Portland church’s soup kitchen gets makeover

A group of volunteers from our repairs team has spent the week fitting a new soup kitchen at Saint John the Baptist Church in Portland, Dorset.

Several new counter units and an extra cooker have been installed, boosting the church’s ability to provide hot meals to those in need.

Seven members of Aster’s repairs team, including carpenters, decorators and plumbers, volunteered their time fitting out the new equipment.

Reverend Tim Gomm, Rector of Portland Parish, said: “Every week we hold a free soup lunch for anyone who needs it. Since the installation of the kitchen in the church, numbers have soared. We are so pleased with the kitchen, and as time goes on it will used more and more by the community and for the community.”

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