Love and Respect

From time to time we hear from our ‘old’ guests in what they are doing now.  One of them, David George has recently written about his experiences of being homeless.  Below is an extract: “The world starts to shrink when you are homeless as it becomes more and more difficult to summon up the courage......

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Washing Machine needed

We are in great need of upgrading our laundry facilities.  Last year we washed over 1150 bags of washing for our guests and because we only have a domestic washing machine, it’s useful life is fast coming to an end.  We are presently washing over 40 loads per week but due to the location of......

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Sanctuary Annual Report 2016-17

Over the past few weeks we have been collating the statistics for Sanctuary over the past year.  For reporting purposes our year covers June through to the following July.  In comparison to last year, so much more has happened and through your support has been achieved. Here are the headline figures (where we have them,......

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The last Supper

  The last night of our homeless drop-in sessions was well attended.  Over 20 guests came, were fed and shown that there are people who care about them. Sanctuary will still continue throughout the weekday at Gravesend Methodist Church as will our pastoral support for them. Preparations for Winter 2017-18 Our first drop-in of next......

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Serving at Sanctuary

In the Lord’s Prayer, we pray for “His will be done on earth and to give us our daily bread”. I have seen this occur in Sanctuary. This is my opportunity to bear witness to things, I have heard and seen. The call came to me when I was in Albania, in the summer of......

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Sanctuary works

Many of you that volunteer at the shelter will know John Priestland, one of our guests over many months earlier in the year. John is an ex-soldier who found himself on the street and who turned to Sanctuary for help. Through the Sanctuary office and in conjunction with other agencies, John has now been housed......

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Hard to believe …

I was the coordinator at the Sanctuary Drop-in last Sunday evening.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015) Around 7pm a lady walked in with 2 children who were homeless and had no where to stay. She told me that they had been homeless since Friday and were spotted by the Street Pastors who found her......

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Volunteers Required

Although the winter night shelter has come to an end, we still need volunteers for the different teams that are in action during the day at Gravesend Methodist Church. This includes:Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015) Shower team who look after the facilities and toiletries for guests wanting a shower. This team operates on......

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Invitation to take part in Sanctuary

In November 2015, a meeting was held that invited people to find out more about the proposed Winter Shelter, and how they could get involved achat de viagra montreal. We were expecting around 60 people to come – but over 180 turned up!  A true testament to the compassion of people towards the homeless.Watch movie......

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