pilgrimThe Bracknell Night Shelter for 2016/2017

This project provided shelter, bed and food each night to the homeless starting on 5 January 2016 and ran until the end of February 2016.

Last year provided for 40 homeless people. It Provided a secure and welcoming warm shelter, a sleeping bag and food each night to those homeless who have an admission ticket.

This year it started on the 2 December.
The shelters are open 7.30pm to 8.30am till 31 March 2017

Guests must register at the the Drop In, New Hope, Bracknell Forest Housing, the Kerith, Bracknell Forest Borough Council Housing Dept, or the Citizens Advice Bureaux, and present themselves at the church hosting that night at the opening time with an admission ticket.

Information Leaflet:

Sunday nights at St Joseph’s in Bracknell
Monday nights at  the Holy Trinity in Bracknell
Tuesday nights at St Mark’s in Binfield
Wednesday nights at  the Easthampstead Baptist Church
Thursday nights at Newbold College in Binfield
Friday nights at St Michael’s in Easthampstead
Saturday nights at the Methodist Church in Priestwood

If you would like to volunteer as a helper at the Night Shelter then please click here:
http://www.pilgrimhearts.org.uk/home.html

O God there is the persistent call to feed the hungry and find shelter for the homeless.  Stir our hearts to move more deeply in our efforts to help.  We feel comfortable living beyond our needs when others do not have their basic needs met.  Help us not to just pay lip service to this call but to take what action we can.  Keep our hearts in tune to hear the cry of the hungry and the homeless.  Amen.

Each church appoints a coordinator who heads up a team of volunteers who operate in three shifts. The first group to welcome, book in and serve an evening meal, the second to remain whilst the guests sleep, (and could sleep themselves), the third group prepares breakfast and closes down after breakfast when the guests have left.
A Warden is present each night.

Food and Money Donations

Many thanks for the kind donations already received. As this is a 2 month project we would appreciate your continued support and ask you would consider donating a few pounds to pay for a meal. We could also use tinned food for puddings like fruit, rice pudding or sponge pudding. Also some cartons of readymade custard. Biscuits and cuppa soups, UHT milk are also useful. A collection point is at the back of Holy Trinity church.  Please keep this project in your prayers.

A poster that may be used:
2016-2017-shelter
Click Here:
http://btm.website/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2016-2017-Shelter.jpg
Download:
http://btm.website/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2016-2017-NIGHT-SHELTER-POSTER.doc

For more information see the Pilgrim Hearts Website at:
http://www.pilgrimhearts.org.uk/home.html