How does it work?

Seven Churches Model

This is a winter months only night shelter run by local churches and led by Faith Christian Group

In 2019 the scheme uses a rota of eleven local churches, each providing a team of volunteers for
one night per week each over a period of a month, two months or three months.
Most places have started by covering 4 weeks in January in the first year
then, finding that it is rewarding and possible, have gone on to cover December through
to the end of February in the second or third year.  We are currently serving Reading in our fifth year.

In previous years in Reading we have been able to cover January and February.  2019 we are set to cover January, February and March.

Isaiah 58 v 6 “to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter”