Saturday, 25 May 2013

St Aiden's Church

The Church today
St Aiden’s Church is on the corner of OG and Payneham Roads and I guess many of us have passed this Church with barely a sideways glance due to the busy traffic. When we arrived mid-morning a number of parishioners greeted us and plied us with information booklets. 

Beautiful Stained Glass Windows
There is a beautiful stained glass window at the back and another at the front of this lovely red brick church. 

Some of the needlework
There are obviously quite a few needleworkers as there is a wide range of tapestry kneelers in various sizes with religious and secular themes. I particularly liked the ones depicting Australian flowers e.g. Sturt Dessert Pea, and the musical ones. We met a lovely elderly gentleman who had made and designed at least 6 tapestry kneelers which he proudly pointed out to us. We were given a lovely cup of tea and offered scones, jam and cream but as we are very good girls we declined the scones!

Top left: Original Church - Top right: Church destroyed after storm - Bottom left: Church after re-build -  Bottom right: Church from OG road in the early 1900's

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