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The honorary priest-in-charge of the Mulwaree Mission District, Tom Frame, led the fifth annual ‘Blessing of the Truffle Dogs’ on Sunday 16 June as part of the Canberra district truffle festival.

This high profile local event brings farmers and churchgoers together with devotees of fine food in an atmosphere of friendship and fellowship.

More than 60 people participated in the liturgy followed by a truffle hunt and lunch featuring the many ways in which truffles, a new crop in the Tarago district, can be served and enjoyed.

The day was hosted by local identities Denzil and Anne Sturgiss who have been growing the highly sought after truffles for more than a decade.

Proceeds from the day support the work of St Andrew’s church at Tarago, one of three churches in the Mulwaree Mission District, which was formed in 2012.

Tom Frame was formerly Bishop to the Defence Force (2001-2007) and Director of St Mark’s National Theological Centre (2007-2014). He now works at UNSW Canberra and has a cattle property at the southern end of Lake Bathurst. 

by Tom Frame
Image credit: Goulburn Post