Christian Today: Churches getting ready to open homeless winter shelters

Below in an excerpt of an article from Christian Today detailing how churches across London will be uniting to take care of the homeless there this winter.

“Churches across London are uniting for the first time in their efforts to care for the capital’s homeless this winter.

Last year, some 400 churches provided shelter to over 1,400 homeless people, providing hot meals and a warm bed during the harshest months of the year.Typically, night shelters are hosted at a different church each night of the week from November to March.

In addition to a bed for the night and dinner, guests receive a breakfast the following morning and have access to hot showers.The guests are referred to the shelters by day centres, voluntary organisations and statutory bodies.
Now the churches are looking to share their experiences and help other churches open up new night shelters.

The day-long Homelessness, Hospitality and Hope event takes place at Southwark Cathedral on 10 November and will bring together hundreds of volunteers to celebrate stories of transformation from London’s church-run winter night shelters.”

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