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The Dish

For the past eight years St. John’s Uniting Church Wahroonga has been operating a soup van “The Dish” in Hornsby, each week serving a nourishing three course meal to those who come. It began with soup and now we have an average of a dozen folk who come to share a meal with us.

Fresh fruit and vegetables and bread rolls are donated by local businesses and meals are prepared by members of the Church and wider community. The Dish is a broad ecumenical effort with volunteers from other Churches in the area, including Waitara Adventist, Hornsby Uniting, Cathedral of Our Lady, Waitara, Bobbin Head Anglican Church, Bible Study groups, Turramurra Uniting Church, Thornleigh Chinese and Australian Baptist Church and Thornleigh Community Baptist Church.

In October 2011 the Dish expanded to a second evening, thanks to a great cooperative effort by a number of local schools. The Dish is now regularly supported by members of the Prouille, St. Leo’s, Wahroonga Preparatory School, St. Lucy’s, Abbotsleigh, St. Edmund’s, and Knox Prep. communities.

For more information, email dish@stjohnswahroonga.org.

Recent Dish News

Christmas at the Dish

At The Dish, this Christmas, St. Leo’s served Christmas meal on Christmas Eve. Thank you to this team of keen and enthusiastic parents and some pupils, organised by Connie, who were glad to prepare and serve the dinner. Christmas ham was carved in situ at the Van! Shepherd’s Pie, Tandoori chicken, lasagne and roast vegetables accompanied the fine fare.…

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Women’s Homelessness Forum

The Hornsby Homelessness Task Force is part of a community project to set up a Women’s Shelter in the Hornsby / Ku-ring-gai area. There is a community forum on Thursday December 5th, at 5:30pm, at the Hornsby Council Chambers. Visit their website for more information.…

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Christmas at the Dish

Lots of activities at St. John’s stop over the summer, but the need for the fellowship and food provided by the Dish doesn’t take a break. Alison sent me this report on the great work done by so many members of the wider community who chose to generously give their time at such a busy time of year…
For our friends at The Dish preparations for Christmas began some time ago.…

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The Dish Christmas

Alison wrote the following piece about Christmas at the Dish, and I thought it should be shared more widely!
Eighteen friends joined us in the Park last evening for our Christmas gathering.
Janet had organised a fabulous Christmas meal of Soup, Turkey, Cranberry sauce, Ham & mustard, roast vegetables, peas, individual Puddings and custard or Mango ice cream – a great thrill for many!…

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