How it used to work?

This page is now archive since we closed in 2020 but are reopening in 2024.

Seven Churches Model

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

The project ran from 2015 to 2020

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 more.
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 January through
to the end of March in the second or third year. 

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

Our 2020 venues were.

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”