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Homelessness @ Harvest
1st October 2012
 


 
  

This is an urban congregation, and there are none of us that “plough the fields and scatter”, so this year we focused our Harvest energies on the needs of those who are less fortunate in our Town, especially the Homeless.

On Saturday (29th September) the Parish Priest Fr David McConkey invited a number of the agencies working with the Homeless in Northampton to set up their stalls on the Portico of the Church, to increase awareness of the problem here in Northampton. With an estimated 2000 people homeless – not just those “on the street”, but those who are “sofa surfing” and sleeping in cars and offices – the problem is much larger than people realise. A number of the agencies also brought with them some of the products that are made or refurbished, in projects that help lift people from homelessness into employment and into home.

     
 

Sunday (30th September) saw a member of the Hope Centre coming to speak to the congregation – nearly two hundred were present in Church this morning, including over 60 of our young musicians – instead of our usual Sermon. A most moving account was given of the work of the Centre, and after the service, a group of forty people processed through the centre of Northampton – as an act of Witness – to the Hope Centre, where lunch was served and where we could see first-hand the facilities and programme of activities. Through the generosity of members of the congregation in tinned goods, and in the money raised for the lunch, nearly £1000 worth of benefit was brought to the centre; more importantly perhaps, was the increase in awareness that the weekend brought. The congregation re-assembled that evening to hear the Roman Catholic Bishop of Northampton preach on his work

with the homeless, as a Patron of the Hope Centre and through his own personal experience.
 

 

This first step in building our relationships with the agencies supporting the Homelessness in Northampton will be continued with a project involving Hope Enterprises, which trains the Hope Centre clients in Portable Appliance Testing (PAT), and in Catering.

You can read the full report from the Chronicle and Echo here.

 

 



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