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We’re raising funds by collecting drink containers for Return and Earn, and we need your help.

St Benedict’s is participating in Return and Earn.  Donating your used drink containers will help St Benedict’s earn money to help its guests with accommodation, clothes, food and other needs.  Donations can only be made at the Queanbeyan Woolworth’s store Antill Street, Queanbeyan.  St Benedict’s will benefit from donations made up to 24th February 2019.

More of our Volunteers

One of the St Bennies volunteers, Chris Lupton,  who happens to be a chef gets to work on the chicken – the dish of the day.

Another of the St Bennies volunteers who gets a real buzz out of creating great meals for appreciative diners is Stephanie Panter.


Claire Bullivant has been volunteering in the St Bennies kitchen for four years – and still enjoying the work and the kitchen camaraderie .

Narelle Heywood, one of our valuable volunteers has a long history with St Bennies kitchen – she was here almost from day one.


Sometimes it seems that everything needs chopping in the St Bennies kitchen. Here one of our volunteers tackles the day’s mushrooms.


Meet Our Volunteers


It can get a little a steamy in the St Benedict’s kitchen. Here volunteer Kerrie Hill gets to work on the hot sink. With 7 children Kerrie packed in a lot of experience in school canteens, but put her hand up to help out in the St Bennies kitchen 6 years ago.


Paul Bentink takes responsibility for much of the management of the St Benedict’s kitchen four days a week. He credits St Benedict’s for helping him deal with some personal problems and as a result, joined the volunteer team in December last year. These days he’s a volunteer that makes a difference to other people’s lives.


Robyn Craig is sort of a culinary version of Girl Friday. Friday is Robyn’s day to step up into whatever needs to be done in the St Bennies kitchen. Retired from teaching, Robyn was ‘talked into’ volunteering at St Bennies by another retired teacher. That was 6 years – and a lot of Fridays – ago, but she’s still smiling.


The man in the hat at the sink is Steve Gallagher. Steve has been working as a volunteer at St Bennies for 10 years. While he’s done just about everything in the kitchen (including the washing up); the St Bennies staff rate Steve as the best coffee maker at the centre.

New website!

Welcome to St Benedict’s new website.