Archbishop visit, time capsule part of 100th

The old parish church of All Saints Gosnells was built in 1913.
The old parish church of All Saints Gosnells was built in 1913.

After the 9am service, members will raise a time capsule buried 25 years ago and bury another to be unearthed at the 2063 sesquicentenary.

Parish priest Chris Hind said the church’s efforts to mark the milestone included outfitting a new parish centre and making more than $200,000 worth of hall, grounds and facilities improvements with donations from parishioners, Lotterywest and the City of Gosnells.

‘The developments have seen greatly increased use of parish facilities by community organisations and improvements to our welfare and emergency relief service that assists about 750 families each year,’ Rev Hind said.

Other celebrations included Mothering Sunday in March, Easter, a four-week Old Time Music Hall entertainment season in June and a concert in September from the WA Classic Sounds Orchestra.

Former archbishop Charles Riley will hold a service of lessons and carols to mark the church’s 1913 dedication on December 20.

‘We hope all those who feel a connection to All Saints Gosnells will join us on this special day,’ Reverend Hind said.