Quest 4: St Andrew’s Uniting Church & ANZAC Square War Memorial

St. Andrew’s Uniting Church

Location:  On the corner Creek & Ann St.

Date of visit: 25th October 2012

Practical Information:
Entry is free, donation appreciated. It is open Monday – Friday 11 am to 2 pm. The entrance is on the side on Ann St.


This was a lovely visit.  The Church was really quiet and the guides were extremely helpful and friendly.  A different atmosphere to the Cathedral but still really nice.  The thing that struck me the most was that it was very much like a boat, with the dark wooden rafters and ceiling.  There is also an interesting war memorial on site.

Crafty Inspiration:
For the 100th anniversary members of the church made a big quilt.
Everyone made a ten centimeter square about what the church means to them.

We both want/need queen size quilts for our homes. So quilts it is! And another longer term project!

ANZAC Square War Memorial

Location: Anzac Square (between Adelaide and Ann St.)

Date of visit: 25th October 2012

Practical Information:
The memorial stands right in front of the central station. Access to the shrine is open Monday – Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. The shrine is UNDER the memorial. walk around it and down the steps to the little park . Turn left and go into the tunnel under the stairs that leads to the station. The tunnel with memorial signs is on the left.

It was interesting to visit a non European war memorial and notice the similarities and differences, in particular the references to Vietnam, Japan and Pacific Islands which aren’t (we don’t think) as common in Europe.   It was a sombre but enjoyable and interesting visit.

Crafty Inspiration:
None here, respectfully leaving the poppies for remembrance.


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