A meeting between representatives of the National Trust and All Souls’ Parish was held on Wednesday 8th January. Revd Julia, Ali Brookman and Sue Crees met with Dr Darren Peacock to discuss the Appeal’s progress and begin planning for the future.
It was pleasing to note that, to date, $10,270 has been donated to the Appeal. We look forward to giving updates on giving, fund raising activities and plans for beginning work.
THANK YOU to 10 willing workers who braved the dust (note Julia’s fashionable face-mask) and disorder in the shed behind Coles Hall to discover:
- treasures to be kept for the Parish
- potential garage-sale material
- a truck-load of odds and ends destined for the dump
- one frightened possum!
Items that could be removed from the shed were identified as things to be kept, for Parish use or for sale, or sent to the dump. 3 table-tennis tables, a piano and a number of trestle tables needed some effort to move, however it was decided that a church pew and multiple kneelers could remain where they were.
A break for afternoon tea washed the dust from throats and gave the opportunity to chat before everything was returned – tidily – to the shed.
Despite the quite hard and dusty work, it was a very enjoyable afternoon with a very satisfying result. The next Sorting Day will turn attention to Kay Hall.
Cambelltown City Band is presenting a concert in All Souls’ Church on Sunday 2nd February, starting at 2.00 pm. The concert will be followed by afternoon tea in Coles Hall. Proceeds will go to the Athelstone CFS.
We are privileged to host this talented brass band in our church and anticipate a big audience to support the wonderful work of our CFS volunteers.
Please invite friends and family to come along and enjoy an afternoon of music and fellowship.
Entry fee of $10 per person includes afternoon tea.