Supporting ‘Rough Edges’

The St Mark’s community supports ‘Rough Edges’ at St John’s Darlinghurst in a variety of ways, including financial support and providing meals to their kitchen one night per month (the second Sunday). Rough Edges is a place where community happens for people experiencing homelessness and marginalization.

Current support of Rough Edges

Food drop-off

Rough Edges will be reopening their doors in September 2020 St Mark’s has resumed our ministry of providing food for the most vulnerable in our community. There are two ways catering can be provided. You can give financially by 8 October and a catered food drop will be organised OR you may cook a dish and drop it off at St John’s Darlinghurst between 6pm-7pm on 11 October (no contact drop off).

Option A – Give financially to provide catered food

To contribute financially please transfer money to the regular St Mark’s giving account and clearly mark it as “ROUGHIES FOOD”.

Account Name: St Mark’s Church Darling Point
BSB: 032 054
Account Number: 250036
Ref: ROUGHIES FOOD

Option B – Contribute a dish yourself

To contribute a dish please ensure COVID Safe Cooking: Please do not give food if you are feeling any cold or flu symptoms including sore throat, coughing, body ache, sniffles and fever. Rough Edges patrons are a vulnerable health group and your vigilance in keeping them safe is much appreciated. Contactless drop off address is120 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst NSW. Please do not drop off food to St Mark’s.

Any questions please contact our volunteer Rough Edges coordinator, Katy, via roughedges@stmarksdp.org

We invite you to sign up below to prepare a meal for your neighbours. Further information on quantities and delivery details can be found on the sign-up page.

Suggested dishes.  Main courses: Sandwiches, roast chicken, lamb or beef; lasagne, sausages, rissoles, chunky soups, salads, roast vegetables, noodle salads, tacos, risotto. Desserts: Cakes, fruit, biscuits, slices.

Note: Rough Edges does not have a fully equipped kitchen, however meals can be reheated. Using disposable containers is also recommended.

Thank you for your generosity.

Roughtober

Currently Rev Dr Michael Jensen, together with some parishioners, is again supporting Roughtober, with a target of raising $20,000. This annual sleepout raises much needed funds to support the disadvantaged and marginalised, while challenging supporters to get out of their comfort zones in order to achieve this goal. Click here to donate or to find out more details 

Recent support of Rough Edges

Due to COVID-19, Rough Edges has only able to provide takeaway food since March – and the need is greater than ever.

So, the St Mark’s community has got behind Roughies in creative ways this year. The first was a shopping bag drive. The goal was to organise 50 Coles/Aldi/Woollies supermarket shopping bags full of non-perishable food for Rough Edges by 9 May. Over three weeks the St Mark’s, Rough Edges charity drive raised 53 bags full of non-perishable food items from supermarkets around Sydney.  Thank you to Woolworths for donating 1,580 food items, Bakers Delight for offering fresh bread items for upcoming events at Rough Edges and all at St Mark’s who donated or volunteered.

In addition to the shopping bag drive, St Mark’s has also arranged a cash drive, with the goal of raising $10,000.  Thank you to all those people who generously donated in this way.  Together we have raised $16,500 to date. If you would like to make a Tax Deductible donation, click here