15. Satisfy Your Spirtual Needs – or Get Married!

Only a short walk from the Berrima Bakehouse Motel are 2 historical and unique churches:

Holy Trinity Anglican Church

The Holy Trinity Anglican Church has chosen to direct common focus on the biblical ideas of FAITH, HOPE and LOVE. Holy Trinity are a Parish of 5 churches consisting of 5 congregations of people. Whilst enjoying the fellowship and unity of being one Parish Holy Trinity they also enjoy the differences that exist throughout congregations. An obvious difference is the style of service that each of their congregations partake in.

On any given Sunday you can choose from two traditional prayer book services, one with hymns and the other with hymns and sung responses or a modern family service including a kid’s spot and Sunday School. As well they have one fortnightly service, which is a relaxed prayer book service where your questions and thoughts can be freely aired and discussed and a monthly service which allows for interaction and reflective thinking. Wedding Ceremonies are welcomed.

Address:  Argyle St Berrima (opposite the park).
Open:  8.30am service every 2nd Sunday
Prices:    Charges for weddings are:
$800 – Wedding service in our churches
$500 – Outdoor Wedding (your own venue)
Website: http://mossvaleanglican.com/
Phone:  02 4868 1299
Email: mvanglican@bigpond.com

St Francis Xavier Catholic Church

St Francis Xavier Church is built on the site of the convict stockade. Originally known as St Scholastic a’s, the foundation stone was laid by Archbishop Polding in 1849.

This is one of 12 churches in Australia designed by the architect Augustus Pugin, best known for his stunning interiors and furnishings of the British Houses of Parliament, who had a direct impact on the ecclesiastical architecture in Australia.

Interesting fact: On 28 January 2008 Putin’s Church of St Francis Xavier, Berrima, New South Wales, was placed on the New South Wales Heritage Register

Address:  3401 Old Hume Highway Berrima
Open:  Mass: 1st Sunday of each month Sept to May at 12.00 noon.
(No mass June, July or  August)
Yearly Mass on Australia Day 9.00am to pray and give thanks for our country
Weddings can be booked for the following times:
Monday – Friday by appointment (No Fridays during Lent)
Saturday: 1pm or 3pm
Website:  http://www.stpaulsmossvale.org.au/church-berr.html
Phone:  02 4868 1931
Email:  mossvale@dow.org.au

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