of our past heritage.  Respectfully return these items so we can place them in our future facilities for all to appreciate.

They are:  2 brass vases;  2 brass candle holders;  street lantern;  1 brass ships bell;  brass altar rails;  street lantern;  brass plaques.

For any information call the office on 03 389 6948 or email office@holytrinityavonside.nz

Community Events at Holy Trinity Avonside

Activities Group is held every Thursday at 1pm.  Come along and knit, cross-stitch, do some form of craft, play a board game or just chat.   Everyone is welcome.

Association of Anglican Women (AAW) meets every fourth Saturday of the month at 10.30am. We start with a hot drink before listening to an interesting speaker or undertaking some activity together.

Exercise Class is held every Thursday at 11am.  All abilities are catered for, sitting and standing.   The class focuses on flexibility and fun.   It takes 1 hour, cost is $6 and a light refreshment follows.

Foot Clinic is held every six weeks.   You start with a foot spa and cup of tea/coffee.   Our registered nurse will clip nails and give any advice on the care of your feet.  Then you have a foot massage, all for just $10.

Wednesday Cafe meets every second Wednesday of the month from 11.30am until 1pm.  Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy friendly company, listen to a speaker or take part in a fun activity and join us for lunch.  There is a small cost for lunch and raffle tickets are available.

Everyone is welcome to any or all of the sessions!!   For any further information phone the office on 389 6948.

 

Our Vicar Revd Jill Keir

We were all delighted to have our Priest-in-charge, Revd Jill Keir, appointed as Vicar of Holy Trinity Avonside on Sunday 3rd May 2015.  Parishioners were not surprised and expressed their pleasure with enthusiastic applause.

Revd Jill had been with the parish as Priest-in-Charge for a couple of years.  She had been doing the work of a vicar  so the parish was very confident of her ability to serve the parish as vicar.  She will be employed full time as both Vicar of Avonside and Chaplain to the Fitgzerald Elderly Persons Care facility.

The parish is well placed to develop and serve its community now.

It has a vicar, as well as a pleasant building with enough space for worship and community events.