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.… Read More... Read More

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!… Read More... Read More

The Dish on Tuesdays

It is now over six years that The Dish of St. John’s has been serving, from the back of a Van, a meal to folk at Hornsby who come for the food and the company each week. This month marks a wonderful new step forward in outreach to the needy of Hornsby as the Van now goes out each Tuesday evening, thanks to a collaboration amongst the local schools of Wahroonga.… Read More... Read More


Each year the Abbotsleigh and Knox school communities run a four day (three night) ‘Abbox’ holiday camp for children with physical and intellectual disabilities. This year the camp runds from 10th to 13th December. St. John’s contribute to this fantastic initiative by helping out with catering. If you can help, please talk to Cecile Ferguson or Laurena Potter.… Read More... Read More

Recent developments at The Dish

Over the past term those who we serve meals to, as well as the preparers and servers, have been delighted with the great variety and inspirational meals prepared by the parents of Year 3 Knox Preparatory students. This is an innovation inspired by the teachers of the students, as part of their Social Justice Program, which extends throughout the school.… Read More... Read More

The Dish Kitchen

Last year our 'more than a soup van', The Dish, was fortunate to receive a grant from the Community Grants Scheme. These funds have been used to equip an area under the stage to house basic kitchen and storage facilities. This means that there is now a central area from which we can dispense food for the meals and the goods that we store before we give them out to the folk in need of them. Thanks to the NSW State Government for their support, and to Judy Hopwood and Barry O’Farrell who encouraged us to make the application and have taken a personal interest in the work of The Dish. Read More