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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Sanctuary Winter Report 2016-17

This report covers the period 1st December 2016 to 30th March 2017 –  our second year of operation as a Winter Cold Weather Night Shelter.  As last year, we operated from one venue (Gravesend Methodist Church, Milton Road, Gravesend – GMC) on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday nights, which are the times the venue is available......

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Interview with Steve and Lorna

This interview was conducted by Nigel Rumsey and published on his web site: https://www.nigelrumsey.com/blog/sanctuary-talking-with-steve-nolan   “Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, come to the community and share the gospel”. I’m sitting in the small very busy office at Sanctuary, the night shelter for the homeless in Gravesend, talking to Steve Nolan. Steve and his wife......

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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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