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Homemade pie, anyone? Where to fill your plate at a church dinner

Several Bradford West Gwillimbury and area churches are hosting meals, with all the trimmings, starting this weekend

Church dinners are a local tradition - not only fundraisers, but a way to bring community together for a shared meal. And where else can you get homemade pie these days?

There are a number of church dinners on the calendar coming up, starting this weekend. 

St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church (Byzantine Rite) in Bond Head is holding another of its famous ribs and perogie dinners on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $7 for kids ages seven to 12, free for children under seven. Dinner includes ribs, perogies, sauerkraut, Caesar salad, tea, coffee and dessert. Tickets are available at the door, 56 Hearn St. in Bond Head.

On Feb. 20, enjoy a roast beef dinner at the Gilford United Church, 1477 Gilford Rd. in Innisfil. The meal will include roast beef, gravy, mashed potatoes and all the trimmings, and homemade pie for dessert. Two sittings: 4:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $6 for children under 12. RSVP by calling 705-791-0544 or 705-458-1145, or email

Bond Head United Church has a tradition of hosting its dinners at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2940 Sideroad 10 in Bradford – a wholly handicap-accessible church, with a large professional kitchen and plenty of seating. On Saturday, March 2, the church hosts its annual roast beef dinner and silent auction, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $18 for adults, and $8 for children 12 and under, which can be bought at the door. All welcome.