Commissioning of Pastor Tom Playford

Commissioning of Pastor Tom PlayfordPastor Tom Playford has an affinity with the Mount Torrens community; so it is no surprise he will soon become minister of the Mount Torrens Community Uniting Church.
Tom’s mother, Lorna Clark, was born in Mount Torrens and spent the first twelve years of her life living above the general store her father owned.

“My grandparents ran the local general store which is now the post office and my mother went to the local Methodist Church which is now the Uniting Church, and she also attended the old school which is now a residence”, Tom says of his family connection to the hills town. Continue reading

Kersbrook Church of Christ – Giving to the community!

Kersbrook Church of ChristIn addition to their support of Christian Pastoral Support Worker Alicia Pollard, the members of the Kersbrook Church of Christ were pleased to make a donation of $1000 to the Kersbrook Primary School recently.

The school has used the donation to replace the sand in their sandpit and to purchase ten buckets of sand pit friendly toys.
The children are enjoying putting them to great use during their lunch periods!

Kerbrook School Principle, Mike Walsh, receiving the $1000 cheque from Kersbrook Church of Christ member, Helen Munro.

A café gallery with a community vibe!

The Pear Treet and PartridgeThe Pear Tree and Partridge – Café, Gallery & Patisserie

Photo & story by Rebekkah Sparrow

With a history close to the heart of us here at Along the Grapevine, the building at 21 Main Street, Lobethal has no doubt many stories to tell. The newest story is one of transformation. With Along the Grapevine on to new premises, The Pear Tree and Partridge Café & Gallery brought a new vibe to the main street of Lobethal. Continue reading