Dates for September 2015

Sunday 6 10am Kids N All Father’s Day
Monday 7 10am Drop Inn Morning with residents from Regency & Shoal Bay Villa
Tuesday 8 5pm Yoga
Sunday 13 10am Quiet Service
Tuesday 15 5pm Yoga
Wednesday 16 7pm Church Council Meeting
Saturday 19 2pm Floral Affair
Sunday 20 9.30am Café Service Relating to our community
Tuesday 22 5pm Yoga
Wednesday 23 2pm Renewal Team
Friday 25   Friday Fun Night International
Saturday 26 6.30pm Dinner Club
Sunday 27 10am Communion Service
Tuesday 29 5pm Yoga
Sunday 4 10am Kids n All – Church/Communion
Monday 5 10am Drop Inn Morning with residents from Regency & Shoal Bay Villa
Tuesday 6 5pm Yoga
Tuesday 6 7pm Come to Quiet
Wednesday 7 7pm Kids Friendly Team


Flowers, Concert, High Tea is to be held on SATURDAY 19 September at 2pm at St Aidans

Tables will be set in the Church. Concert Items will alternate with the serving of the High Tea.

The Church will be decorated with Flowers

A varied musical programme provided by talented members of St Aidans will be performed during the afternoon

Tickets are available now for this fund-raising event

$25 adults, $5 school-age children

Helpers are needed

Can you volunteer to make & bring along a plate or plates of small sandwiches, savouries, or cakes.


Enquiries to:         Pat           480-5749

September 10, 2015 in Dates to Remember, Newsletter by

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Duty Rosters – September 2015

  Elder Door Duty Cleaning Flowers
Sept 6 Mary & Dalia Edith & Val Jet Cleaning Margaret
Sept 13 Helene Andre & Colin Connie & Linda Margaret
Sept 20 Margaret Isabel & John Jet Cleaning Floral Affair
Sept 27 Nan Cam & Val John R Isabel
Oct 4 Liz & Lynda Rachel & Gerald Jet Cleaning Isabel

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Greetings from the USA – September 2015

Greetings from the USA

Always great to get the good news report from the church.

What an interesting schedule you all have going over there; so sorry we cannot join in.

Especially good to see the family (kids and all) programmes (notice I added ‘me’; it’s “programs” for us!)!

Jean and I are almost up with Malcolm and Margaret; we had our 59th anniversary on July 1; so, next year, as with M and M, it will be No. 60!

Thanks for including us. We do enjoy seeing the names we remember so well, and we are pleased that St. Aidan’s is a vital and vigorous congregation.

We miss you and all of our beloved NZ.

Love to everyone – John and Jean

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Notices – September 2015

Dinner Club

The next date is 26 September – 6.30pm at a local restaurant. Book your seat with Rosemarie or Andrea.

You’ve got to laugh J

All eyes were on the radiant bride as her father escorted her down the aisle. They reached the altar and the waiting groom, the bride kissed her father and placed something in his hand.

The guests in the front pews responded with ripples of laughter. Even the priest smiled broadly.

As her father gave her away in marriage, the bride gave him back his credit card.

The computer swallowed Grandma,

Yes, honestly, it’s true!

She pressed ‘control’ and ‘enter’

And disappeared from view.

It devoured her completely,

The thought just makes me squirm.

She must have caught a virus

Or been eaten by a worm.

I’ve searched through the recycle bin

And files of every kind;

I’ve even used the Internet,

But nothing did I find.

In desperation, I asked Mr Google

My searches to refine.

The reply from him was negative,

Not a thing was found ‘online’.

So, if inside your ‘Inbox’,

My Grandma you should see,

Please ‘Copy’, ‘Scan’ and ‘Paste’ her,

And send her back to me.


This is a tribute to all the Grandmas & Grandpas, Nannas and Pops, who have been fearless and learned to use the Computer….. They are the greatest!!!!

We do not stop playing because we grow old;

We grow old because we stop playing.


Women and cats will do as they please; and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.


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St Aidan’s Meanderings – September 2015

GREETINGS – What glorious magnolias we are seeing this year. They must like the cold wet winter to bloom so beautifully in what we call spring! A walk in the Parnell area recently took us among some grand old houses and their fully laden blossom trees as well as a field of tall daffodils in the grounds of the old St. Stephens chapel which had been recently painted white and sparkled in the morning sun. It made a charming picture.   Rather surprising to find a patch of good old fashioned gorse at the bottom of St. Stephens Ave where we looked out over the Baths.

HEALTH   It was good to see that Malcolm was resting at home after a short stay in North Shore Hospital. Bev A. Is coping with her new hip and reckons it will take a while, but she’s smiling. Anne G. enjoys visitors at Green Valley Lodge in Glenfield.

