OPEN CHURCH PROJECT UPDATE 12-01-2019
As You know, last Monday we have started this project again together with other Christian Churches. Thank You so much for all your help and support to make this possible also in our Parish. Every Monday – during two winter’s months we host 10 homeless people in our Hall – during this time also every Monday from 7.30pm to 9.00pm, St Swithun’s church will be open for the exposition of The Blessed Sacrament to entrust the homeless and all people of good will who help them to Merciful Jesus – all are very welcome to pray for them, for their families form which they are separated.
After much success with the 2018 pilot homeless project we are pleased to announce the return of the Caritas ‘Open Church Project in Southsea.
We will be working alongside seven Christian churches from several denominations to provide a hot meal, friendship and bed for one night a week for the homeless during the coldest winter period from the 7th January – 3rd March. St Swithun’s Church in Waverley Road, Southsea will be hosting the Monday evening with support from Caritas. If you are interested in joining the volunteer team for next year and are able to assist as a volunteer for an evening, overnight or morning shift.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Lisa Butler, (Caritas Open Church – Co-coordinator, St Swithun’s) firstname.lastname@example.org or What’s App 07444714835.
Training will be provided and DBS clearance required (supplied by Diocese).
As we are not willing to just stand by and do nothing, come along and be part of this project to open our church doors this winter to rough sleepers on our streets. Many Blessings –
Lisa Butler email@example.com