Pass Heritage Trust
Address; 41 Kirkwood Ave,
Phone; 03 348 1531, fax; 03 355 8289,
Burkes Pass Resident,
Yes, we have
purchased St Patricks Church and secured its future in Burkes Pass.
120 people, both local and from far and wide who have been generous
enough to contribute to our Trust fund and become members of the
Trust. We are also very
grateful to the Mid and South Canterbury Community Trust who made a
grant of $3,000 for the purchase. There has been a tremendous amount
of goodwill expressed toward this project and I am certain that the
decision to proceed, while difficult at the time, will lead to an
excellent outcome for all.
may be aware that as part of the proposal to support the church in
its new role as a community owned church we have madea
to enhance the heritage aspect of our township. One of the
possibilities is to create a
heritage walkway through the settlement and provide information
to visitors encouraging them to stop and also improving safe walking
access to those who live nearby. There is much local knowledge about
our settlement that is at present scattered and not well documented.
It well may
be of interest to many and is worthy of recording for posterity.
If you have any photos or stories relating to any stage in Burkes
Pass history, particularly of ‘human interest’ or amusing tales,
Liz Angelo-Roxborough is making a collection.
We need to
consult with everyone in this community.
As a result of this project, we, as a community, have an
opportunity to collect ideas and decide what changes, if any, we
wish to make to our township and the area in general eg to
landscaping etc. It is invisaged
the Trust will commission a planner to co-ordinate consultation with
all residents and feed in ideas, identify problems and provide some
possible solutions. To
facilitate this a grant has been approved from the Mackenzie
District Council to assess the funding necessary and an outline of
how this might be progressed. A meeting will be held to guage
response and input will be invited from all people living in the
wider Burkes Pass area. Notification will be given well in advance
and I hope as many of you as possible will give it some thought.
service is planned to celebrate 129 years of Christian worship and
stewardship by the Mackenzie Co-operating Parish and its
is being held on Sunday 29th April at 2 pm and all are very welcome.
It seems fitting to give thanks and remember the sentiments and
efforts of the original congregation at this stage in the life of
this church. We hope that this church will have many more services
and gatherings while in different
you are all invited to afternoon tea at Alma Cottage.
would welcome any feedback and any thoughts or concerns about the
Trust and its activities