The site of our new Community Centre

The site of our new Community Centre

St. Boniface Community Centre

St. Boniface Community Centre

St. boniface community centre

In 1904 Bishop Frederick Goldsmith said these words at the very first synod of the Diocese of Bunbury, “I should like to see steps taken to procure plans for a complete building which might be undertaken in sections.” He reminded that sitting of Synod of the centuries it took to complete Cathedrals in Europe and he hoped “...that we shall undertake only such parts of the design as we may from time to time be able to do with full regard to beauty, dignity and convenience.”

We are now boldly taking the next step in completing the Cathedral Precinct. Please join us in making it a reality by making a donation to the costs.

Name of Account:   The Anglican Parish of Bunbury

Account number:     30005310

BSB:                        706-001 (for internet payments) or 036-810 (for over the counter deposits)

View from Parkfield Street

View from Parkfield Street

Interior view

Interior view

A centre for the community

God has created us in his image and as God is a community of three persons, it means we are created for community. The calling is to love as God loves. But it is not only to love those in the community but to reach out through love to those outside of our community. 

The name Boniface comes from two Latin words “Bona” and “facere”. Bona mean ‘good’ and facere among other things means ‘to do”. So the name Boniface has its origins in a doer of good deeds. It is our vision to fulfill, through this new community centre, one of the Anglican marks of mission: To respond to human need by loving service.

It is our great hope that this community centre will be a platform for us as a Cathedral community to reach out to the wider community of Bunbury with loving service, thereby drawing many into our Cathedral Community. It is our great desire that this centre is a place where good deeds are done, and in that sense may we all become known as Boniface. May it be a place where love is experienced in tangible ways, may be it be a place where the community of Bunbury comes to know the love of God.

The Bishop turns the first sod of soil marking the start of the construction

The Bishop turns the first sod of soil marking the start of the construction

The Bishop sprinkles Holy Water blessing the sacred site. 

The Bishop sprinkles Holy Water blessing the sacred site.