Ministry to the Homeless
At St Wilfird’s we have two projects to provide practical support to Preston’s homeless men and women.
Our Tuesday Drop In is provided every Tuesday evening from 6.15 pm to 7.15 pm in St Wilfrid's Parish Centre in partnership with LuvPreston. During the pandemic we’ve had to provide this only from a window on Chapel St. At the drop in we provide a free hot meal, cakes, and a hot drink. We also make sleeping bags, socks, gloves, toiletries and warm clothing available for those sleeping rough or who have poorly heated accommodation.
Our Wednesday Drop In is run by Metanoia Project which they host in the Narthex of the Church from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm. This is a weekly drop in where clothes, shoes, sleeping bags and toiletries are provided to anyone in need.
Metanoia Project volunteers also spend time listening and chatting over a hot drink with those who attend. During the pandemic this is more limited as people cannot come and sit in the Narthex so are served from the church doors in the courtyard.