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We are a local charity in the Leigh on Sea area, of Southend on Sea in Essex, formed in 1990 by five local churches in response to the growing number of people finding themselves homeless in Southend and the surrounding areas. This group has now grown to six churches. After initial consultations with other groups working with the homeless, it was discovered that the provision for young people, who became homeless, through no fault of their own, was particularly deficient. After further research and prayerful consideration it was decided that the representatives would recommend to their churches that a joint community project should be started to address this need.

Serving the Homeless - Registered Charity No. 1018354 - is the result.

Serving the Homeless is an interdenominational community project representing the following six churches in the Leigh on Sea area: -

St Barnabas Anglican Church

St Margaret's Anglican Church

Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church

Highlands Methodist Church

New Road Methodist Church

St Clements Anglican Church


We are pleased to announce that St Michael & All Angels Church in Westcliff has committed itself to join with us. This was confirmed at our A.G.M.in April 2008.

our Patrons are

The Rt. Revd. Alan Williams (RC) Bishop of Brentwood.

The Rt. Revd. Steven Cottrell, Anglican Bishop of Chelmsford.

The Revd. Dr David M. Chapman, Chair of the Beds, Essex & Herts.
District of the Methodist Church.

St Barnabas

St Margaret's

Our Lady of Lourdes

Highlands Methodist

New Road Methodist

St Clements