A Short History:
The Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust was established following the death of Ashton Wylie in 1999. Ashton Wylie, an Auckland businessman, was a philanthropist with a wide range of interest particularly in the area of spirituality, personal development and positive relationships. Read More »
Of his many interests, Ashton singled out the "purpose of assisting people to become more perfectly loving" to be the principal purpose of the AWCT.
These instructions have been formalised into the AWCT Objectives.
In 1994 Ashton Wylie purchased the building and proceeded to renovate this unique and stunning architectural building to an exceptionally high standard. Ashton’s vision was to create a miniature town of hope and positivity, a “Life centre” for the future. At his death the Hopetoun Alpha building was bestowed to the Trust.
The centre is used as a function and event centre in Auckland. For more information about bookings, click here
The Hopetoun Alpha Name and Symbol
Literally translated "Hopetoun" means "Town of Hope" but what was trying to be created on this site was a centre, a miniature town of hope and positivity, a "Life Centre" for the future, with its beginnings - this historic church.
Alpha being the Greek work for beginning together with Hopetoun fitted well with the objectives - new beginnings with hope and positivity.
The circle represents the earth, universality - the globe - our home, the cross symbolises a blend of the feminine and masculine and the arrow is our forward and upward direction as we all move into a brave new future as one.
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