Finding Home: Christian responses to homelessness

Date

Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Venue

St Mark's Church
337 Kennington Park Road
London
SE11 4PW

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Area of concern

Homelessness.

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SE11 4PW

Space for parishes across the Dioceses of London & Southwark to come together to reflect on Christian responses to homelessness

You are warmly invited to this face-to-face event at St Mark’s Church, Kennington.

This half day event provides an opportunity for church communities and chaplaincies across the Dioceses of London & Southwark to come together to:

  • Hear about and discuss responses to the recent increase in refugee homelessness, with a particular focus on ‘move on’ support
  • Hear about and reflect on the ways in which Christian faith shapes provision for those who experience homelessness
  • Have the opportunity to network over coffee and lunch with others supporting those experiencing homelessness in our church communities

This event will be hosted by the Diocese of London’s Compassionate Communities Team and the Diocese of Southwark’s Together Southwark.

Please find the provisional agenda below and more speakers will be announced nearer the time.

There is no charge for this event, and EVERYONE is welcome.

This event may be particularly relevant for individuals, church communities and organisations in London and East Surrey supporting, or looking to support, those who experience homelessness.

Provisional Agenda:

9.45 onwards: Arrivals and registration, tea & coffee served

10.00: Welcomes

10.05: Session 1, Led individual Spiritual Reflection

10.30: Session 2, Responding to refugee homelessness - ‘move on’ successes and challenges

  • Speaker input followed by group discussion

11.30: Coffee Break

12.00: Session 3, Christian faith and homelessness support - reflections on how Christian faith shapes provision

  • Interview panel followed by the option of individual reflection or group discussion

13.00: Lunch (will be provided)

14.00: Close

Confirmed Speakers so far:

  • Housing Justice - Refugee Hosting and Lodging Schemes
  • Naomi Johns - This Is GrowTH
  • Zach Gain and Naiha Masih - Kings Cross Church, KXC
  • Emma Lowth - Christ Church Gipsy Hill
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