All Saints, & Holy Nativity, Barmah

Situated in the border town of Barmah on the Murray and the entrance to Barmah Forest

All Saints Church is a modern concrete block building with fine parquet wooden floors, and stained glass which makes this Church an intimate and peaceful worship space.

Located Picola Road, Barmah

De-consecration of Holy Nativity and All Saints Barmah.

The Rt. Rev’s John Parkes, Bishop of Wangaratta de-consecrated Holy Nativity and All Saints Barmah at a well attended service on Saturday 15th July 2017.

The Barmah church was the town’s first, and now the town’s last, place of worship, after it originally began as a wooden structure that was brought over from Picola in 1913.

The original timber building had to be eventually pulled down in 1966 when it was ravaged by termites.

The existing building designed to be a multi-purpose space was built in 1966.

The new church was fitted out with locally sourced red gum and the fence was made out of the cable from the old Murray River punt.

Services stopped last year and the power cut off, the building is sound and will be put up for sale.

Rev’d Sally Boothey, rector of Numurkah-Nathalia Parish said “It is a time of sadness, to contemplate the closure of this, or any church, and it seems that an era when traditional Christian worship and teaching centered around church buildings is passing”.

 

 

All Saints Anglican Church, Picola Road, Barmah

De-consecration by Rt Rev Bishop John Parkes.

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