“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
Matthew 25 : 35
Welcome to Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter
Our shelter season normally runs from 25 November to 31 March
It is uncertain what the next steps for church winter shelters will be. During lockdown, homeless people are being offered hotel accommodation and help from government and local authorities. Our model of a group of people sharing meals and sleeping in a church or hall will not be possible until there is an effective vaccine. Please pray for wisdom for all involved in planning a way forward.
We provide emergency dormitory style accommodation for up to 14 guests from those who are sleeping on the streets, are at immediate risk of rough sleeping locally and the ‘hidden homeless’. Our shelter is open during the winter months (from late November to the end of March). Watch our 3-minute video on this page, or look at the longer version for a more in-depth view of a night in the shelter.
On each night of the week, whilst the shelter is open, a different church opens its doors to our guests, providing a hot meal, somewhere to sleep, breakfast and above all else, companionship and friendship. On average, guests stay with us for about 4 weeks before moving on – hopefully to more permanent housing.
It is an opportunity for us all to learn from each other, and also to meet with Christ himself. Jesus said, ‘Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25 v 40).
Please check our Facebook page for any donation items needed.