St Matthew’s Church, Riversdale
I still have 2 posts left about my 2008 trip to Europe but I just cannot seem to find the right words. So I will finish that trip later. While thinking about what to write I discovered that I never posted my last post about our day in Heidelberg and Riversdale in December last year.We spend the morning in Heidelberg exploring the town, the Dutch Reformed Church and the Anglican Church. We then drove the 30 kilometers to Riversdale and walked around in the town.
One of the highlights of the day was visiting St Matthew’s Church. Bishop Gray visited Riversdale in 1848 and in 1850 he was offered a site for the building of a church. The church was designed by Sophy Gray and building started in about 1854. The cornerstone was laid on 22 November 1854. Bishop Gray consecrated the church on 25 September 1856.