News from Tinonee

Peace on earth: Lesley Timperley lights the first Advent candle with Rev Brian Ford at St Luke’s Tinonee.

Peace on earth: Lesley Timperley lights the first Advent candle with Rev Brian Ford at St Luke’s Tinonee.

Planning is well underway for the Community Carols taking place this Friday evening December 7, at the Tinonee Recreation Ground on the Bob Collier Oval commencing at 5.30pm with the entertainment to begin at 6.30pm.

In the lead up to the night, those attending can enjoy a tasty BBQ, tea, coffee, cold drinks, cakes and slices, popcorn whilst the children can enjoy a free train ride until the entertainment with Greg Walshe, pupils from Earth Angels Pre-School and Tinonee Public School and Taree Community Band begins.

Santa will also make a special appearance for the little ones. A huge raffle has been organized thanks to the efforts of Mel from Tinonee General Store and tickets are now on sale and it will be drawn on the night.

Those attending are reminded that the area is alcohol and smoke free zone.

St Luke’s News

December sees the Anglican Church celebrate the season of Advent which leads up to Christmas Day.

During Sunday’s services throughout the Wingham Parish the Advent candle wreath was lit. Mrs Lesley Timperley was given the honour of lighting the candle at St Luke’s.

A hot pot dinner was held on Tuesday evening, when around 20 folk were in attendance – I will have a full report next week.

Meanwhile the Parish Christmas Dinner will be on Friday, December 14 at St Matthew’s Fellowship Hall commencing at 6pm. Please let John Gluyas know if you are going.

On Sunday, December 16, St Mark’s Church Marlee, will be the venue for Bush Carols starting at 5pm with a service, the BBQ and jumping castle, followed by Carols at 7pm and ending with a light supper.

All are welcome to enjoy this wonderful evening among the gum trees and under the stars.

Passing of Kirk Kristiansen

It is with sadness I report on the passing of Kirk on November 28. Kirk, formerly of Tinonee, was a resident of Whiddon’s Wingham Court, and had celebrated his 100th birthday on October 25. To his family and friends, including Nellie Hensing and her family, we extend our sincere condolences. A private cremation was held for Kirk as was his wish.

Tinonee Hall Bunnings Barbecue

Tinonee Memorial Hall conducted a very successful barbecue at Bunnings on Saturday last. All were exhausted by the end of a very warm and busy day. Nine members worked the various shifts from 8am to the close at 4pm and would like to thank everyone for their support – thankfully there weren’t too many onion jokes and everyone was friendly and appreciative.

Tinonee Public School Presentation Day

Students and staff will head to Taree’s Manning Entertainment Centre on Thursday,  December 8, for their end of year presentation. I hope to have a complete report in next week’s column.