For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.' "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' "The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me'." Matthew 25: 35-40


The Bread of Life was established in June 1990 with a dream of reaching outside the church walls to those people in need in the local community.

At the Bread of Life Centre the Team has the opportunity to meet a variety of community needs on a daily basis. Please explore the services we offer.

EARTHQUAKE SUPPORT for those in the Seddon to Clarence area was initiated by us as of 1st April 2017 and we have a large number of clients who have been helped through our srevices there.

The OSCAR programmes allow parents to have peace of mind when they have to leave their children in our care whilst at work. We have 9 programmes running at present at 5 different locations.

Our Counselling Services are open to people of all ages. Clients can self-refer or be referred by other agencies. 

Our Community Support Workers work with clients, advocating and supporting where help is needed. This service has now been taken out to Seddon and Ward in the form of Earthquake Assistance.

Something Crafty, a great opportunity for people to have an enjoyable Friday morning of fun and fellowship. A gold coin donation is appreciated but not mandatory.

Our Depression Support Group meets on Wednesdays between 10.00- 12.30pm at the Centre, 14B Stephenson Street. All welcome, no charge.

Sheets 'n Things , our pre-loved linen shop supplies good quality linen at a low price can be found at 2 Redwood Street. 

GECKO JUNCTION, our Cafe, is now closed.

Whilst in the Warehouse car park have a close look at the beautiful mural painted on the Car Park wall by the Boy's College Art students under the direction of Gynelle Blake. This is a great project that has involved many businesses such as Resene, Scaffold Marlborough, Marlborough District Council, The Warehouse, Gibbons Construction and Crafar Crouch. To them and the students, a big thanks!

We appreciate the wonderful, caring agencies, NGOs, businesses and individuals in our community that help "make it all happen" in one way or another for those who are in need.

THANK YOU! Your support is greatly appreciated.