There are no open days planned in the near future. In the meantime, if you would like a personal guided tour, and have between 5 and 12 persons in your group, contact us via the Contact page.
The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Auburn Tower Inc will be held at Auburn Uniting Church on Monday 29 October 2018, commencing at 7.30pm sharp. We are delighted to announce that, following the AGM, our guest speaker will be heritage architect Fred Batterton, whose subject will be St Aldates, Oxford – Repurposing after 1000 years. Mr Batterton has practised in both England and Australia as a heritage architect. His special interest is to help church leaders to make their buildings fully serve their mission in the 21st century. To do this he analyses the specific mission of the local church and assesses its property. He then uses design and innovation to re-purpose existing or build new buildings to support that future mission. The talk will be illustrated with slides, and is not to be missed. This event is free and open to the public. No booking is required. The evening will conclude with supper at about 9.30pm.
Keep the date free - on Sunday afternoon, 18 November 2018, Longacres, the country home, studio and garden of Sir Arthur and Lady Streeton at Olinda will be open to Members, by courtesy of the current custodian, the Hon Justice Julie Dodds-Streeton. Members will receive booking details in October. So, if you're not a member, there's still time to join the Friends and participate in this unique event. Afternoon tea and a tour of the property will be included. The garden will be at its Spring best. Sir Arthur built the house in 1924 in the Canadian prairie style in honour of his wife, née Nora Clench, a Canadian-born violinist.
Access details and times will be given to members on registration.
From time to time we'll list other events which might be of interest to the Friends and to their friends.
We at Auburn are very proud of our Fincham organ, and are keen to encourage a new generation of young keyboard players to take up the instrument. Aspiring organists have a rare opportunity to play the Lewis organ at St Paul's Cathedral on Sunday 26 August from 1pm. Further details here.
The Hawthorn Town Hall is an almost exact contemporary of Auburn Uniting Church. Celebrate its 130th Anniversary at Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow - details here.