Dates for August 2015

Dates for August

Sunday 2nd 10am Kids N All Peace
Monday 3rd 10am Drop Inn Morning with residents from Regency & Shoal Bay Villa
Tuesday 4th 5pm Yoga
Tuesday 4th 7pm Come to Quiet
Wednesday 5th 7pm Kids Friendly Team meeting
Sunday 9th 10am Quiet Service
Sunday 9th 6pm Baptism – Soup & Chat
Tuesday 11th 5pm Yoga
Wednesday 12th 7.30pm Finance Team
Saturday 15th 6.30pm Upstairs Downstairs Movies
Sunday 16th 9.30am Café Service Myths and Legends
Tuesday 18th 5pm Yoga
Wednesday 19th 7pm Church Council Meeting
Saturday 22nd 6pm Dinner Club
Sunday 23rd 10am Communion Service
Tuesday 25th 5pm Yoga
Wednesday 26th 7pm Renewal Team meeting
Friday 28th FFN – Fathers Day
Sunday 30th 10am Youth Service
Tuesday 1st 5pm Yoga
Tuesday 1st 7pm Come to Quiet
Wednesday 2nd 7pm Kids Friendly Team meeting

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Duty Rosters – August 2015

  Elder Door Duty Cleaning Flowers
August 2 Rosemarie Ralph & Robin Margaret & Malcolm Isabel
August 9 Robin Liz & David Jet Cleaning Robin
August 16 Jeanne Isabel & John Barbara Robin
August 23 Liz Cam & Val Jet Cleaning Anne
August 30 Margaret & Rachel Malcolm & Annette Grace Anne
Sept 6 Mary & Dalia Edith & Val Jet Cleaning Margaret

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Notices – August 2015


All kinds of things about baptism – come for an evening of soup and bread and lively conversation about everything from dunking and sprinkling, adult or infant to meaning, significance and efficiency. This deep mystery and simple ceremony is full of layers of meaning, some of which are challenging and some are comforting. Let’s explore together to enrich our understanding and appreciation for one another and for the journey of faith.

Sunday August 9th: 6pm.


Dinner Club

The next date is 22 August – 6pm at a Ponsonby restaurant where we can share good food and conversation; following which we will go to see the next Pilgrim Productions show – Scrubbers. Details elsewhere in the Informer. Come to dinner and/or the Show. Book your seat with Rosemarie or Andrea.


An Opportunity for Growth and Enrichment

Every Day Matters is a series of evening workshops put together by Moderator Andrew Norton to explore aspects of doing life as a follower of Jesus. There are three evenings, each with a meal, sung worship led by Malcolm Gordon, and inspiring input from a team of talented folk followed by conversation time in small groups.

Dates are:     Tuesday 28th July, 4th August and 11th August.

Time:              7 to 9:15pm

At:                   Greenlane Presbyterian Church,

211 Great South Road, Greenlane.

Registration is online, following the link from the Northern Presbytery website:


The Hospital Chaplaincy

From letters to the Editor, Northland Age 14 August 2015

Nothing but Angels

“I was visited by Phyllis Tailby and Gillian Price, from the chaplaincy service, while I was in Kaitaia Hospital last week. They called in to see me independently, both taking the time to sit and talk with me. And they helped me immensely, augmenting the doctors’ pills and potions. These two ladies are nothing but angels. They are very, very good, nice people, who I am sure are especially appreciated by patients who do not receive a lot of visitors.         Brian Carter Taupo Bay


Family History at Northcote Community Library

Family History Month is an annual festival of talks, seminars and workshops on the subject of family history and genealogyNorthcote Library is hosting genealogist and author Christine Liava’a.  She will speak of the Pacific region in WWI and the different groups of people from the Pacific Islands who took part in the Great War.

Family History Month at Auckland Libraries

Topic:             An overview of the Pacific region in WWI

Speaker:        Christine Liava’a

Where:           Northcote Library

When:            Thursday 27 August 2015

Time:              11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p. m.

Where:           Northcote Community Library, 2 Ernie Mays Street, Northcote 0627

Reservations: Call Northcote Library on 09 486 8492 to reserve your place or email:

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for further information.


Floral Affair

Gather your friends – make up a table and book early for this very popular event in the St Aidans Calendar.

Saturday 19 September at 2pm




Because they had no reservations at a busy restaurant, my elderly neighbour and his wife were told there would be a 45-minute wait for a table.

“Young man, we’re both 90 years old,” the husband said. “We may not have 45 minutes.”       They were seated immediately.


I was in the ‘Six Item Express’ lane at the supermarket, quietly fuming.

Completely ignoring the sign, the woman ahead of me had slipped into the check-out line pushing a cart piled high with groceries.

Imagine my delight when the cashier beckoned the woman to come forward, looked into the cart and asked sweetly, “So – which six items would you like to buy?”

Wouldn’t it be great if that happened more often?




Pilgrim Productions presents


By Cenarth Fox

12 – 22 August 2015

Theatre Pitt, 78 Pitt Street, Auckland

This inspiration drama with music is a story of five fabulous females who work as cleaners at night in a large office complex. Each woman has a story to tell, a sad story. But one woman has a hopes for a better life away from scrubbing floors. Her drams affect others to the extent that their lives are changed dramatically and forever.

Tickets – $24 or $22 for Seniors, Children & Students

Bookings or Ph Marion 3766583 between 9am and 9pm


Alternatively join the Dinner Club group going on 22 August.


