Winter Night Shelter

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The Eastbourne Winter Night Shelter is provided by several Eastbourne churches cooperating together and offers supervised overnight accommodation to homeless and vulnerable people who would otherwise be rough sleeping during the extreme winter months (December – February inclusive), on the streets of Eastbourne.


A registration system operates so that guests are referred from FatFleshed Ministries or the Matthew 25 Mission drop in centre to the Salvation Army who will look after the referral master list. It is not practicable to accept people who just turn up unannounced.

What kind of shelter?

We aim to provide a warm, safe and friendly environment between the hours of 7.00pm (doors open) and 8.00am (guests depart) This encompasses mealtimes at evening and breakfast and a period of interacting with the guests during the evening. We engage in a variety of activities, including games, DVDs, quizzes, singing and discussions. You may have a suggestion/idea to offer here… That’s the basic idea. View the other pages from the menu to find out how you and your church can be a part of this ministry of compassion.

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