Coffee Morning Meetings
The next coffee morning meeting is on 6th July at 10.15am in the Hall when Dr Petra Kayser will be the speaker. All welcome.
Dr Petra Kayser will give a presentation on "The Rembrandt Exhibition at the NGV". It follows the work of the seventeenth-century Dutch master from his early years in Leiden in the 1620s through to his final years in Amsterdam in the 1660s. Dr Petra Kayser is Curator of Prints and Drawings at the NGV.
Coffee Morning Meetings are held 9 times a year on the first Thursday of the month: March-November.
H Howard and F Watson died in WW2
As part of the research for the celebration day, 75 Years that Changed the World, we are preparing a booklet telling the stories of the seven servicemen from Auburn Church who did not return from WW2 and who are honoured on the plaque on the south wall. There is uncertainty as to the identity of H Howard and F Watson. If anyone remembers these men, or knows of any descendants, please contact Philip Powell, 0422 312 088.
SPRING TIME FOR HYMN SINGING
Sunday 4th June 2.00pm
The VicTas Uniting Church Historical Society invites you to join in singing at Auburn Uniting Church. The hymns will be introduced by Rev Dr D'Arcy Wood, well-known hymn book author and specialist in hymn music history. They will be accompanied by pianist Bruce Macrae and led by a guest choir. Attend live or email for a link to email@example.com This is a free event and all are welcome.
Tower Open: The next opportunity is midday to 4pm on 12 November 2023.
The most recent Tower Open event was on Sunday afternoon 19 March 2023. Despite poor advance bookings, many locals turned up, having seen our banners or heard by word of mouth. In all, about 38 adults and 14 children climbed the Tower, total 52.
A Tower Open Day was held on 20 March 2022 4-8pm.
Sunday 21 November 2021 4-8pm: this was a great success with 64 people, including 11 children, visiting the tower. There was an interesting display of vintage Rover Cars on the lawns in front of the church and the weather was perfect.
Sunday 28 March 2021: our first public opening of the Tower from 4pm until sunset. The weather was perfect with a colourful sunset and an equinox full moon. 56 visitors climbed the Tower (including 9 children).
Sunday, 13 December 2020, (midday to 4pm). The Friends of the Auburn Tower Inc: auburntowerfriends.org.au held a successful Open Day. Due to COVID restrictions, numbers were limited to 120, and nearly every one of these places was taken up by members of the public keen to see what had been happening behind the scaffolding.
24 November 2019: Between 2pm and 6pm we welcomed over two dozen visitors – all of whom were climbing the Tower for the first time. This coincided with a concert of the combined Victoria Welsh Choir and Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir and, throughout the afternoon, sublime music floated around the Church and foyer and up through the stairwell.
7 April 2019 (2-4pm) when 33 people (23 adults and 10 children) went up the Tower
2 December 2018 (midday-4pm), 34 people went up the Tower
There are also panoramic photos taken from the Tower Viewing Deck on display at the 3rd level of the tower.
Come and enjoy the gardens around the church. You are welcome to walk through the grounds which adjoin Oxley Road, Hepburn Street, Duffy Lane and Edlington Street - set back from the SW corner of Burwood Road and Auburn Road. The exterior of the church was renovated in 2021 and the gardens are for everyone to share.