Goulburn Diocese Sesquicentenary

For the past month and a half, our foyer has been host to a display celebrating 150 years since the promulgation of the Anglican Diocese of Goulburn (now known as the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn).

Diocesan Stoles
Five brightly coloured stoles from the Anglican Parish of Wagga Wagga.

The display focuses on the many Churches that make up the Parish of Wagga Wagga:

  • St John’s Church at Wagga Wagga (1858)
  • St Paul’s Church at Turvey Park (1955)
  • St Alban’s Church at Kooringal (1957)
  • Church of the Redeemer at Ashmont (1981)
  • St Mary’s Church at North Wagga (1900))
  • St Luke’s Church at South Wagga (1913)
  • St Saviour’s Church at Ladysmith (1910)

Also included are some of the varied organisations and groups that operate within the Parish, such as:

  • The Riverina Anglican College (1999)
  • St Martin’s Residential College, Charles Sturt University (1981)
  • St Mary’s Rainbow Preschool, North Wagga (2007)
  • St Luke’s Preschool, South Wagga (1957)
  • St John’s Handbell Ringers
  • The Anglican Opportunity Shop (1978)
  • The Forrest Centre – Loreto Home of Compassion (1985)
  • Anglicare (1999) formerly, Bungarimgil (1957)

While the majority of the display is made up of photographs, there are a number of historical items as well.  Amongst these are some large banners from the St Luke’s Sunday School and the St Paul’s Girl’s and Boy’s Societies; presumably these would have been used for parades and marches. There’s also a fighting canoe oar from Guguha Community High School in the Solomon Islands.

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