Kirstin Nicholson, The Koondrook and Barham Bridge Newspaper
The Anglican Church in Cohuna celebrated two significant events during a special service held on Sunday, February 27.
The dedication and consecration of Cranmer the Martyr Cohuna, the Anglican Church in Cohuna, was performed by the Right Reverend Dr Matt Brain, Bishop of Bendigo, with Reverend Sue Allen.
The bishop marked the threshold of the church with the sign of the cross.
After an opening hymn, the bishop began the Prayer for the Consecration of the Church and dedicated the font and lectern.
The now church building once belonged to Geoff and Shirley Bruns and became the temporary home of the Anglican Church when its original church building was no longer fit to use 10 years ago.
As time went by, it became clear that the shed was becoming more than just a shed, and with walls insulated, windows and doors added, and heating and cooling installed, it is now a fully functioning church building.
One of the features of the church is a stained-glass window from the late 1800s that originated from Adelaide.
Des and Robyn Lardner donated the window, and it now sits proudly overlooking the congregation.
Around 70 parishioners attended the service which also marked the church’s 110th anniversary in Cohuna.
This article appeared in The Koondrook and Barham Bridge Newspaper, 3 March 2022.