Activities

Special note re COVID-19 impact 2021

The activities described below were significantly affected by the COVID-19 restrictions during 2021. We have been using Zoom technology to overcome some of these problems, and will continue to do so into 2022, if necessary or desirable. We have also been forwarding monthly reprinted articles from past issues of Huguenot Times to members. The Committee has resumed having face-to-face meetings, and our recent meeting/presentation on 20th November 2021 was both face-to-face AND via Zoom.

Meetings/Presentations

Our meetings are held regularly in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra; we usually have a speaker who gives a talk/presentation on a topic of Huguenot interest.

This is followed by afternoon tea and a chance for members to mingle, get to know each other, and exchange information.

Our meetings are open to everyone. See “Upcoming Events” (below) for details of times and places.

Social Events

Various activities are held regularly including dinners, lunches and picnics in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane so that  members can get to know each other.

Journal/Newsletter

We publish our journal/newsletter Huguenot Times twice a year (May and November) to keep in contact with all our members, especially those who live outside the big cities.

It includes articles of Huguenot interest, including sometimes the text of talks/presentations given at our meetings, and shared information on Huguenot family history.

Upcoming Events

NSW (Sydney) Chapter – 2022

Our regular meetings/presentations commence at 2.00pm. Details for 2022 have now been determined (see below for details).

Venue: Gordon Baptist Church Hall, Park Avenue, Gordon

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There is a charge of $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members.

Members, relatives and friends are most welcome and afternoon tea will be provided as usual.

The location is close to Gordon Railway station, but please note that there is no right turn into Park Avenue from the Pacific Highway if you are travelling by car from the south.

Our (Sydney) programme for 2022

Meetings/presentations in Gordon Baptist Church Hall AND via Zoom (all on Saturdays):

19 February 2022: Mr Robert Nash – ‘Come Back!’: Louis XIV’s Campaign to Persuade the Huguenots to Return to France

14 May 2022: Dr Marcia Cameron – Elizabeth Catherine Ferard (1825-1883): a Huguenot Descendant and First Anglican Deaconess in England (this will also be the Annual General Meeting of the Society)

6 August 2022: Prof. Robin Gwynn – The Huguenots in Britain and the Defeat of Louis XIV

19 November 2022: Dr Matthew Glozier – Huguenot Fortunes Under the Emperor Napoleon

Other events:

22 April 2022 (12.00 noon): Edict of Nantes Lunch at Le Bouchon, 104 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest (contact Judith Staveley, email: judithsta@bigpond.com)

19 June 2022 (2.00pm): Annual Huguenot Heritage Service at St Swithun’s, Pymble

15 September 2022 (12.00 noon): Spring Picnic at the Coal Loader, Waverton

Victorian (Melbourne) Chapter – 2022

Our regular meetings commence at 2.00pm (AGM at 1.30pm).

Afternoon tea will be served and there will be a charge of $5.00 per head.

We will be meeting at the church hall, St John the Beloved Liberal Catholic Church, 91 Carroll Crescent, Glen Iris, Melbourne (opposite Gardiner Railway Station). 

19 March 2022: Mr Dennis Dyer – Weapons of the Spirit: Le-Chambon-sur-Lignon

21 October 2022 (12.00 noon): Huguenot Lunch at Malvernvale Hotel, Malvern (contact Sue à Beckett, email: rabecket@bigpond.net.au)

22 October 2022: Mr Robert Nash – ‘Come Back!’: Louis XIV’s Campaign to Persuade the Huguenots to Return to France           

Queensland (Brisbane) Chapter -2022

We meet at Toowong Library Meeting Room – 9 Sherwood Road, Toowong, commencing at 2.00pm.

27 March 2022: to be advised

24 July 2022: Mr Robert Nash – ‘Come Back!’: Louis XIV’s Campaign to Persuade the Huguenots to Return to France

17 November 2022: to be advised 

ACT (Canberra) – 2022

We meet at HAGSOC Education Room, 41 Templeton Street, Cook ACT.

Activities to be advised