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Thanksgiving Service at St Bart's
At the end of July 2019, over 250 members of Hale School’s Anglican community joined with staff of St Bart’s as well as members of local Anglican parishes and schools to enjoy a Thanksgiving Service and afternoon tea, which was led by Archbishop Kay Goldsworthy AO.
The event was focused on thanking the Anglican community for their compassionate and ongoing support for the clients of St Bart’s, which has a long and proud history as part of the Anglican community in Western Australia, beginning 55 years ago in 1963.
Whether it’s making up beds, giving social support to men, women and families, baking, fundraising or volunteering – the Anglican community is always supportive of St Bart’s.
And so it was particularly special to have the opportunity to give thanks for the thousands of hours of volunteering the Anglican parish community and school students give to St Bart’s clients, through sharing a kind word or a story, making beds or food hampers, cleaning, sharing a meal or even lending a shoulder or an ear.
Guests enjoyed a special performance by Pennsylvania Girlchoir from the United States of America, along with a delicious afternoon tea organised by Hale School.
The Service was led by Archbishop Kay Goldsworthy AO, who thanked guests for serving their community to help those most disadvantaged.
'Your continued prayers and support, committed volunteering and generous donations to St Bart’s means together, we are providing accommodation for men, women and families each night, and helping to create better lives for those most vulnerable in our community,' she said.
Indeed, something very special happened this past year – St Bart’s received even greater support from the Anglican community through donations, which help with a range of things, such as:
- kick start the St Bart’s Scholarship Fund to help those in need secure the funds to get an education, to study, to learn, to gain skills or knowledge to be employed in the workplace and avoid poverty
- help us secure identity documents so clients can receive health and other care
- help assist clients to transport their furniture and belongings to their new home
- help us give people the skills they need to keep their home in good shape, and to prevent a spiral back into homelessness
- give individuals and families emergency food and other essential supplies. The list goes on…
Together with our Anglican community, we work towards achieving our Vision of a world where everyone has a home.
St Bart’s will always be deeply grateful for those in the Anglican community who support us in serving the community and helping those most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Together, we make a real difference to the lives of children, women and men in our community.
If you’d like to know more about the range of services that St Bart’s offers, please feel free to contact the team on (08) 9323 5100 or email@example.com, and visit stbarts.org.au.