BIRTHDAYS – We belatedly congratulate Helene M, whose birthday on Sunday, 23 August passed unnoticed. This month we celebrate Happy Birthday with Bev A; Robin B; Colin R. – a little bird tells us that it is a milestone for you this time, Colin, and we say congrats on your 80th.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES –   Congratulations to Diane & Trevor; Roxy & Mark. Make sure you celebrate folks – always a special occasion…

BAPTISM STUDY – We had an interesting evening, over soup and bread, as we discussed all kinds of things about Baptism, which helped our understanding and appreciation for one another in the journey of faith.

CAFE CHURCH (1) saw the moving Baptism of Emily and James and celebrated their step in faith. A celebration of another kind was that of the 60th Wedding Anniversary of Malcolm & Margaret. Again, congratulations from us all.

ORDINATION OF NEW ELDERS – Communion Sunday was an appropriate time for us to share in the Ordination of Dalia, Lynda and Rachel – a special occasion for us all.

CAFE CHURCH (2) was an especially enjoyable service taken by our young people, ably led by Barbora. They gave us some searching questions to take home and think about. A big thank you to all who took part.

MURIEL’S 100TH We mentioned last month that Muriel Johnson was turning 100 on 26 August. She had a lovely party in one of the lounges at Northbridge, with family and friends who had travelled great distances to be with her. While proposing her health, Muriel’s son mentioned several facts that depicted changes in her lifetime – being born in 1915 – one of which was the world population had almost doubled over those years! Food for thought. Many interesting things came to mind, especially the changes in the electronics world.

OUT AND ABOUT – Mary B is to travel to Dunedin to visit her brother John in hospital.

As mentioned above, Colin has a special birthday this month. Pat and Colin are taking the family out on the Round the World yacht ‘Steinlager 2’ for a Harbour Cruise. Great way to have a picnic to mark the occasion – enjoy.

For those who managed to see the Documentary film on the Camino Pilgrim Trail, not only were they treated to an excellent pictorial and spiritual experience, but they caught a glimpse of our own Pilgrims, Pat and Colin, on the Trail. A lovely surprise. Not often we know the movie stars!!

Andre and Helene spent most of their ‘winter getaway’ in Hawaii where they made the most of the warm, crystal-clear waters by swimming in the sea every day. They also managed to visit an active and an extinct volcano, wondering at the expanse of the craters. Both Karen and Johan joined them in Hawaii, while Annalie and her family were savouring the warmth of Port Douglas. On a short excursion to mainland U.S.A. they visited several desert parks and saw a very different spectacle of nature in the colour and formations of the Valley of Fire in Nevada and Bryce National Canyon in Utah. The rocks in this smaller version of the Grand Canyon have been shaped by erosion to look like people, almost being reminiscent of the terracotta warriors of China. The local Indian tribes call them hoodoos and consider them to be their forbears who had been turned into rocks because of their transgressions and are now doomed to watch over the valley for ever.

Edith enjoyed a brief return to camping days when she drove to Raglan for a Rotary Caravan Rally. In pouring rain, she (literally) threw her gear into her friend’s motorhome and then they were off to spend a long weekend at the Raglan Holiday Camp, catching up with old friends, from all over the North Island, and meeting new members. There is always a good programme arranged, this time a tournament was held over bowls, Snooker and darts! Teams were drawn. How is it that men always seem to have played all these games and are good at them! My participation resulted in our team winning a booby prize (the good players only got praise!) and I returned with the resolve that I would learn to play at least three new sports !

A hearty welcome back to Rinny and Barbara after a nine months absence to house sit a castle in the south of France followed by a most enviable trip including southern, central and northern Europe and North America. With insufficient time to meet the deadline for this edition, we hope to receive a more detailed report for the next issue of the Informer.

We expect to be hearing of Robin’s travels in Europe and expect a detailed account of the All Blacks match in Newcastle. She makes a point of attending at least one of the A.B’s matches in the World Cup, wherever it is played!!

We look forward to all the interesting things that Alf and Roxy have for us this month; to the participation of our newly ordained Elders; to the interesting activities of our young people.

THE FLORAL AFFAIR – Let’s all get behind this fund raising occasion – invite your neighbours, people who live alone and perhaps don’t get out much – it is an enjoyable activity for them; people who like flowers, music and home cooked goodies. It’s our chance to make a difference.

Please check the rosters – you may be needed for flowers, cleaning, morning tea – be a volunteer.


When you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment

That comes from knowing you are working to make things better

Go well and safely,       Edith.


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