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Anglican Men's Ministry hosts farming and community family breakfast

SPEAKER: Parkes Shire's drought relief officer Roger Kitson will be one of two guests speaking at the breakfast.

SPEAKER: Parkes Shire's drought relief officer Roger Kitson will be one of two guests speaking at the breakfast.

The Anglican Men's Ministry is opening its doors at the St George's Anglican Church hall this month, inviting the Parkes Shire's farming and wider community for breakfast.

The Men's Ministry usually hold a monthly men's breakfast and every so often host special breakfast gatherings for the community, such as for Mother's Day that last year attracted up to 45 guests.

This December organisers decided to do something for our farmers, their families and the community who are struggling through the drought.

"We're all here to help each other," Bruce Lindbeck said.

"We decided to do this breakfast."

Organisers are calling it a farming and community family breakfast and it will take place at 8am on Saturday, December 14 in St George's Anglican Church hall.

"It will be a sit-down breakfast meal," Bruce said.

"It's important people come and sit down to eat.

"Even if you're a family sitting at the table together, they may not have done that (sit at the table together) for a while."

The idea came about when organisers were planning out the rest of their year, when fellow organiser Graeme Tanswell suggested to host a breakfast for farmers and the community.

"That's how it evolved - it's a team effort," Bruce said.

The event isn't solely a meal - guest speakers have also been invited to share some information and their thoughts during the morning.

Parkes Shire's drought relief officer Roger Kitson will be speaking at the breakfast, as will Parkes man and Forbes' Baptist minister James McLeary.

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The December 14 breakfast is proudly and generously supported by Anglicare, Parkes Rotary Club and the Parkes Action Club.

Families interested in coming along to the event are asked to RSVP by Monday, December 9, with numbers of how many people will be attending via a text message, to either Graeme Tanswell on 0428 621 458 or Bruce Lindbeck on 0409 622 514.

The Anglican Men's Ministry has been running its breakfasts for more than 10 years.

They began as bimonthly breakfasts before going to monthly gatherings this year.

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