Harvest Festival

Next Sunday, 11 March is Refreshment Sunday.

The Cathedral is using this as an opportunity to supplement the food bank of the Wellington City Mission.  Below is a description of the work of the Mission and some items which are always in demand.



Centred on Christ's compassion, The Wellington City Mission seeks to achieve fullness of life for those who are at risk or struggling in the Greater Wellington region.

The Mission lives  this out through its five areas;

  • Mission for Families,
  • Mission for Youth,
  • Mission for Seniors,
  • Mission for Independence 
  • Kemp rest home and hospital.

Alongside a broad array of services including offering food parcels, budgeting advice, tenancy and income advocacy, parenting coaching, medical advocacy, addressing social isolation, the Mission has an alternative secondary education experience, and feeds around 60 people a day in our dining room in Newtown.

The Mission is a local response to local need, and is grateful for the generosity of those in the Wellington region who help to make all that it does possible. It is together that the Mission creates the change so longed for in people's lives. Through these things and more, the vision is to see people and communities empowered, transformed and experiencing fullness of life. 

Anything you want to bring will be welcome, including fresh vegetables and fruit. If you'd like a reminder of what the Mission is often short of, here's a regular shopping list:

  • Breakfast spreads – marmite, jam, peanut butter etc
  • Muesli bars, and other things for kids' lunches
  • Tinned veg – beans, corn etc (no tomatoes; the Mission has plenty)
  • Tinned soup
  • Kids' toothpaste