All profits from this production to be donated to the Living Wage Aotearoa NZ Campaign


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St Aidan’s Meanderings – August 2015

GREETINGS! As always there is a lot going on in our Community, so much we would like to participate in. The rain continues to fall and parts of the country are in drought!! It was very sad to learn of the tragic deaths of two French Canadians in Fiordland National Park, some comments pointing out the differences between the wilderness of New Zealand and Canada.   Some of the crashes in the Tour de France indicated that cycling too has its dangers. The morale of the country was intact after the All Blacks’ win over South Africa – albeit by a narrow margin as always – and the Silver Ferns showed that they are capable of good things, justifying changes made by the coach. Soon our gardens will be heralding the spring and we will once again have the fragrance of spring flowers to enjoy. Speaking of which, do you take time at church to look at the lovely floral arrangements created for our pleasure by the ladies who give of their time and their talent – what would life be like without flowers??

FUNERALS   – Sadly we bade farewell to dear Mary Arblaster at St. Aidan’s on 13 July. Mary was a lifelong resident of Northcote and St. Aidan’s Church. She will be missed by us all.

Margaret’s brother, Bruce Robertson, died last week, another lifelong resident of Northcote, and Margaret gave his eulogy. Our sympathy to Margaret and Malcolm and Bruce’s family at this sad time.

HEALTH – It was good to see Don B back at church, walking well, as he recovers from hip surgery.   We send good wishes to Bruce H who is now home recuperating from surgery at North Shore Hospital. Our thoughts will be with Bev A as she prepares for hip surgery at North Shore, early August.

BIRTHDAYS We have a very special birthday on 26 August when our dear Muriel (Northbridge) turns 100! According to my brilliant mathematical brain, that means she was born in 1915 – that’s a long time ago! HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY, MURIEL.   We say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Sheila, Mary and Annalie Sieberhagen. Have a happy day.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY – Special congratulations to Margaret and Malcolm as they celebrate 60 years of married bliss. Well done folks – trust celebrations are under way. Have a wonderful time. Nan and Kerr are also celebrating over in Scotland – a big one for them next year!

CAFE CHURCH with a difference saw the Pilgrim Productions performing an interesting play entitled “Us and Them” which showed us how we put up barriers in our lives towards people and things that are different. It gave us something to think about.

JAZZ CONCERT It seemed that Band and audience enjoyed the afternoon on 25th – the Joymakers said that they had enjoyed playing for us and we certainly had a good time and heard some quality New Orleans Jazz. Roxy’s participation was appreciated, as was the labour of love of the ladies who made and served our usual first class afternoon tea. To all who helped to get the show on the road (from about 2 months ago) a big THANK YOU. You helped to entertain a lot of people who went home happy from their afternoon at St. Aidan’s. We raised over $1,900 – just four more tickets and we would have been over $2,000.

OUT AND ABOUT   We hope Fleur and Alf have enjoyed their holiday and come back refreshed.

Mary had a pleasant holiday in July – she travelled to Melbourne to visit son Philip and Emma and family on the occasion of Philip’s 40th birthday. After a couple of relaxing weeks in Melbourne, Mary travelled to Sydney for a few days with a friend, before returning home.

Pat and Colin have had a couple of weeks in Wanaka, enjoying that lovely part of the country, during which Colin hoped to get some skiing and they both looked forward to some serious walking in the area.

Grace enjoyed two special occasions in July – she had a weekend in Wellington with her daughter, celebrating Grace’s birthday, during which they had lovely time together delving into their family history.   Later in the month, she was invited to the Kumeu kindergarten celebration of Matariki, as the guest of her little granddaughter.

I wonder if you managed to attend the ‘TARTAN TATTOO’ at North Shore Events Centre in July. It was a Community event sponsored by Kaipatiki Board, was free, and was well attended and enjoyed. It has been performed many times before, but this was my first time at this event. The precision was excellent – on the stroke of 2pm, there was a roll of drums, the black curtain at the end of the arena was drawn, and out marched (at least) six teams of pipers and drummers, each team in its own coloured tartan. It was a wonderful moment for all who love the pipes and marching bands.   During the afternoon we were treated to beautiful highland dancing, Scottish country dancing and a women’s marching team. There was a group called ‘Fusion’ Band whose style was to ‘jazz up’ the pipes, which may have appealed to the younger folk, but not so much to this traditionalist!   I shall certainly watch for the performance of the bands next year.

We look forward to our evening on 9 Aug to discuss Baptism, over soup and bread, and all the other exciting events in our calendar. PLEASE remember to put your name on the TEA ROSTER.




Go well and safely,       Edith.


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From the Kid’s Corner – August 2015

Upstairs Downstairs Movie Night       Saturday 15 August @ 6.30pm

Mum and Dad are invited to watch a movie upstairs while the kids will be downstairs watching their own movie with popcorn and juice. Bring your beanbag or a cushion and have a fun night watching ‘Despicable Me’.



Friday Fun Night       Friday 28 August @ 6pm

This month we will be doing activities for Fathers’ Day. Remember to get Mum or Dad to register you when the notice is emailed out.


Youth Service       Sunday 30 August @ 10am

A different service led by our own young people. What will they do this time? It is sure to be something to remember.

Kids Friendly Birthdays

Birthday wishes from the Kids Friendly Team to our “junior” members who will be celebrating their birthday in August – Allely and Lucy.

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