We will be celebrating Heritage Month on Sunday 25 September, 12.30 – 3.30 pm. Come and take a look inside the church, take a guided tour of the historic graveyard at 2.00 pm and enjoy some refreshments for a gold coin donation.
Following my request for heritage rose cuttings in the last Preservation Post, I was contacted by Elizabeth Bargh a descendant of Esther, daughter of John and Elizabeth Ings Daysh.
She has donated 12 roses from Trinity Farm for us to plant in the graveyard. What a great gift! Thank you so much Elizabeth.
My husband John and I have planted 7 and the rest are in our vegetable garden awaiting planting when the fence and paved areas are completed.
Here is a list of the roses.
1) Bishop Darlington
3) Bourbon Queen
4) General Gallieni
5) Comtesse du Cayla
6) Trinity Farm Hybrid Musk
9) Dublin Bay
11) Shower of Gold
12) Cynts Apricot Cluster
The Church has had a very busy time during February and March with 5 stunning weddings.
Comments from one couple:
“Firstly I’d like to thank you so much for allowing us to be married in Taita Christ Church. It was such a beautiful experience, really genuinely intimate and special and we’ll remember our ceremony forever. Our guests raved about the church, which many of them had not visited before. It truly is a jewel of Lower Hutt. You made the process of being married there very easy and we enjoyed meeting you.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to receive specifications.