We want to be the kind of church whose faith makes a real difference. One small yet effective way we can do this at All Saints is through food. Our prayer is that no one in need will go unassisted. To this end we have a range of ministries which come under the banner “Hub of Hope”.
Some of the Hub of Hope ministries include:
- Community BBQ lunch: Every Thursday we hold a free BBQ lunch from 12:00pm in our community garden on the church grounds.
- Community dinner: Every Wednesday night of the month we hold a free community dinner at 6:00pm.
- Anglicare Mobile Pantry Van: Every second Thursday, 1:30pm. More details here.
- Free internet access: 4 laptop computers are set up at the community lunch and dinner times so that people can access services through the internet (e.g. check email, contact Centrelink, apply for jobs, or just surf!). Help is available for those who need an introduction or assistance with computers and the internet.
- Freezer meals: The members of All Saints cook a little extra dinner, freeze it in a take away container (available at church) and place it the in the church freezer. The meals are then given to any in need who contact the church, whether they be those who are poor or cash strapped, or others are in a particularly difficult phase of life.
- Hot Food roster: The people of All Saints also operate a ‘hot food’ meals roster which is regularly implemented for those who have had babies, but is also available for people in other circumstances where regular cooked meals would be of help.
- The Bike Shed: This program is run in conjunction with Newtown Neighbourhood Centre to provide affordable and economic transport, bicycle service and basic training in bicycle maintenance. The Bike Shed is open on Thursdays before the community BBQ lunch and closes in the afternoon.
- We can assist with access or referral to a range of other ministries and services, including specialist advice.
You are welcome to join us in this ministry to either receive service or help serve.
The All Saints Hub of Hope was recently featured in the Daily Telegraph Sydney newspaper for the Christmas lunch on December 11, 2014 and the ongoing difference the Hub of Hope makes in the local Inner West community.
You can read the full article here: Daily Telegraph – Hub of Hope Christmas Lunch
We want to be a church that makes a real difference and one way we do that is through food — the practical sharing of meals together — so that no one in our community will go unassisted
– Matt Nutt.
July 2014: Marrickville Council Approves Grant
We are super pleased that Marrickville Council has approved a $5,000 grant that we can use towards upgrading our kitchen.
All Saints Anglican Church in Petersham will use the $5,000 grant to purchase a dual fridge / freezer for their community hub kitchen which will enable more food to be prepared, kept, and distributed to poor, disadvantaged, and boarding house residents.
Thanks to everyone who helped in obtaining the grant.