Dou­ble week­end of joy for church

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ST LUKE’S Angli­can Church in Madding­ton is cel­e­brat­ing two an­niver­saries this week­end.

The church is com­mem­o­rat­ing the 30th an­niver­sary of the cur­rent build­ing’s open­ing, while also cel­e­brat­ing what would have been their pre­vi­ous church’s 90th an­niver­sary.

Priest in charge Richard Mi­nol said both churches had grand his­to­ries and re­vealed a few sur­prises along the way.

“When they de­mol­ished the old church (in 1987), they found a cap­sule filled with mem­o­ra­bilia built into a brick wall, which had been there since 1926,” he said.

“There were sev­eral coins, a cou­ple of news­pa­per ar­ti­cles in­clud­ing one from edi­tion 54 of the Church News, a big scrolled up piece of pa­per, and a far­thing minted in 1884. “It was an in­cred­i­ble find.” The Rev­erend Mi­nol said their spe­cial an­niver­sary com­mu­nion ser­vice on May 21 would fea­ture Bishop Kate Will­mot of the Perth Dio­cese.

“We’ll be giv­ing thanks for the past her­itage we’ve in­her­ited and the vi­sion of the ear­lier min­is­ters. The main point is giv­ing thanks to God for the faith and church con­tin­u­ing in the area and we want to see our com­mu­nity con­tinue to grow.”

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek­mu­ni­ d468955

St Luke’s Angli­can Church is pre­par­ing to cel­e­brate its 30th an­niver­sary.

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