These are held on the 1st WEDNESDAY of each month - February to December.

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

 (Scroll down to bottom of page for venue details).

Future Meetings under the Covid Traffic Light Orange setting:-

• Please bring a food donation for the Aotearoa Foodbank

• You must wear a mask.

• You must exercise social distancing, and be vaccinated. 


Please stay home if you are unwell!




Click Here for the 2022 AGM PRESIDENT'S REPORT FOR 2021



Upcoming Speakers:


September 2022 - Caroline Johnson - 'The Past, the Present and the Future of the NZ Red Cross'

October 2022 - John Sullivan - 'Canterbury Community Law' 

November 2022 - To be Confirmed

December 2022 - To be Confirmed 

Postponed (Pending)- Nic Low - 'Walking the old Ngai Tahu trails across the Southern Alps' 




Recent Speakers:


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Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month when members enjoy a social morning tea  and hear a talk from a guest speaker. 



August 2021- Simon Pollard, Topic- 'Science and Pseudo-science and How to Tell the Difference'

September 2021- Cancelled due to Covid restrictions

October 2021- Dr Amama Thornley, Topic- 'An Armchair Trip to the Arctic',  Reflections on experiences as a ship's doctor.

November 2021- Peter McCarthy, Topic- 'In the wake of Mortimer and Tim McCarthy - Irish seafaring brothers' 

December 2021- Amanda Atlas- Topic -'Training and Working as an International Opera Singer'

February 2022 - Prof Paul Millar- 'How to Write a Literary Biography'

March 2022- Andrew Donaldson - 'Spirituality. Are humans spiritual beings, and if so, what might it mean to be spiritual?'

April 2022 - Tanya Jenkins - 'Future developments in the Heathcote/Avon Estuary'

May 2022 - Dr David Smyth - 'The Black Death in Europe 1347-1666. Don't Blame the rats!'

June 2022 - Suky Thompson - 'Building Environmental Guardians of the Future'

July 2022 - Coroner Sue Johnson - 'The Role of the Coroner'

August 2022 - William Stedman-'High Performance Paralympian Athletics'



St Martin's Presbyterian Church
43 St Martins Road
St Martins

09.30 am - Socialising
10:00 am - Guest Speaker
11:00 am - General Notices

 Please come early as we socialise before the meeting.* 

* NB: Pre-Meeting socialising may be on hold during the Covid pandemic