Sunday, 15 November 2015

A - Z Guidebook - Federal NSW + My Sunday Photo 15 November 2015

Federal Church, Federal NSW      


This doesn't look like much you may be thinking (quietly to yourself).  Why on earth has she put this photo up?  Well for starters it is in our fave corner of the world - northern NSW, and because I helped to save this little church from being sold to developers.  I have paid for one teensy tiny bit of this building to be kept by the town for their community.

In 2012, this church which is next door to the local Hall was about to be nabbed by developers.  The townsfolk started a campaign to save it for community use, and I was very happy to oblige with a few pennies to help keep it intact and available to the township.

Now there is a lovely venue including both the Hall and the Church, with a kitchen, garden and parking.  Sorry to sound like an ad.  But I am passionate about keeping things local, and so happy they managed it.  You can check out their Facebook page (called Jasper Corner Federal) to see just how well they are using it!   

This week I am joining in with My Sunday Photo, and Fiona from Tiffin Bite-Sized Food Adventures in her monthly travel series.


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46 comments:

  1. Well done with your contribution to help this gorgeous church survive and live on. I hate to think what developers would have done with it xx

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    1. thanks charlie. i was so glad it was saved.

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  2. Well done with your contribution to help this gorgeous church survive and live on. I hate to think what developers would have done with it xx

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  3. I like the sound of the history of this place. Any win for the local community is a wonderful thing. And Northern NSW is certainly one of my favourite places in the world!

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    1. it is a fabulous part of the world Jem isn't it? so glad about the win with this place.

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  4. What a beautiful building, cangratulations on saving from the developers and helping save a small part of community life!

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    1. thank you fiona. i am very happy about it.

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  5. Well done, what a great thing to do for the local community

    Thank you for linking up

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  6. Thats great achievement to be able to keep it, it would have been such a shame to take it down it is so pretty x

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    1. you are so right sarah. it would have been a terrible shame to lose it.

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  7. Great story Sherry. It's so heartening to see people put their money where their mouth is. I love the name of the town too. Thanks for being a great A-Z supporter (tell your friends!)

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    1. thanks fiona. this part of the world is very close to my heart and i like to support it by spending my money in the little villages, and helping out in situations like this.

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  8. Well Sherry that old cliche ... every picture tells a story.

    I love to hear of communities working together. It's a fabulous story. x

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    1. thank you Shaz. it made me very happy to know i had helped to keep it for the village.

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  9. Your post made me smile Sherry... which lets face it over the last few days has been quite hard to do.
    I loved to heard about the rescue of this beautiful building. Imagine all the stories it has to tell.
    I'm thrilled that the developers have been sent packing!
    Well done you and everyone else who has been involved ;D

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    1. thanks neesie. yes it has been a tragic week hasn't it? very hard to cope with..

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  10. That looks like such a beautiful building....Well done for saving the church x

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    1. thanks Kim. it was fab to know it was saved.

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  11. I think that's a brilliant thing to do, to keep things local and not give in to pressure from big developers and ignore history & heritage. It's a cute little church
    This is such a heartening story

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    1. thanks tracey. it is hard to beat the big guys sometimes so it was extra special for this to be saved especially in such a tiny village with not much population but clearly a big heart.

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  12. what a lovely building, it reminds me more of the Caribbean than northern NSW.

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    1. it is such a cute building phoebe and a lovely tiny village.

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  13. A lovely thing to post for a Sunday Photo. I'm so glad that building was saved.

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    1. thank you phil. a bright note on a sombre sunday i think.:)

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  14. Well I think it's lovely and thank you for helping to keep it that way :)

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    1. thanks lisa. it is so cute and the hall next to it is very similar. it makes a wonderful corner of the world.

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  15. I couldn't agree with you more Sherry. It sounds like a great cause and so glad it's stayed with the community

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    1. thanks zena. it was fortunate that lots of people felt the same way and donated to the cause.

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  16. What a wonderful effort. I can understand your excitement about saving this little gem.

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  17. It is a very pretty church and well done for being part of saving it for the local community to continue to use.

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    1. thanks louise. it gave me a warm glow inside to help save it:)

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  18. Great job Sherry! It's important to fight for things that mean a lot to us and you've shown just how passionate you are :D

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    1. thanks so much lorraine. i do love Local! :+))

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  19. Glad the campaign went well, it's always nice to save a piece of local history. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Hi Emily
      Yes it was great that it was saved. Such good news.

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  20. How fantastic (and very noble of you) that you helped save this beautiful church, Sherry.

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    1. thanks christine. how could we let this lovely little building go? :)

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  21. Well done for helping to save this building from development, it's wonderful to see it remain in local use x

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  22. Such a beautiful little church. I'm happy that it's been saved from destruction by people such as yourself, Sherry. Some places are really worth fighting for and preserving for posterity. :)

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    1. it is such a cute building and the village is adorable. so happy that it was saved.

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  23. A nice story, and church. Travel can also be about making a positive difference. Northern NSW is one of my favourite areas also. I'll have to explore it more thoroughly after your post.

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