Churchs final praises
IT was a sad day for Lorna Dorey, of Wardell, last Sunday.
The 92-year-old was at the final service for the Wardell Uniting Church.
She has been a member of the congregation for 30 years, having previously witnessed the closure of Woodburn and Broadwater churches.
"We've had some lovely times here," she said.
"And made some good friends."
The hard decision to close the church, and stop the bi-monthly services, came about because of a lack of numbers in the regular congregation.
Ironically, there was a full house for the final service.
Marie Harrison, a congregation member for about eight years, said it was "lovely" to see the little church full.
Far North Coast Presbytery resource minister, the Reverend Ken Day, invited the congregation to think about all the good times they have had in the church, and also hoped they would move forward with their faith.
The church was opened in 1905.