Wellington Cathedral’s families’ kitchens have been running hot as parishioners opened their hearts and their homes to fundraise for post-earthquake Nepal. By hosting friends and neighbours for coffee mornings, lunches, afternoon teas or dinners, and putting out the koha basket as part of that hospitality, we’ve raised $2,447 for the Christian World Service Nepal appeal.
On Pentecost Sunday we brought the fruits of our hospitality to the altar at our morning Eucharists. Here are some of the ways we did it:
- A junior chorister raised $170 through an afternoon tea she planned, prepared and hosted
- The Deanery family had a lovely evening catching up with old friends, including one couple they hadn’t seen for thirty years
- The Worship Centre children hosted a high tea – guests made prayer flags and played ‘Pin the Heart on Nepal’ while raising $419
- Vestry members paid a koha for the lunch a member prepared for their recent planning afternoon
Other parishioners hosted a ‘ladies lunch’ and dinner parties. Our thanks go to Jane Wilkinson for starting the ball rolling on this idea, and to all those who donned their pinnies and got stuck in, or contributed koha.
Janet Brown, Churchwarden