St Ambrose Church

St Ambrose Church

 

        

 

 

Following WW1, the people of Bournemouth England offered a gift of 1200 Pounds to the community in the Empire which contributed the most to the war effort.

They had chosen Moosejaw in Canada but Bishop Long from Bathurst NSW was in England at the time and asked them to reconsider. He told them about Gilgandra and the decision was made.

The Foundation Stone was laid on 22 November 1920 ‘A Memorial to the Fallen and a Thank Offering for Peace”. The church eventually cost 6,000 Pounds.

The St Ambrose Anglican Church continues to be an important part of the Gilgandra Community.

The Coo-ee March Centenary Re-enactment in 2015 started in the church with a blessing by Rev Grahame Yager.

The centenary of the Foundation Stone being laid was celebrated in November 2020with a play written by Isla Tibbitts and performed with gusto by local players.