90th year an­niver­sary of the Em­ma­gool church

Dubbo Photo News - - News - By DARCEE NIXON

AN open in­vi­ta­tion has been ex­tended to at­tend the St John the Bap­tist Em­ma­gool Church’s 90th An­niver­sary mass, ex­pressly to those who have a prior con­nec­tion with the her­itage-listed site or the Toongi area.

The ser­vice will take place at 10am this Sun­day, No­vem­ber 4.

The Em­ma­gool Church was built in 1928 from tim­ber that was do­nated from mul­ti­ple farms in the area.

“The tim­ber was milled at a prop­erty called ‘Cran­brook’ and Harold Black­ett over­saw the con­struc­tion,” Em­ma­gool par­ish­ioner Shirley Trethowan told

“It was orig­i­nally built as a com­mu­nity church for all de­nom­i­na­tions, but along the track the Angli­can Church de­cided that it would come un­der their roof and it has been Angli­can ever since,” Ms Trethowan added.

Ahead of its an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions, Em­ma­gool Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice (RFS) Brigade and Team Ru­bi­con have been wash­ing and paint­ing the house of wor­ship so that it is look­ing its best.

For cater­ing pur­poses, please call Shirley on 0407 253 191 or El­iz­a­beth on 0408 682 968.


The Em­ma­gool Church in Au­gust 2018 in prepa­ra­tion for re-paint­ing. PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED


Don and Val Wright on their wed­ding day in 1957 – the first wed­ding at the Em­ma­gool Church. The Em­ma­gool Church in 1928


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