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Church fair to boost food voucher effort

Much-needed community programmes in Pembroke will get a boost from an upcoming spring fair held by the Anglican Church.

Bishop-elect Nick Dill said the festival will help provide meals for the roughly 120 people each week who come to St Monica’s and St Augustine’s Churches for food.

The churches gives out food vouchers once a month.

The popular food programmes, run in tandem with the Eliza Doolittle Society, provide a venue for members of the community to connect with one another.

“We’re trying to connect with the people who have needs, and there is a great deal of need across the community,” Rev Dill told

The Royal Gazette. “For that reason, food donations are a constant requirement.”

The Spring Fair that will take over the grounds of St John’s Church between 10am and 4pm on April 27 is a free event — but the church is asking for donations of tinned food.

Added Rev Dill: “The fair will also support our youth ministries in Pembroke — we offer an after-school programme in Victor Scott Primary School, a youth club on Friday nights, and a radio station on Wednesday evenings from St Monica’s church for young men to join in. It’s about having more mentoring, more connections with young people. It’s something outside our normal giving, so we support it through donations.”

There will be singing, music and dance plus children’s rides and a bouncy castle, along with food stalls, art and crafts and a thrift store.

For more information telephone 297-1818.

Bishop-elect Nick Dill

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Published April 16, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated April 16, 2013 at 1:13 am)

Church fair to boost food voucher effort

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