Service honours quake victims
ABOUT 60 people attended a Murwillumbah church service on Tuesday evening to remember the victims of the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand.
Murwillumbah All Saints Anglican Church rector, Reverend Colin Tett, said he was delighted at the attendance by people from a range of churches in
the community and a number with New Zealand links.
While the service was not intended as a fundraising a collection also raised $300 towards helping victims of the quake which struck on Tuesday last week.
“The point wasn’t to raise money, but we had a retiring collection,” said Rev. Tett.
“That is being passed on to the official New Zealand Prime Minister’s earthquake appeal in the name of the community of Murwillumbah."
Rev. Tett said the hour-long service with prayers gave locals the chance to remember victims, and in particular those they might know who are a long way away.
“There was a number of New Zealand families there,” he said.
“They shared with us their thoughts.
“A couple of people had some very difficult stories, very moving stories they shared with us.”