Pool of Bethesda, By Robert Bateman (1836 – 1889)
A big week in Goldstein electorate. I'll leave you to ponder the polling result.
We had a roaring trade in 'Democracy Sausages' at the barbecue fundraiser, and lots of fun too, with urgent trips to get more supplies.
Our friends at St Leonard's Uniting Church have invited interested people to learn more about the ancient art of iconography and their place in modern worship.
Tickets available at the door.
English Conversation classes
'Feast Day' Thursday
Always a great Thursday for our Chinese Morning Prayer group. The service is in the Lady Chapel, followed by refreshments, usually in the Schoolhouse Cafe or at someone's home.
Join in on Thursdays at 10.30am.
The music foundation now has a corporate trustee in order to comply with the requirements of the Australian Charities & Not-for-profit Commission's requirements. The initial directors of the corporate trustee are the Vicar, Nick Stretch and Roger Pym. The secretary is Felicity Stretch. At its first director's meeting the board had the pleasure of approving the Agreement for the refurbishment of the organ by Australian Pipe Organs Pty Ltd.
An agreement for the first stage of the refurbishment of the organ has been entered into by the St Andrew's Music Foundation Ltd as a gift to the parish. The funds come from the successful campaign led by our Parish Secretary, Roger Pym, to raise funds for the organ. This first stage will involve the digitisation of the mechanics of the two organ consoles and the wiring that signals the relevant note to play in either of the organ banks in the transept or the gallery. The electronic equipment will be manufactured in England and, given the delays presently being experienced in the delivery of items as a result of the world-wide impact of Covid, the new equipment will be delivered to the organ builders later this year.
Visibly, the work will begin on site in January 2023 with the removal of each console in turn so that the new equipment and wiring can be installed. One console will remain in the church while the other is upgraded. It is anticipated that the stage one works will be completed by Easter 2023.