47 Allnut Terrace, Augusta
Some sixty years ago Augusta was nothing more than a small fishing village on the south coast reached by a rough gravel road from Vasse.
By 1957 the township had an Anglican Church due the efforts of a number of enthusiastic retirees. The building came from the paddocks of Kudarup and had been built as a kiln for drying locally grown tobacco leaf.
The refurbished Church held about 30 worshipers, sufficient for most of the year. On Festival occasions there was a move to the large Shire Hall just opposite which has since been removed. The old St Elizabeth’s served the community well until the end of the century when it became obvious that a larger and different type of building would be needed for the ever growing community.
So, “a new Church for a new millennium” became the focus of action. A new building of multi – purpose design was constructed on the large site. It is full of natural light and is airy, with seating in comfort for over 150 people. The “old Church” was retained and adjoins the new one. The overall result has been very effective and architecturally pleasing. The new building was consecrated in 2004 with 270 townspeople and visitors present.
The Church has social areas and a well equipped commercial sized kitchen. It has been used for classical music concerts, dinners and a variety of other community activities including Medical Appeal morning and afternoon teas, the “N” Class Destroyer Association and the Nurses War Memorial Association functions.
Services are held at 9.00am on Sundays and Wednesdays and we invite you to join us for worship during your visit to Augusta. Special services are arranged on the major festivals of the Christian Calendar as well as occasional services as required.
The Church is ideal for Weddings together with the wedding breakfast or lunch catered for from the established kitchen.
The building lends itself to a variety of social activities and there is a loud speaker system and reverse cycle air conditioning.
Clergy are available for any inquiries.