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Finding room for May

The May Walker Room opening. Photo by Ross Clacher
ON SUNDAY 13 February the May Walker Room was dedicated at St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Brisbane, honouring a woman of remarkable faith and outstanding character.

Deaconess May Walker was invited by St Andrew’s in 1912 to be the “Lady Missionary” to work in Spring Hill.

She answered the call with dedication, kindness and loyalty for nearly 40 years.

Her work involved teaching in schools, hospital visitation, pastoral care for mothers particularly and their families, weekly services and meetings of Christian Endeavour, Sunday School, Band of Hope and annual events such as the Sunday School Treat, Anniversary Service and Prizegiving.

She valued the support and encouragement of St Andrew’s Uniting Church people in many ways.

Sister Walker became well known and highly respected in the suburb.

She died in February 1979.

The service of dedication was conducted by Rev Ray Herrmann, and was attended by many members of the Walker family
and former deaconesses.

Photo : The May Walker Room opening. Photo by Ross Clacher