Artist’s impression of Castle Towers after development
The Hills are set for massive change, in lots of ways.
The train line, so long promised, is being built. The forecast is for 100 000 people to be moving in in the next 20 years or so.
And one of the stations will be down the road from the church where I serve, St Paul’s Castle Hill. Literally down the road – less than 1km away. It will incorporated into a massive redevelopment of Castle Towers, a shopping centre that is already huge.
This story, from today’s local paper, states that the completed redevelopment will mean a floor space of 173,683 sq m., and bring an estimated 2500 extra jobs into the region.
The redeveloped Castle Towers from Old Northern Rd.
The challenge before us a church is thinking into the future – what do all of these developments mean for St Paul’s? And how can we make the most of them for the future? We are working hard at these questions right now.
Here is Razza’s debut in the local news:
PUPPETS will present the real meaning of Christmas to children at Christmas in the Hills.
Keith Baker, the senior associate at St Pauls Anglican Church Castle Hill, and his puppet Razza will deliver a special message about Jesus and Christmas.
Mr Baker and his wife Rebecca have found spiritual teachings through puppet shows to be an effective way of helping children learn about Christmas and other traditions.
“We started doing puppet shows at Sunday school,” Mr Baker said.
“We did outdoor shows for the children and have been doing shows for 25 years.”
Read the rest of the article from the Hills News here.
Christmas in the Hills is on Wednesday, 18th December, at Bella Vista Farm, from 3pm. Tickets are $5 each or family for $15, and all proceeds go to supporting Woodbury School, Tallowood School and Lifestart – buy them here.