Silent Sunday: Church on the Lake

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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8 Responses to Silent Sunday: Church on the Lake

  1. Ah! This must be our famous Tekapo church. I have a beautiful memory of being there and there being no ornate altar nor fancy stain-glass windows. But just looking out at the bluest lake and majestic mountains and thinking it is so much more easier to feel the presence of God amidst such natural grandeur than anything man-made.

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  2. Jan says:

    Been in that wee Church many a time…

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  3. Charli Mills says:

    So beautifully dwarfed by the majestic setting.

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