Enabling churches to address housing need

Hundreds of parishes across the Diocese respond to the issue of housing & homelessness, week in week out

Whether it’s Winter Night Shelters, soup kitchens, advice centres, or supporting those who find themselves homeless into stable longer term accommodation, churches play their part in London’s homelessness and housing issue. Churches have also been involved in innovative pilots around Community Land Trusts, building genuinely affordable homes for their local community.

We’re committed to supporting parishes as they serve this need, as well as looking at structural solutions to London’s housing crisis: seeking affordable, safe homes for all Londoners.

We know also that housing is linked to so many other social issues, so we’re linking our work to areas such as mental health, those seeking aslyum, and supporting people into work.

We are working in partnership with some brilliant partner organisations, with huge expertise and long experience of working to end homelessness across our city.

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Housing Commission

The Right Revd Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington is Deputy Chair of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community

You can read more about the Commissions’ work here

Bishop Graham and Malcom Brown have recently published a book based on the themes of the Commission

“Coming Home”- Christian perspectives on housing can be purchased here

Responding to Homelessness

Work around the Diocese to support those who find themselves homeless

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Winter Night Shelters

Information on our work to support the Winter Night Shelter Network across the Diocese

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London’s Housing Crisis

What we’re doing to help in responding to the wider issue of the need for decent affordable housing for Londoners

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Housing Justice

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Glass Door

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West London Mission

Mission Housing

Citizens UK

All People All Places

Hackney Churches Night Shelters


Hope Into Action

Green Pastures