5 October 2017

Mayoral Column

It is with much excitement that I invite you to the ‘The Cathedral of the Hawkesbury’: 200 years of St Matthews Anglican Church exhibition opening on Saturday, 7 October from 2pm to 4pm at the Hawkesbury Regional Museum at 8 Baker Street, Windsor. On display will be never-before-seen objects including a beautiful 1835 wedding dress, as well as items from the church vault including the original Communion Cup. It is free and everybody is welcome to this ongoing exhibition.

By foundation stone, St Matthew’s is the oldest Anglican church in Australia. It is also acknowledged as one of Australia’s most beautiful buildings.

On Saturday, 14 October there will be the St Matthew’s Anglican Church Big Birthday Bash, with a free bus operating between the Museum at 8 Baker Street, Windsor, St Matthew’s Anglican Church at 1 Moses Street, Windsor (McQuade Park) and the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery at 300 George Street, Windsor. Community and family celebrations at the church will include entertainment, stalls, food, tours and a RAAF fly-over.

The Hawkesbury Regional Gallery is also showing a special exhibition, titled Pure Greenway from Saturday, 14 October. It will be a selection of works focusing on the architecture and aesthetics of the church, and its brilliant architect, Francis Greenway.

There will also be a white gloves session and Curator’s talk at the Museum on Saturday, 28 October at 2pm. Please join our splendid Curator, Rebecca Turnbull, for a hands-on session and a close look at some of the fascinating objects in the exhibition. It only costs $5 and includes refreshments and gloves. Bookings are essential via Eventbrite www.hawkesburymuseum.eventbrite.com or call (02) 4560 4655.

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