The circuit supports the ecumenically run Southend Winter Night Shelter which functions within 7 Southend churches from late November to the end of March annually.
Each church offers food, an evening meal, breakfast and clean clothing and bathing opportunities for rough sleepers for one night each week — working in consultation with HARP (local homeless charity) and Southend Borough Council. The shelter is open every Saturday evening at UMC's Whittingham Avenue site during the season and is staffed by four multi-church volunteer teams (each taking one evening per month), together with a regular Centre Manager and a deputy manager.
Click to watch a video of the Winter Night Shelter run by Southend Churches.
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