Human Rights Advocate Julian McMahon, AC in Birregurra
This inspirational advocate for human rights will be speaking at
Christ Church on Thursday 31 May 2018. The evening will start at 6.45pm. Julian's advocacy is primarily focussed on the abolition of the death penalty, and is well known for his work on behalf of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Much of Julian McMahon's work is pro bono and half of the proceeds of this evening will go to Reprieve Australia and the other half to the repair of Christ Church's heritage bluestone tower.
Adults: $30.00/Students: $15.00. Tickets available from: Cowlick Bookshop Colac, Deans Marsh General Store or 79 Main Street, Birregurra [Thursday-Sunday]
Enquiries: Chris West 0488 614 012
Wine & Cheese @ Cider House, Tarndwarncoort Homestead
Friday 1 June 2018, from 6.00pm onwards
100% profits go to OneTreeLove Foundation that raises funds for the Green Garden Group (GGG) at Iviani Primary School, Kenya
Delicious food, live music, wood fire, great company!
Contact: Kate Lidgerwood 0417 122 202
Birregurra Summer Markets
Browse the many stalls at the markets held on the second Sunday of the month between November and April in the Birregurra park between 9am-2pm. Pick up supplies of local produce [including wine, cider, nuts, cakes, slices etc] as well as handcrafts, books and plants. Music in the Rotunda from 10.30am to 1.30pm. Includes a community BBQ. All proceeds to the Birregurra Community. Stallholders welcome. 2018-2019 dates-Sunday 11 November
-Sunday 9 December
-Sunday 13 January 2019
-Sunday 10 February
-Sunday 10 March
-Sunday 14 April
-Sunday 21 April [Easter Sunday]
Australian Parachuting Championships, Christ Church. Mark the third Sunday in January in your diary and come to this wonderful event. Make special parachutes for your bears and watch then float down from the Church's historic bluestone Tower. Each bear receives a medal. Held in conjunction with CFA Birregurra. Information: Chris West 0488 614 012 or Barbara Callahan 5236 2655. More informationRegistration is usually from 11am and parachuting starts at 1pm. In 2018, entry was $5.00 for Parachuting Bears and a gold coin donation for admission. Music stalls, a sausage sizzle, a coffee van, a photo booth, an art table and face painting round out this event. Get ready to toss your Teddy from a tower in 2019!
Weekend Festival & Art Show
Be sure to visit during this popular two-day community event. Activities launch on Friday night with the opening of the Birregurra Festival and Art Show and continue through until Sunday afternoon. Main Street transforms into a busy marketplace selling local produce, gourmet food and wine and the main stage features a lineup of top entertainment. Held every second full weekend in October [in 2018, this will be 12-14 October]. Website
Birregurra Heritage Trail
This self-guided heritage walk allows visitors to discover the history and scenic beauty of the Birregurra township. A Heritage Trail display board is located in the Park. Brochures are available from the Historical Centre, the General Store (both in Main Street), or you can download a copy here. Background historical information can also be downloaded here
Birregurra & District Historical Centre
View a constantly growing collection of photographs, maps and written history of our district. More informationThe collection has grown from research recorded for more than 50 years by the late Jessie Tillack. Many members and friends have also generously contributed information to share with people interested in the area’s history. Established in 1999. Meetings 1st Friday of the month
The Labyrinth at Christ Church
Birregurra is privileged to have the labyrinth at Christ Church. It was built in 2017 as part of the Church's 150th Anniversary celebrations. Labyrinths have been found back as far as Paleolithic times. Perhaps the labyrinth we are all most familiar with is the one that housed the Minotaur in Crete. Whilst a maze can have many paths a labyrinth has only one ... more ...Following the path from the entry takes you directly to the centre. There is no alternative. Walking a labyrinth is to be seen as a journey, a pilgrimage and even a metaphor for life. Certainly, for whatever reason you enter a labyrinth, the journey can be highly spiritual or if you are a child, a lot of fun. Walking the labyrinth – it is usual to pause at the entrance before setting out, take time to reflect on what your journey will mean or what task you have decided to accomplish. Bear in mind as you follow the path you will sometimes walk in parallel or encounter someone coming back from the centre. If you have a special task or concerns you can take a small stone with you to leave in the centre, as you walk you may like to place the palms of your hand down, so leaving the things you are concerned about in the labyrinth. When you reach the centre, reflect, have a quiet moment, say a prayer. Then trace your steps outwards, pausing again as you leave the labyrinth to reflect on the moment. Remember there is no right or wrong way to walk the labyrinth. It is not sacred ground - it is a spiritual tool. Because the path changes, do not look too far ahead, as you will miss a turning point!.
Always open (at 7 Sladen Street)
For more information: Trevor Hodson 0407 185669