On The Passing of Greg “Hirsty” Hirst

[img] Greg "Hirsty" HirstIt is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that we announce the Greg passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, 7 June, following complications from surgery. He was surrounded by his wife and children at the time.

He was very much beloved by all who knew him —his legacy will live on forever. We are going to miss him greatly.

Please join Colleen, her family, Brotherhood CMC, and the whole Street Level Community, as we mourn the loss of a great man, Gregory John “Hirsty” Hirst. We want celebrate together a life well lived, as much as the achievements and legacy that Greg has left behind. A mass ride will be followed by a service and wake. Refreshments will be served after the service. We hope you can join us.

Funeral Service

Monday, 19th of June
Arrive at 11am for a 11:30 start (We are expecting a big turnout so factor this in)
Penrith Panthers Marquee (not the main building)
Access via Retreat Drive, Penrith

Funeral Processional Ride

Arrive at 9:30am for a 10am ride
Andrew Campbell Reserve
William Lawson Dr, Eastern Creek

Brotherhood CMC are hosting a ride to escort the hearse and family to the venue. All riders welcome. Please note we will be travelling along the centre lane of the M4 at 80km/h in a staggered formation. Respect all other traffic and allow vehicles to merge across the centre lane when necessary. Take the Mulgoa Road exit and turn left into Retreat Drive. Please obey all road rules.

Colleen’s home is now filled with flowers and chocolates, which she has received with much gratitude. So, rather than bringing her a gift, please consider donating through the Street Level Supporters link here: http://streetlevelchristiancommunity.org.au/supporters/ and until the end of July we will direct those donations to causes and charities close to Greg’s heart.

Hirsty’s books will also be available at the wake for a suggested donation of $20 each.

Who We Are

Street Level Christian Community has been around since 1981 and focuses on being Christian, especially on the streets and in the motorcycle community.

We see ourselves as a small expression of God’s family that is constantly seeking to bridge the gap between those on the fringes of society and those in the mainstream, and to link people to church, community and government services and groups that exist to help and care.

We hope to provide a place of unconditional love and acceptance where people can try and establish a Christ-centred basis for living, especially for those who feel they don’t belong in mainstream society.

Most importantly we encourage people to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, firmly based in evangelical Christian beliefs and expressed within a loving and accepting community.