Charity of the Month

Tackling Homelessness Together

Supporting the Diocese of London Homelessness Appeal:

‘‘The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

This year’s Lent Appeal was heralded by the launch of the Diocese of London Homelessness Appeal by Bishop Pete on 27th November, 2017. In his role as the Acting Bishop of London, Pete explained:

'Our Capital is faced with an immense challenge of homelessness. 8,000 people sleep rough in Greater London every year, double the recorded figure in 2010. Freezing conditions can prove fatal for anyone sleeping rough, and winter night shelters play a hugely important role in providing homeless people with a haven that is safe, warm and off the streets.

'Such is the scale of the challenge which London faces, that we are launching the Diocese of London Homelessness Appeal to focus on supporting and raising awareness of the vital work done by winter night shelters, many of which are hosted by our churches who often work in partnership with other organisations.'

The challenge we face may be Diocesan wide but it is very much a local issue which is why we are continuing our partnership with charities from across the Diocese to carry on Tackling Homelessness Together

Supporting the Diocese of London’s Homelessness Appeal can really can make a difference.  In the Willesden area, the Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter work at a local level, to provide night shelters and offer an immediate response to those experiencing homelessness in this most practical of ways, and we host them for six weeks on a Sunday night in St Mary’s Church hall.

Although many of these organisations will offer addition services to guests such as advocacy, advice and practical support, it is the safety and security of the night shelter, along with the love of Christ, support and acceptance shown by an army of volunteers, that is so often the catalyst to help those experiencing homelessness to move on and reintegrate into society. It is also telling that some of those who have experienced homelessness, and benefitted from the support given at a night shelter, return and volunteer to give ‘something back’ as a way of expressing their thanks for the help they received. 


Partner charity list


Supporting Organisation/Charity

Name of project



Hackney Doorways

Hackney Winter Nightshelter



Night Shelter


CARIS Islington

Islington Churches Cold Weather Shelter


The Pilion Trust

Cally Crash Pad


Shelter from the Storm

Emergency Night Shelter


All People, All Places

Haringey and Enfield Night Shelters



C4WS Winter Night Shelter


Together in Barnet

Night Shelter


Glass Door in Kensington

Night Shelters


The Shelter Project, Hounslow

The Shelter Project, Hounslow

Two Cities

West London Mission

Westminster Churches Winter Night Shelter


Glass Door in Two Cities area

Night Shelters



Winter Night Shelter



(Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter)

Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter


HOPE for Southall Street Homeless

HOPE for Southall Street Homeless Project


How to Give

You can either give funds directly to one of the clergy who will ensure that it is added to the amount we send or there will be a special collection on at least one Sunday in both churches.

Online donations can be made at

Cheques made out to the LONDON DIOCESAN FUND with Homelessness Appeal or Lent 2018 noted on the back. These can be sent to: 

Diocese of London Homelessness Appeal, London Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street, 

London SW1P 4AU

All money received by the London Diocesan Fund for the Homelessness Appeal will be split equally between the 15 partner charities supported by the Appeal towards their work providing Winter Night Shelters.

Further information about the appeal, posters and other resources is available on the Diocesan website:


Please support the Diocese of London Homelessness Appeal to continue

Tackling Homelessness Together 

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