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Published March 16th 2017
Visit St Ann's for a slice of history
If history is your thing drop by the lovely stone church of St Ann, Stonehouse Lane, just off South Road, near the turn off for Aldinga township. St Ann's Anglican church, Aldinga, was built in 1866. The spire was added in 1911, in keeping with the Gothic architecture of the original building. A gorgeous stone parish church, St Ann's is still in regular use for Sunday Mass at 9:00am.
Interestingly we see some markers facing west, when traditionally only the Priest would be orientated to face west with the belief that he is thus positioned to lead his congregation. The congregation, however, are traditionally oriented to face east, to greet the coming of Christ. There is a priest in this small cemetery who is oriented to face west. The majority of other graves are orientated to face east.
St Ann's Anglican church and cemetery remains in the hearts of the congregation even today. Many of the headstones are recent, telling of recent tragic losses. There is much personal artwork adorning the graves in this little cemetery.