The churches in Church at Castle are founder members of Cambridge Churches Homeless Project.
The churches and synagogue of Cambridge work together over the winter months to provide a roving night shelter for up to 15 men. We work closely with the other city agencies and aim to provide friendship and support to enable people to move from the streets into suitable accommodation.
The project’s strength is the wide group of volunteers who cook, chat and provide overnight cover, wash bedding and transport the equipment. We offer the space on our church hall floor on Wednesday nights from the beginning of December 2017 to the end of March 2018. Most of our volunteers are from Church at Castle. We welcome people of all faiths and none who want to volunteer and offer hot food, a safe space and companionship to people who would otherwise be sleeping on our streets.
If you would like to get involved, please contact Rev Alison Walker. You can find out more information and the dates of volunteer training sessions for the 2017-18 season from CCHP.
A prayer for CCHP
May God bless us with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that we may live deep within our hearts.
May God bless us with anger at injustice and exclusion so that we may bring hope, build community and seek reconcilation.
May God bless us with tears shed for those who feel lost to their addictions, compulsions and poor mental health so that we may reach out our hands to comfort them.
And may God bless us with enough foolishness to believe that we can make a difference in this world, so that we can do what others claim cannot be done, to bring justice and kindness to all we meet.