St Paul’s Wakiti Creek De- consecration.

A Service of Thanksgiving And De-consecration of St Paul’s Anglican Church, Wakiti Creek was held on Saturday 29th July 2023.

Led by the Right Reverend Clarence Bester, Bishop of Wangaratta, assisted by Archdeacon Neil Hicks, Rev Gunner Rippon with the lesson read by Marj Smith and Intercessions by Rob Elliott.

Refreshments were served in the grounds following the service.

St Paul’s was dedicated in 1895 by the Bishop of Melbourne, Field Flowers Goe, and has served the district of Wakiti Creek as a place of worship.



Originally planned for April, the confirmation by Bishop Clarence, his first in the Diocese, took place on Sunday 20th December 2020 in St. George’s Numurkah. In a 5pm service, with a church near capacity with COVID restrictions, Bishop Clarence Confirmed Grace Hall, Lily Patrick-Oudeman, Emily Hall and Shaylee Patrick. In the same service Admitted to First Communion were Xavier Hall and Charlotte Hall. Heather Stammers was the Confirmation Instructor, using Zoom and You Tube, as instructional tools due to lock-down.


Induction Rev. Victor Adams

Vicar General Clarence Bester inducted Rev’d Victor Adams as Priest in Charge of the Parish of Numurkah-Nathalia at a service held in St. Georges Numurkah on Thursday 28th November 2019


Rev’d Sally Boothey’s last service and retirement.

Rev’d Sally Boothey celebrated her last service in St Georges on 15th April 2018 before her retirement.

At a luncheon after the service Sally was presented with a Joan Harding painting and flowers. Pictures Sally with husband Dennis and Rectors Wardens Lou Hamon and Mary Muntz.


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”.


Induction of Rev’d Sally Boothey

Bishop John Parkes inducted Rev’d. Sally Boothey as Rector of the Numurkah-Nathalia Parish on Thursday 24th January 2013 at St George’s Numurkah. In a moving service Bishop John commissioned Rev’d. Sally Boothey as Rector of the Parish of Numurkah-Nathalia witnessed by parishioners from Sally’s  former Parish of Plympton in Adelaide, and new Parish of Numurkah-Nathalia and supported by clergy from the Diocese. The Registrar Mr Tim Williams read the license, which Bishop John then presented to Rev’d. Sally. Churchwardens and Parish Councilors participated in the Induction which was followed by an Eucharist presided over by Bishop John, assisted by Rev’d. Sally. Archdeacon Alan Jarrad assisted Bishop John in welcoming all, and introducing the speeches of welcome from Cr. Brian Keenan, Mayor of Moira Shire, Mr Tim McCurdy local member for Murray Valley, Rev’d. Jean Mayers, Uniting Church on behalf of other local denominations, Lou Hamon Parish Secretary and Pauline Glover, Churchwarden from Parish  of Plympton, Adelaide, Sally’s former Parish. Supper followed the Induction.


St George’s High Tea & Choral Evensong

High Tea
St Matthews Choir

St George’s High Tea & Choral Evensong.

Numurkah Foodbowl Festival held 19th-21st October 2012 features a weekend of music and food with concerts, picnic cabaret, dance, markets brunch in the park with hotels and venues also providing live music.

St George’s joined in the festival with a High Tea in the Parish Centre on the Sunday afternoon, followed by Choral Evensong led by St Matthews Albury Choir. The evening concluding with a soup supper.

The High Tea was well patronised and the Choral Evensong had 95 attend to take part in the service with St Matthews Albury Choir, which was a delightful service. The choir were in fine form and were appreciated by those present.



Parishioners from the Numurkah-Nathalia Anglican Parish celebrated Holy Trinity’s 125th Anniversary on Sunday 4th November 2012.Present parishioners were joined by returning former parishioners and  Rectors, making more than 120 in attendance.The celebrations commenced with a Thanksgiving Eucharist with Celebrant and Preacher, The Venerable Dr John Davis, Vicar General Wangaratta Diocese, assisted by Rector Fr. Kim Benton.The service was followed by lunch in the Nathalia Community Centre, were guests sat down to an excellent meal.Ron Cobbledick spoke on the history of Holy Trinity from a personal point of view, and musical entertainment was enjoyed.Those returning for the celebration enjoyed the chance to catch up with one another and parishioners of the day.

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