NT, ALICE SPRINGS - Would you like to part of the team helping to restore the John Flynn Memorial Church and Adelaide House?,
Activities: A cathedral of the outback was the vision of John Flynn. From the turning of the first sod in April 1954 and the setting of the foundation stone by then Prime Minister Robert G Menzies; the vision soon became a reality. Through the cooperation of an ecumenical work party and contributions from all across the country, the John Flynn Memorial Church was opened on 5 May 1956.
The church is recognised as a “Sanctuary of Remembrance in The Heart of Australia”, it is a fitting commemoration of Reverend Flynn, as a place of quiet reflection and worship. The church has been visited by many notable dignitaries, including Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth in 1963.
Today, the John Flynn Memorial Church in Alice Springs is in need of tender loving care to help restore her to her former glory. Adelaide House, historically opened by Rev John Flynn in 1926, is also showing signs of wear and tear. Can you help us revive these historic buildings?
We are looking for a wide variety of skills including builders, tilers, stone masons, painters, electricians, gardeners, to op shop helpers and sorters, kitchen hands and even someone that can repair their church organ! Whether you are a skilled trades person or someone who can handle a mop and bucket, there are volunteering opportunities for everyone. You can make a difference.
Accommodation and food will be provided, you just need to get yourself there which ever way you wish.
When: 24-30 September 2018
Duration: 1 week
Accomodation: Local, dorm style accommodation