Christ­mas feast for all

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KARO­LINE TUCKEY

There’s room at the inn – or church – for all this Christ­mas Day, as St Mary’s Angli­can Church in Whitby plan to roll out roasts and plum puds to wel­come all-com­ers for a Christ­mas lunch.

‘‘It’s just about pro­vid­ing fel­low­ship and giv­ing at Christ­mas, and the great­est thing I think we can do is show the love,’’ or­gan­iser Tanya Mac­don­ald says.

Parish­ioners are rustling up roasts, hot veg, salads, a spread of tra­di­tional pud­dings, and treats for the lit­tlies, and pre­par­ing to wel­come all guests.

‘‘It’s for any­body, it is open – any­body who’s alone, any­one who has no fam­ily to spend Christ­mas with, any­one who needs a good meal.’’

Trans­port can be or­gan­ised for those who would like to at­tend from sub­urbs out­side Whitby, Mrs Mac­don­ald says, with driv­ers will­ing to make pick-ups around Porirua.

While no-one will be turned away, for cater­ing it would be handy to hear from those who plan on at­tend­ing, she says.

‘‘Hope­fully it’s go­ing to be very nice and jolly, we’ll have Christ­mas car­ols and christ­mas crack­ers, and if there’s lots of chil­dren we’ll do a lolly scram­ble, and make a big thing for them.’’

To con­tact Tanya Mac­don­ald please phone 237 7045 or call the St Mary’s of­fice on 234 7088. Lunch will be held at noon Christ­mas Day. The church is on Dis­cov­ery Dr, be­side Whitby Mall.

Com­mu­nity ban­quet: Tanya Mac­don­ald of St Mary’s Church is look­ing for­ward to putting on a full spread of tra­di­tional Christ­mas fare for all on De­cem­ber 25.

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