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. 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 40 guests are given a warm meal, a place to sleep and breakfast in the morning by teams of volunteers.
Very sadly due to the current situation with Covid-19, they will not be operating their usual shelter at our church this winter. Instead they are using two hostel sites in Paddington (opens 16th November) and Victoria (opens 23rd November) where guests will have their own room.
They will also be offering a weekly evening dinner service in all their usual boroughs: Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Wandsworth and Richmond. We are delighted to be offering the Glass Door chefs use of our kitchen to help prepare these vital, nutritious hot meals. Registration for the dinner service is now open and the first evening meal will be on Monday 9th November. Please click here for more information and search under 'Get help'.
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.