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Blooming wonderful – thanks Vic Park Presbyterian Church

The Vic Park Presbyterian Church has been putting down roots in its new home at Perron Place while also transforming the garden area.

The church has around 120 members and meets in Handa Hall area every Sunday. Many of the congregation are keen gardeners and so were happy to spend a day sprucing up borders and preparing the soil, so it’s ready for plants and shrubbery to be planted in the future. The day ended with a barbeque.

We caught up with Vic Park Presbytarian Church Pastor Matthew Dodd to find out more about the working group.

Tell us a bit about your church?

We are a fairly new church that started on Christmas Day. It’s made up of members from our original church known as the Westminster Presbyterian Church Bull Creek. As a church, we want to explore ways we can reach out to the community and that’s why we thought we’d organise this working party. It’s all about connection, community and to spread the message about God and what we’re about as a church.

A working party is a great opportunity to get to know our church better as well as giving back to the community.

– Matthew Dodd, Vic Park Presbyterian Church Pastor

Are you enjoying having your base here in Perron Place?

Yes, it’s a lovely facility and works perfectly for us. The lighting is beautiful in Handa Hall, which is where we have our services and there is the cafe and lunch room where we eat together as a church. The children’s play area is an added bonus for us. There’s plenty of room for us to grow and to welcome more people.

Matt looking at a rose with the garden in the background
Pastor Matthew Dodd hopes to have a twice-yearly working party around the gardens

What did you do during the Busy Bee?

We did some weeding and sweeping, cut the hedging and placed down ten tons of mulch to help enrich the ground. There was plenty of lifting and shifting. We’re going to be doing some planting later. We hope to be having a working party around the gardens every six months or so. The gardens are simple, but very green, we really like them.

What inspired you to hold the event?

Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to serve or give back to a community. We noticed the beautiful landscape gardens and thought they could benefit from a bit of extra love and nurturing. We were keen to spruce up the area. It turned into a very enjoyable day and it’s always far easier when you share up the tasks. Everything is better when you work together as a group.

What made the day worthwhile?

Personally, I would say that it was seeing the dramatic transformation. It was rewarding to see the end result. It was a great opportunity to get to know others because we’re a relatively new church.  Working together and socialising is quite uplifting and the amazing barbeque afterwards was a great way to end the day.

Little girl digging the soil
Everyone young and old got involved

 

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