A Labour of Love

The College celebrates many different liturgical events each year, and during this time of isolation, and with church services only being held online, Mission Leader, Jilly Landers felt it was a great time to have some new altar cloths created.

“We needed to find someone who could design and create the altar cloths suitable for these occasions,” she said.

The wonderful Religious Education and Home Economics teacher, Andrea Dopson, eagerly took on the labour of love.

What started off as the commissioning of one altar cloth, has now turned into four beautiful designs, which will be on display at our various masses and liturgies.

The altar cloths have been beautifully designed to reflect the College values, College Houses, our commitment to working for reconciliation with the First People, and our obligation to be people of Mercy. 

Andrea’s creative designs are a reflection of her talent. The creation of these altar cloths involved lots of discussions and planning before the vision became a reality. Andrea undertook the mission with love and enthusiasm which can clearly be seen in the four delightfully produced altar cloths.

Santa Maria College is fortunate to have such a talented seamstress. Andrea has created a legacy that will be appreciated for many years to come.

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