A Mosaic to honour Caroline Chisholm was installed on the concreted-in window behind the organ on the northern transept on 29th June, 2011, the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul.
The Mosaic was unveiled by Her Excellency, Ms. Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of Australia, and blessed by His Grace, Archbishop Mark Coleridge.
The Mosaic was designed and created by Nola Diamantopolous, a well known mosaic artist from Balmain. Nola’s enthusiasm and commitment to this project was inspiring. For further information about Nola, her design of our mosaic, and her many other ventures please click on www.spontaneouscreativity.com.au or www.mosaicartschoolofsydney.com
For further information regarding the Caroline Chisholm Mosaic please email the Restoration Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Current Project.
Our main focus now is to restore and repair the bell and the bell tower. The bell will be removed and sent away for repair and the housing will need to be replaced. It is in very bad repair at present which precludes us from using the bell.
The stonework and sandstone will be restored, repaired and replaced as required on the bell tower before the bell is re-installed.
We have been fortunate in gaining a grant of $70,000 from NSW State Heritage on a dollar for dollar basis. The cost of the work on the bell and tower will far exceed $140,000, so we will be seeking further financial assistance to help us complete this particular part of the restoration. It is hoped we can have this finished in 2012 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the founding of the City of Goulburn.