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Calling all Welch family descendants

the 161st Annual Service will be held on Sunday 10 May at 2.00 pm. The feature family will be Welch and we would love to have descendants of the family join us for this occasion. Sarah Arabella Welch (nee Hedley), with the help of the Sewing Union members, helped raise money to build the Sunday School on the site in 1888. Sarah and her husband William Read Welch are buried in the churchyard. Joan Worthington, a Welch descendant will be speaking of her connection to the family and is looking forward to meeting more family members. The Church will be open from 12.30 prior to the service and afternoon tea will be served at the conclusion.

Hutt Discovery Day


On a beautiful sunny Sunday on 12 October, a group of Preservation Society members opened the Church to the public and had a working bee to clean the graves, taking instructions from Mary Stevens on how to go about the cleaning process.  A number of visitors took the opportunity to see inside the church and enjoy the grounds.  Photos show John Daysh and Mary Stevens cleaning and hosing down, Joan Worthington cleaning the Percy Grave and Bruce Routley cleaning his family graves.

John Daysh and Mary Stevens Joan Worthington cleans the Percy GraveBruce Routley cleans the family graves

Make a tapestry cushion for the pews in the church

You are invited to work a tapestry to be made into a cushion.

There is a small team beavering away on this project but more are needed.

Contact Mary Stevens at j.m.stevens@xtra.co.nz to receive specifications.