What are Altar Breads?
Have you every wondered where your church gets its communion bread? Well, more than likely, they get it from St Vincent de Paul Society in Wellington’s special works program for altar breads. (Altar Breads are known by so many names from communion wafers, to unleavened bread, or Eucharist bread).
We are the major supplier of altar breads throughout New Zealand and we supply a diverse range of churches. So please, use us for all your communion bread needs!
Who makes Altar Breads? And Where?
The altar breads are baked by local Wellington persons with intellectual disabilities, who are employed by the Society. They are managed by our specialist Barb who helps them stay safe and maintain confidence in their abilities.
Thus the makers gain occupation and esteem while our buyers get high quality at great prices. See our price list here.
Our operation started over 30 years ago and our altar bread machine was updated in 2013.
There are high levels of quality control over production and hygiene. Modern baking equipment and precision cutters ensure consistent quality and wafer edges that do not crumble.
Our altar bread recipe is very simple: flour and water.
Gluten Free Altar Bread Wafers are also available.
Our Gluten Free Altar bread recipe is similarly simple: gluten free flour and water.
Deliveries are guaranteed to arrive intact and to remain fresh for many months. Regular supply can be arranged on the basis of monthly, 2 monthly or 3 monthly.
We package orders in zip lock bags. The bags are designed to keep your altar breads fresh while stored. Order from us and know that you are helping employ local people in need while obtaining your holy communion supplies.
How to buy Altar breads:
TO ORDER: Please call 04-389-7122, fax 04-389-7129, or fill out this form and email it to us.
History of Altar Breads
In 1995 we made a video explaining the work that we do. While our machines have been updated, and our partnership with IHC has ended, it is great to look back at where we came from. It also still gives a good indication of what the working day is like. Enjoy!!