On Friday August 25 the Parish of Wallsend began their 150th Anniversary Celebrations with a special Anniversary Dinner.
The celebrations continued on Sunday August 27 with a Festive Eucharist held at St Luke’s at 10am. Bishop Peter presided and preached at the service.
Some of the children presented a beautiful poster to the Bishop to be blessed in celebration of our 150th anniversary and in recognition of God’s love for us.
Current and former rectors celebrated at the dinner and Eucharist. Two of the parishioners who have been at St Luke’s the longest, Colin Walker and Marge Mackie, with some of the youngest parishioners from Sunday School, cut the anniversary cake.
The 150th Anniversary celebrations will continue on Saturday September 9 with a Sung Evensong at 4.30pm. This will be a special Choral Evensong sung by members of the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle. The Guest preacher will be the Rev’d Ken Parker. Fr Parker was trained at Morpeth College, and has had significant ministries in parishes in the Diocese of Melbourne, Bendigo and now Gippsland, and is renowned for his creative and thoughtful preaching. Champagne and refrshments will be served on the lawn afterwards.