We listened to, and joined in with, the song Beneath the Southern Cross. The cross featured in the video was on site in pieces and, while the story was told, a team of young people worked re-construct it. Ellen Callister sung the lovely Italian song Nella Fantasia, accompanied by her mother Claire Craigie.
Prayers for the Community followed – all of us focusing in silence on our hopes and longings. Prayers for churches and faiths in Kerikeri, for community leaders, and community volunteers and groups were said. There was then a closing blessing and song. Greetings from absent friends were received and a number of people present who wished to honour of the occasion.
With that concluded, piper Grant Robertson led us outside for the tree planting and then the unveiling of the plaque by Mykael Webster and Henry Driver.