Flavours of Morocco dish up support for chaplains

Chef Christopher Grace will cook for the chaplaincy fund-raising dinner.

Chef Christopher Grace will cook for the chaplaincy fund-raising dinner.

PLATES filled with Moroccan food and spices will be served up this month to help support for Warrnambool’s network of school chaplains. 

Well-known Warrnambool chef Christopher Grace is the drawcard for this year’s fund-raiser and will be dishing up a feast of flavours inspired by the north African nation.

For the third year in a row a local support group is looking to bring a large crowd back into the St Brigid’s Church hall at Crossley as a fund-raiser for the network of six chaplains working around the district. 

‘We’ve had a couple of  hundred people come through in the last couple of years,” Warrnambool and District Chaplaincy committee president Sean Kenny said.  “We’ve got chaplains in two secondary and four primary schools.”

While school chaplains were one of a few winners from the recent federal budget, Mr Kenny said there were still gaps in the services. 

“It doesn’t cover the full cost of having a chaplain at the school,” Mr Kenny said, citing the budget.  

He said chaplains typically focused on spirituality, grief and loss. 

“It’s always been a partnership between schools and the community. We’re looking closely at the issues chaplains face at a strategic level,” he said. 

The dinner bells will ring at the St Brigid’s Church hall in Crossley at 6.30pm on June 14.

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