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Lenten Soup Night serves up delicious community event

Lenten Soup Night
The community is invited to traditional Lenten Soup Night hosted by Anglican Men’s Society in the lead up to Easter.

The Bundaberg community is invited to traditional Lenten Soup Night hosted by Anglican Men’s Society in the lead up to Easter.

Anglican Men's Society of Bundaberg chairman Howard Kingston said the annual soup night event had been part of the Anglican Parish of Bundaberg Lent tradition for almost three decades.

“It was originally the idea of Tony Osborn, parishioner and son of a previous rector of our parish,” Howard said.

“Tony is now aged 98 and will be attending the event and making soup, with his daughter, to share.”

Howard said as part of the tradition, men rolled up their sleeves and set about in the kitchen making simple, yet delicious soups with some guidance from their female counterparts.

“Lent is a season of fasting for Christians for 40 days prior to Easter, celebrating Jesus' resurrection, and including Good Friday recognising the day of his crucifixion,” he said.

“At our soup night members make a variety of soups to serve as a spartan meal to our guests as part of the commemorative fasting.”

Howard said this year the guest speaker would be Reverend Sue Barker from Childers, who would talk about prison chaplaincy, which was part of her previous ministry.

“This will be really interesting, I know nobody ever wants to go to prison and this will be an opportunity to find out what life on the inside can be like,” Howard said.

Lenten Soup Night will be held on Friday, 8 April at 6pm for a 6.30pm start at Christchurch Anglican Parish Hall, Woongarra Street, Bundaberg.

Community members wanting to attend Lenten Soup Night are invited to purchase tickets, which are $20, up until Tuesday 5 April at Christchurch Anglican Parish Office, Woongarra Street.

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