Reposting this entry from 29 November 2010.
One of the photos from the original post is missing and some of the links are broken. Since 2010 there have been three more family baptisms and one funeral at St Mary's.
Monday, November 29, 2010
"There's one in every family!" or "6 Baptisms, 5 Weddings and a Funeral"
Our children have all been baptised and married at St Mary the Virgin Anglican Church in Waverley, NSW. The Church has also been the venue for some of our grandchildren's baptisms and the funerals of other family members.
St Mary the Virgin is an historic church in Birrell Street, Waverley . There is a short history of the Church at the Waverley Council website. A book on the history of the Church, Through the archway of the years : St. Mary's Church, Waverley, N.S.W., 1864-1964, can be found in the National Library of Australia. A list of the clergy who have served at St. Mary's can be found on the Church site.
The Church was designed by Edmund Blacket, a prominent Victorian architect and personal friend of the first rector, Stanley Mitchell. Blacket, who became the official Colonial Architect 1849-1854, was responsible for the design of many 19th century sandstone buildings in Sydney including St Andrew's Cathedral.
|St Mary's circa 1900 (Powerhouse collection)
|1983 St. Mary's Christmas Pageant - Rev Terry Dicks and children including my four as angels and Joseph
In recent times our family has celebrated significant occasions at St. Mary's Anglican Church Waverley. A peek at the tags in my digital family album shows that I have several hundred photographs tagged St Mary's. As well as hatches, matches and dispatches there are photos of social events, confirmations, Christmas pageants and Sunday School events. The picture on the header of this blog is taken at the most recent family wedding at St. Mary's.
|1986 - Confirmees
|2009 Family Wedding - Rev Beth Spence
|2009 Family Christening - Rev Michael Spence
St Mary's is a happy place as described in a 2004 article in the Anglicans Together Newsletter, St. Mary's Church, Waverley : High and Happy.
|1997 Family Wedding