2016 marks several important anniversaries in the life of our parish.
Our first events were a service of remembrance at the Tawa Cemetery (the site of the 1866 church) at 2pm on Saturday 2 July and a service of celebration at St Peter’s Church at 8.30am on Sunday 3 July. These events were well attended and the Rev Ian McKie’s sermon reminded us of our history and of those such as Octavius Hadfield, to whom we owe our church’s development in the Wellington region. He also described how difficult it was for those first settlers in the Tawa Basin.
The second event is now in sight.
Sunday 27 November: A service of celebration will be held at St Christopher’s Church. The Bishop of Wellington, the Rt Rev Justin Duckworth, will be preaching and celebrating at that service at 10am. The service will be followed by morning tea in the Annex. A finger food lunch will be served at around 12.15pm in the Emmaus Centre after which we will have a few short speeches and a time to share memories and renew friendships with those who have returned to share our celebration.
We would love you to be able to come and celebrate with us.
We are also compiling a collection of memories and reflections on life at Tawa Anglican and would love you to send a short piece telling us of your experiences and the people you remember from your time in our parish. Any photos would also be welcome.
Could you please RSVP Gail Milner either by phone 2324739 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact the parish office on 232 8448, or by mail PO Box 51023, Tawa if you are able to attend the event.