BEREEN CHURCH BACK TO LIFE WITH $14,850 RESTORATION COMPLETE

BEREEN CHURCH BACK TO LIFE WITH $14,850 RESTORATION COMPLETE

Photo caption: Gwydir Shire Mayor John Coulton, left, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, and wardens Ali and Ian McDouall at the Bereen Church, near Upper Horton, which has been restored thanks to a $14,850 State Government grant.

Wednesday, 13 March 2024

THE picturesque and quaint St Mark’s Anglican church, nestled in the Horton Valley, has been brought back to life thanks to $14,850 of funding to restore the 111-year-old building, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced today.

Mr Marshall inspected the completed works alongside Gwydir Shire Mayor John Coulton and church wardens Ali and Ian McDouall last week.

“The restoration involved painting the exterior and interior of the building, including the roof, as well as repositioning and remounting the church,” Mr Marshall said.

“Skilled tradespeople lifted and repositioned the church onto new footings, which will assist in diverting storm water away from the foundations and maintain the building’s structural integrity.

“St Mark’s is a much-loved church and a place of support and pastoral care for the farming families who live in the Horton Valley.

“It is a true local gem, absolutely adored by the local community, and everyone worked together to allow this charming old building to be so beautifully restored.”

Mr Marshall said the works were made possible by a $14,850 grant under the previous State Government’s Community Building Partnership program.

“A church fundraising committee was also formed, and money raised paid for a new access ramp, minor repairs, preparation, and extra painting.

“Upper Horton has always been a very self-sufficient community where everyone watches out for each other and the restoration of the church is a true reflection of this.”

Mr Marshall said the Bereen Church in the Horton Valley holds four services a year.

Recent Articles

MOREE’S CHALKY’S BOXING GYM RECEIVES $12,000 FUNDING PUNCH

23rd April 2024

Photo caption: Manager of Moree’s Chalky Boxing Gym Colin ‘Chalky’ Rice, left, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall after... Read More

EMMAVILLE PONY CLUB ‘TROTS IN’ $9,647 FUNDS FOR NEW EQUIPMENT

23rd April 2024

Photo caption: Celebrating a funding win for the Emmaville Pony Club, back row, left, Jasmine Klinger, Susie Lockwood, Ella... Read More

PORT OF NEWCASTLE UNSHACKLED WITH $13 MILLION IPART DETERMINATION

05th April 2024

Friday, 5 April 2024 NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today welcomed a decision by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory... Read More