Tower Open Day was Sunday 13 December
The Friends of the Auburn Tower Inc: auburntowerfriends.org.au held a successful Open Day last Sunday, 13 December, midday to 4pm. 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. The Friends acknowledge with thanks a grant from the City of Boroondara, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Balwyn, to make the Tower COVID-safe and to advertise the event. We were particularly pleased to welcome the new Mayor, Cr Garry Thompson, who made a private visit with his wife. Our new Glenferrie Ward Councillor, Cr Wes Gault, was unable to attend, but will visit early in the new year.
Previous Tower Open Days
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.
Coffee Morning Meetings
Coffee Morning Meetings are held 9 times a year on the first Thursday of the month: March-November.
The last scheduled meeting in April was cancelled due to Covid-19 Restrictions. Rev Dr Peter Blackwood was to give a talk on ‘Reading Easter Icons: Protestants learning from Orthodox Icons of the Passion and Easter'.
Even though the meeting was cancelled, Peter has kindly produced a half-hour YouTube presentation: Easter Icons
Meetings will resume again 4th March 2021.