1st and 3rd Sundays 9.00am
The Friends of St John's Inc.
The Friends of St John’s Inc. was formed in July 2014 by interested locals to help promote and develop St John’s Church, Raglan Street Port Albert. St John’s is the last remaining church in Port Albert and as such is worthy of support. As a place of worship St John’s is a focus of community and spiritual life for the town. It contains maritime history including memorials to those who died at sea and items from The Paddle Steamer Clonmel the wrecking of which off Port Albert led to the establishment of the towns of Port Albert, Tarraville and Alberton.
The Friends of St John’s Inc. have helped to renovate the church; restoring and painting it outside, building a new picket fence, repairing stained glass windows, clearing and replanted gardens and some minor repairs inside. This has been achieved through various fundraisers including; Whisky and Wildfish Degustation, ANZAC Day Bush Dance, Sunset Soirees and various raffles.
The Friends also help to create opportunities for community engagement through their support of; The Blessing of the Fleet, Sea Sunday Winter Lunch, The Blessing of the Animals, The Reaffirmation of Wedding Vows 2016.
The Friends of St John’s Inc. purpose is threefold -
- To provide for the restoration and renovation of St. John’s Church, Port Albert
- To provide an inclusive environment for community members for Port Albert and surrounds.
- To trade via fund raising for the above purposes including market, raffles, music recitals etc.
If you would like to join this group (and you don’t have to be a church goer) please contact the President Ray Walka email@example.com
WHISKY TASTING AND TAPAS
The World of Whisky near and far!
Saturday 9th September 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Port Albert Community Hall, Victoria Street, Port Albert
Tickets: $45.00 per person includes delicious tapas to compliment tasting of 2 Australian, 2 Scottish and 1 American Whiskey, selected especially for the evening
Presented by: The Friends of St John’s Inc. and celebrated Melbourne Whisky Experts, Julian White & Brooke Hayman
Julian and Brooke are the owners of Whisky and Alement and
The Melbourne Whisky Room. Julian has been working in the Whisky industry for 8 years. He and Brooke travel widely collecting over 1100 bottles of rare whisky from around the world. Some of their favourites are included at this event. Julian has presented innumerable tastings and master classes and is one of three judges for the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards R.A.S.V. Julian’s entertaining style and detailed knowledge will delight experienced whisky lovers and introduce newcomers to the world of whisky.
Tickets: Barbara Knibbs 0427 458 919