Whitechapel Mission: October 2019
At our harvest service on Sunday, October 13th, we once again supported London's homeless through gifts and donations for the work of Whitechapel Mission. Their website describes their work:
"The Whitechapel Mission has been serving the homeless and marginalised for 143 years — including a day centre, skills training and career advice, activity programmes and specialist support for complex needs. By encouraging each person to address the issues which caused their homelessness, we help them to gain the skills and confidence to make lasting changes in their lives.
We believe everyone deserves a chance, regardless of their background, race or religion. We are open every day of the year and expect to see as many as 300 homeless and vulnerable men and women each day. And we do this without public funding. We know that we can, and are, making a positive and lasting difference to the people who ask for our help."
For a gallery of Phil Richard's photographs of the service, click here and scroll down to Harvest 2019 — Phil Richards.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Richard reflects on aspects of this passage about the angelic visitor that Paul speaks of in Acts 12:1-18.Peter's Miraculous Escape From Prison1 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. 3 When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he...
Cornelius and the account of him in Acts 10:1-47, is Ken's topic today.Cornelius Calls for Peter1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. 2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. 3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly...
We have now passed the 250 mark of Thought For The Day (TFTD) videos produced by Richard and his ministerial and local preacher colleagues. They have all been scheduled to be available from 5am and the vast majority have been. However, recently, due to technical problems our website provides are working on, this has not been possible. So for the next few weeks, we will aim to ensure that if you...
Online from the manse
Online from the manse
Streamed funeral from church via this website