Glass Door homeless shelter
For over ten years, Barnes Methodist Church has been delighted to support the wonderful work done by the Glass Door Homeless Charity and their Night Shelter scheme.
This year their members will be coming to our church every Saturday evening for a warm meal and accommodation. This will start on 11th November and continue through until March 2024. Registration for homeless people wanting to come is essential and can only be done through Glass Door in advance. Please see their website for more info or call 020 7351 4948.
What exactly is a night shelter?
During the winter, we open up the church every Saturday night to be used as an overnight shelter for those sleeping rough. Each week around 30 guests are given a warm meal, a place to sleep and breakfast in the morning by teams of volunteers. If you would like to get involved, please see details of how you can help here.
Glass Door is London's largest open-access network of emergency winter shelters and support services for men and women affected by homelessness. Working in partnership with churches across West and South West London, like Barnes Methodist, Glass Door is able to provide winter accommodation for up to 130 individuals every night of the week.
Glass Door also work with Chelsea Methodist Church, Ace of Clubs, HTB Shelter and the Vineyard Community Centre to provide daytime drop-in centres. Here, guests can find services such as lunch, laundry, showers, and advice via a Glass Door caseworker. In this way, the charity aims to save lives not only by providing refuge from the cold, but also be helping guests build a more stable future. Please consider supporting, Glass Door's vital work in our city, by donating here.