To my utter disbelief the Grafton Diocese has decided it should sell the St Oswald’s church building and land.
This land was donated by the Goard Family and their son donated £50 for the building. The community raised the balance of the funds for the building, as set out in the newspaper article from The Byron Record dated February 1921.
The Anglican Church’s community license should be that it either gets handed back to the community, or to the original family.
As an altar boy at St Andrew’s Anglican Church at Byron Bay during the mid-1970s, under the great leadership of Rector Robert Coutts, I thought the values of the Anglican Church would be more sympathetic to the local parishioners.
I would urge that you connect with the Broken Head community or rather the whole Northern Rivers region before dumping what a community paid for.