One of the driving forces behind the restoration of the oldest church in the North West has been commended for her tireless advocation. Maureen Lissiman won a commendation in the voluntary individual contribution category in the WA Heritage Awards for her role in bringing the Roebourne Holy Trinity Anglican Church back to life. She was recognised for her generous financial donation, establishing the Friends of Holy Trinity supporters network and her research during the renovation. Ms Lissiman liaised with key church representative, project managers and builders to ensure the renovation progressed on time and on budget. Ms Lissiman said she was honoured and humbled by the recognition. “I’m delighted that the little church has been restored so beautifully and stands again as a beacon on the hill reminding locals of God’s presence in the town.” The church held a thanksgiving mass in May which marked the reopening of the building, bringing together Aboriginal elders, Pilbara Aboriginal Church, descendants of the first settlers of the Pilbara and the original church builders. The building now provides an attractive destination for visitors to the region and serves as a meeting place for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Christians.