New Bishop to visit Berrigan Parish

By Southern Riverina News

Bishop Mark Edwards, who was recently appointed Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga will be visiting the Berrigan Parish at 3pm on Sunday, July 5.

A Prayer Service will be held in St Columba’s Church followed by afternoon tea in the school hall.

An invitation is extended to the community to meet and greet with Bishop Mark.

He is currently visiting all parishes in the diocese before his installation at St Michael's Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, on Wednesday, July 22.


We were saddened to hear the news of the death of Brian Crook who passed away in Bendigo last week.

Brian was the manager of the ANZ bank back in the 1970s.

Brian and his wife Di were active members of the community, Brian being a member of the Lions Club.

They were members of the Golf and Bowls club, with Brian being a golfer and Di enjoying bowls.

Sympathy is extended to Di and their extended family. Brian's funeral was held in Bendigo yesterday


Berrigan Conservation & Tidy Towns Committee will be holding a working bee at the Gov’t Tank Paddock at 9am on Sunday July 5.

Please bring your own gloves, drink bottles and suitable shoes for wet weather.

The day will finish with a hot cuppa and friendly chat.


The works on Hayes Park are moving along quickly.

The Berrigan Firsts Heritage Signs have been installed in the park.

Tom Pyle and the museum provided the information and photos for the signs.

The footpaths, sheltered area and toilets are now complete. It looks amazing and is an inviting place for locals and travellers to stop.

We hope that the Berrigan Community and travellers to our town make great use of the park.


As we head into the new financial year, memberships at our Community Club are now due.

You will receive a letter in the mail about paying your membership.

You can also head to the Community Club and pay between Thursday and Sunday afternoons from 5pm.

Please be advised that while it is great seeing so many people using the facilities it is also important that you are either members or you are paying green fees to help keep the facilities going.

We as a community are very grateful for the amount of volunteer work that has been contributed by many to the golf course and the bowls green - the club looks amazing.