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
NOW WE ARE SEVEN !: -
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 &