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“Giving shelter to the homeless of Gravesham”

Where are you sleeping

Gravesend is one of the poorer towns in Kent that has a sizable community of people who are homeless. Many are malnourished and in need of medical help, but are unsure of who to turn to. Much of this goes unseen, but becomes apparent at night as uncovered by members of the Street Pastors and Foodbank teams. Although there are local government and charitable organisations seeking to address this problem, the reality is that some will remain homeless over this coming winter.
Sanctuary is an initiative of City Praise Centre and Gravesend Methodist Church supported and endorsed by Churches Together in Gravesham, that provides a winter shelter in Gravesend Methodist Church where the homeless can sleep in a secure, warm place protected from the worst of the weather.

The shelter is open 3 days a week (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday) 6pm-9am during the months of December 2015 – March 2016, and offers:
  • Hot food and drinks
  • Emergency clothing
  • Washing and cleaning facilities
  • A place to experience community
  • A place to sleep
Where possible the shelter’s staff will provide practical assistance in linking the homeless with other charitable organisations that can help with accommodation; with Social Services to obtain benefits, where to get help in finding work; and inviting them to be part of a larger community.

Get Involved

Sanctuary is a project of the local churches in Gravesend who care about the physical, mental and spiritual well being of the homeless in Gravesend.
It is run on similar lines to Street Pastors - select here to see more on the qualifications of volunteers.

If you would like to help us out, then get in contact using the following link:

Sanctuary Enquiry form

You will then be contacted by one of the team who will be pleased to discuss with you how you may get involved and answer any questions.


As with any project involving funds raised from the public, the project is run and managed according to a strict code of governance.  This can be downloaded by selecting the link below:

Download Sanctuary Govenance Document

Should you want to know anything not covered here, then do get in contact via the email:

Support us Financially:

If you would like to make a financial gift to Sanctuary, you can do so by writing a cheque made payable to 'CPC Sanctuary'  and sending it to:
c/o City Praise Centre
7-11 Lower Higham Road
Gravesend, Kent   DA12 2LY

Alternatively you can give directly (or make a regular standing order) using the details:

Account Name:  CPC Sanctuary
Account No.: 00028641
Sort Code: 40-52-40

If you are a UK tax payer and would like for us to claim Gift Aid for Sanctuary, then download the form from here, complete and send it back to us using the above address.