Home away from home

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

d439173 THE tall white church on top of the hill on Leonard Street, Vic­to­ria Park is like a sec­ond home for Mau­rine Cal­lard, who has been go­ing to the church for 66 years.

St Peter’s Angli­can Church will celebrate its 80th an­niver­sary this week­end and for long-time parish­ioners like Mrs Cal­lard, it is a spe­cial day.

Mrs Cal­lard (89) be­gan go­ing to St Peter’s in 1949 with her par­ents.

She got mar­ried there and had chil­dren chris­tened and con­firmed at the church.

“You think of it like your sec­ond home,” she said.

“Its warm and wel­com­ing and I have al­ways felt com­fort­able there.

“I don’t know if I have ever missed a Sun­day ser­vice.”

She said she had seen quite a few changes over the years, in­clud­ing a few build­ing changes and changes to how ser­vices went.

Mrs Cal­lard has be­longed to most of the or­gan­i­sa­tions over the years but now takes the role as parish ar­chiv­ist.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek

Parish­ioners Mau­rine Cal­lard and Mar­garet Ben­nett with the rev­erend Dr Ge­orgina Haw­ley.

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