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Since purchasing 49A Mungavin Ave., Ranui in May 2021 the building and grounds have been prepared for use by Porirua Anglican Parish as a Church Centre and Food Bank venue. Under the able project management of David Parmenter, the property has been extensively renovated culminating in exterior painting. Funding for this project has been provided from the Diana Goss bequest held by the Parish. During January St Anne's Pantry began operating from the property, regular prayer meetings have been held and Lenten studies will be offered here during March and April.
Ellie Sanderson, assistant Anglican Bishop of Wellington will lead a service of commissioning and blessing at the site on Sunday 27th February at 2:30pm, followed by afternoon tea.
A feature of the property is the way in which it opens on to a PCC reserve east of the large blue gum trees. Pantry workers, trades people and staff remark on the pleasant environment created.
Friends of the Parish, pantry volunteers, neighbours, tradies and others are invited to celebrate this official opening of the venue. RSVP by text to 027 944 4996 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the Parish acquired this property renovations have proceeded:
2020 has been a year of significant changes for the St Anne's Pantry Food Bank. These changes can be summarised thus:
Our motto "Addressing Food Insecurity in Porirua" inspires us constantly keep in mind the families we are here to serve by delivering food parcels to them. This is our core business and we unashamedly seek to bless in the name of Christ the 450+ families and households we have delivered a food parcel to during 2020, and those we have not yet delivered to.
Members of the Porirua Anglican Communities