Community Life during COVID-19

Due to social distancing measures our community is not able to gather at St.Martin’s Kahibah until restrictions are lifted.  However, we continue to gather as a dispersed community in new ways.  This includes participatory worship gatherings using Zoom Video Meetings and small group work.    Please contact us if you would like to join in!

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

Shrove Tuesday Charlestown Church
Shrove Tuesday Charlestown Church
Shrove Tuesday Charlestown Church

On 25 February we held a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner to mark the beginning of Lent.   Lorraine Pearce-Adams co-ordinated the dinner and with the help of a few others served a sumptuous dinner for around 70 people (including lots of kids).  The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all and demonstrated the gift of hospitality in our community.

Kahibah Village Christmas Party

In December around 300 residents of Kahibah and visitors from further afield gathered on Sunday afternoon for the first Kahibah Christmas Party.   The party was held at St.Martin’s Kahibah, hosted by the Charlestown Anglican in partnership with the Kahibah Community/Business Alliance.

The pleasant weather made it a relaxed afternoon with visits by life-size puppets courtesy of John D Puppets, a local Fire and Rescue vehicle, Mr Slushi, as well as a generous afternoon tea and the ubiquitous Sausage Sizzle.  Special guests include Jodi Harrison Member for Charlestown, Pat Conroy, MP for Shortland and Newcastle Anglican Bishop Peter.  Keyboards Wizz, Robert Joyce kept spirits with familiar Christmas songs and a set of Christmas Carols provided by the GAPS Kinship Carer’s Choir.

“It was great afternoon and we were all delighted with the large turn up,” commented Tracey. “Several people came up to me and said how good it was to get to know their neighbours and hoped there would be more opportunities to build community in Kahibah.