Stokes Valley Community Events
March 2002

Welcome to the Stokes Valley News Online Community Events Page!

Here you'll find a listing of all the up and coming events in Stokes Valley that we know about. If you have an event to add, please use the form at the bottom of this page to submit your information to us for inclusion (not present in archived versions of SVN). Alternatively, you can write directly to the editor about your event by e-mailing

If you want to list an event that is not designed for profit, or is on behalf of a non-profit organisation we'll list you for free.

Up and Coming Community Events

Stokes Valley Rugby Pre Seasion Training
Every Monday and Wednesday 6:15 pm.
Delaney Park

Kowhai Craft Market
Every Friday at 9 am. (Starting 22 March 2002)
Stokes Valley Community Hall
All welcome. New stall holders please contact the organisers. Contact Betty - Ph: 563-6426, or Val - Ph: 563-6567

Top School @ Tui Glen
3 March, 10:30 am
Held at Tui Glen School
10th March if wet

Stokes Valley Schools Swimming Sports
Wednesday 6 March - 9.00am
Stokes Valley Pool
This annual meet provides healthy competition for the the most capable primary school age children in the valley. Lots of fun and great support from fellow team members and whanau.
Tawhai School are responsible for the organisation of this event.

March Madness Fair
Saturday 9 March - 10.00am
Speldhurst Park
There will be Easter crafts, children's demonstrations and stalls of all sorts.
Wear your Easter bonnet and maybe win a prize - judging at 1:30 pm.
A donation from proceeds will go to Kiwi-Can in Stokes Valley.
If you want a stall, or more information, contact Yvonne on 938-2861.

PET SUNDAY - St Philips Anglican Church
10 March - 10.00 am
CNR Stokes Valley Rd & Rawhiti St
[a different type of Refreshment Sunday for this year]
Hopefully an outdoors service to celebrate and bless our pets
All welcome to come and bring your pets. We are hoping the weather will be great and that we can gather under the oak trees outside. You may like to bring a blanket to spread on the grass. There will be some seats as well. There will be a blessing of pets / animals within the service. The morning will finish with a barbecue lunch. We could make this an opportunity to invite others for this Sunday. If you don't have a pet - you could bring a toy animal. If your pet is too big or doesn't like crowds - bring a photo.
Contact Details: Rev Heather Macdonald
4 Rawhiti St
Stokes Valley
Ph: 04-563-8069

Stokes Valley Rugby Club AGM
14 March. 7.30 pm
to be held at the Rugby Club Rooms, Delaney Park

is happening at the
There will be a limit of pre-sold tickets so be in quick!
Yes! We still have some vacancies for performers so contact us today! (972-5758 / 9725760)

Stokes Valley Rugby Club Disco
30 March 8.00 pm.
Delaney Park Clubrooms
This will be the first disco for the season.
Contact Rochelle 570-1781, 8.00 am to 5.00 pm, or

Church Services for St Philips Anglican Church
Month of March

CNR Stokes Valley Rd & Rawhiti St
Mid-week Communion Service at 1pm on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays.
Kidz Club every Tuesday 3.15 - 4.45 in the Church hall

3 March - Lent 3
Living water
To consider ways God meets us where we are
NZPB 476
8.30am - Eucharist
10am - Eucharist with contemporary music & children's activities.
5pm - Book of Common Prayer Evening Prayer

10 March - Lent 4 - Refreshment Sunday - PET SUNDAY
Seeing Differently
To marvel at God's surprising ways
NZPB p456
8.30am - Eucharist
10am - Eucharist with music & children's activities.
5pm - Prayer & Praise - with prayer for healing.

17 March - Lent 5 - Passion Sunday
These Bones Live
To rise to the new life God gives
All-Age - sheet
8.30am - Eucharist
10am - All-age Eucharist & music & children's activities
5pm - Celtic Evening Prayer

24 March - Palm Sunday
Growing Conviction
To experience the stories of Jesus' last days in Jerusalem
NZPB p 404
8.30am - Eucharist
10am - Eucharist with music & children's activities.
5pm - NZPB Evening Prayer

HOLY WEEK 7pm services each night - Monday to Thursday & Saturday
25 March (Monday) 7pm - Eucharist
26 March (Tuesday) 7pm - Eucharist
27 March (Wednesday) 7pm - Eucharist
28 March (Maundy Thursday) 7pm - Re-enactment of the Last Supper with footwashing & Eucharist. This will be in the form of a meal in the hall.
29 March (Good Friday) 12-3 - Good Friday Vigil
30 March (Holy Saturday) 7pm - Lighting the new Easter Fire, Renewal of Baptismal promises and Eucharist
31 March (Easter Sunday)
First Witnesses
To join the women in the Easter story
10am ONLY - Celebrating the Resurrection
All-age Eucharist & music & children's activities

Contact Details: Rev Heather Macdonald
4 Rawhiti St
Stokes Valley
Ph: 04-563-8069