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Garden beds at St Ignatius' ChurchHave you ever noticed the gardens that surround our beautiful St Ignatius' Church and presbytery on Richmond Hill? They are all maintained by a dedicated band of volunteers.

A number of years ago a plea went out from a Parish Priest for help in looking after the gardens around the church. A number of parishioners responded and most of these are still part of the Gardening Group to this day – Len Ledwich, Lou Ferrari and Mary Burns to name a few.

This faithful band have been around since the beginning of the group. Others have joined them from time to time, including Kaye Hogan and some of the Jesuit priests.

The Gardening Group gather every first Saturday in the month at around 9.00am and work until midday. Len and Lou have been seen putting in extra hours during the month as they see the need.

Roses bloom at St Ignatius' Church

The Gardening Group meets on the first Saturday of each month from 9.00am until noon and whilst it has achieved pleasing results, its members (Mary Burns, Vince Cannizzo, Lou Ferrari, Kaye Hogan and Len Ledwich) usually find despite their toil there is still further work to be done. In other words, we need more pairs of hands to maintain an acceptable standard. With so many weddings scheduled at St Ignatius' Church, bridal parties and guests usually take photographs after the ceremony so we endeavour to keep the garden looking attractive.

The camaraderie among our group is palpable and the Jesuit Fathers are very supportive of the efforts of the Gardening Group.

We would be delighted to see more green thumbs join the Gardening Group.  For enquiries please ring Len Ledwich on 9428 2659 (evenings) or contact the Parish Office during business hours.