THX 4 THE MEMORIES – Avonside photographic exhibition now online.

The 22nd of August 2013 was the official opening of the Avonside photography project Thx 4 the Memories exhibited along Worcester Street.

It consisted of photographs of Avonside people by Bridgit Anderson and Tim Veling along with snippets of their Red Zone experiences as recorded by Glen Busch (original post here).

Tim has put together an online book that recreates the exhibition and you can find it by clicking on the first link below. Eventually, once numerous obstacles are overcome, there will be a print version available.

Tim has a dedication and endurance second to none and continues to record what is happening where we once lived and how it will all eventually turn out. Tim has done other projects as well and the second link takes you to the projects part of his website.

Thx 4 the Memories

http://www.timjveling.com/thx-4-the-memories
then click on the book cover just below the video.

All Tim’s projects

http://www.timjveling.com/galleries

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Tribute to Avonside – Holy Trinity Avonside

For those who, like Julie, weren’t able to be in Avonside today.

Holy Trinity Avonside hosted a service of thanksgiving this afternoon remembering and giving thanks for life in Avonside. After the service there was afternoon tea and a wide range of photo boards showing different aspects of Avonside from over the last 100 or more years. Photographs and the order of service are below.

To Rosalyn and the others who organised and supported this tribute, and did many other things for the people of Avonside, thank you. Matthew 25: 38, 40.

Opening Prayer

Click on the link to see more

Ed Hitchcock

Our Place photo board

Paint Your Memories

Mothers’ Union photo board.

Weddings photo board

Love Avonside chalk board

Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea

 Order of Service

Tribute to Avonside
Past, Present and Future

Opening:Revd. Jill KeirHymn:Now Thank We All Our GodVersicle and Response:Leader: Grace and peace to you from God.People: God fill you with peace and joy.Leader: The Lord be with you.People: The Lord bless you.Reminiscences:Ed Hitchcock (People’s Earden),Revd. Michael ColemanPrayers of Thanks:Rosalyn Deane (Bishop’s Warden) reproduced in full belowAnthem by Choir:Ave Verum by MozartReading:Philippians 4:4-9  Christine MaceyReflection:Bishop Victoria MatthewsPrayer and BlessingBishop Victoria MatthewsHymn:Amazing Grace  

Prayers of Thanks

God of our beginnings and endings, we share in celebrating together this place – Avonside.

We thank you for this day; that among friends, neighbours – past and present, we can come together with wonderful memories  of this area, Avonside.

If we have lived in Avonside, or if we have visited family, or friends that lived here, we have wonderful memories of this place. We have been for river walks, canoeing, swinging on the knotted willows into the water, we have been fishing, we have been eeling, and more. God you have given us these memories which help shape who we are, and what we value. Our memories strengthen us in our time of sorrow.

Heavenly Father, we thank you for all who have lived here. For all those, for whom this place is or has been ‘home’. We thank you for all people who have shown love and care for those around them, and have been a major part of community life here.

May the love that is in our hearts be a bond that unites us forever, wherever we may be. You are the source of our love for each other; you have been with us through our hardest times; bringing comfort and support, bringing others to our aide. In quiet moments you soothe our fears, and encourage us to carry on. As we move through every sorrow and trial of this life, uphold us and comfort us. May we be given a sense of the presence of your risen Son and may we share in his resurrection, redeemed and restored to the fullness of life; this we ask, for the sake of Jesus our Lord.  Amen

Remembering and giving thanks for life in Avonside

INVITATION You are cordially invited
to join us for the opening of a
PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION
Remembering and giving thanks for life in Avonside
Easter Sunday 31 March 2013 at 2pm
Hosted by
the Church of the Most Holy Trinity Avonside
168 Stanmore Road
Outdoor service led by Bishop Victoria Matthews
Followed by afternoon tea
Supported by
The Anglican Diocese of Christchurch
Christchurch City Council
CERA
Alexander Turnbull Library All enquiries to the Parish office 389 6948 . .

Tribute to Avonside

Tribute to Avonside: Service of Thanksgiving
Sunday, 31 March 2013

Do you have any photographs of life in Avonside? Do you live in Avonside? Did you or your family live there in the past? Were you married at Holy Trinity Avonside, or baptised there? A photography exhibition is being planned for the 31st of March 2013.

A service of thanksgiving and blessing, will also be given this day at 2pm by Bishop Victoria Matthews.

If you have any photographs or paintings of life in Avonside, including family or church life – wedding photos etc, and are able to donate a copy of the photo, or allow us to copy it, please contact us. Please contact either Rosalyn Deane at rosalynclinton@yahoo.co.uk or the parish office ph 389-6948 or office@holytrinityavonside.co.nz     Thank you.
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