Over the last couple of years, we’ve all been noticing increased numbers of men and women sleeping rough on the streets of our city. Many of us have been wondering how we can best help our brothers and sisters in need. This is something that the different churches in Chichester are now working on together, co-ordinating our plans and sharing our resources.
As part of these joint efforts, from the start of 2019, we’ll have been serving free hot meals every Friday here at St George’s for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
This is about more than providing a nutritious meal to those in need. So often people who sleep rough will say that one of the worst aspects of life on the streets is the dehumanizing effect of being ignored by those who pass by. So what we hope to offer is simple human kindness, Christian hospitality and a warm welcome.