10 years of the London Jesus Centre

Time flies! We have now been running as a Centre for ten years, and we would love to celebrate with you.

Our doors first opened in June 2008, and since then we’ve had over 6,000 visitors coming through our doors: from those who use our drop-in services, to students coming for ESOL classes, volunteers or people hiring out our rooms for various events, we’ve met a real range of people from every walk of life.

We’ve seen many changes over the years – staff members, volunteers, different groups or services – but our core values have remained the same. We want to continue to be a place where every person is valued and where people find dignity restored to them. Recently, our monthly Community Feast and Solace events have been opportunities for the people who visit the Jesus Centre to find a place of real community and friendship. Here’s a quote from one of the attendees at Community Feast: “We were spoiled and treated like kings and I forgot that I was homeless!”

We want to continue to be a place where every person is valued and where people find dignity restored to them.

None of the work we do would be possible without all the support and donations we receive, so a big thank you to all who currently give to us. For us to be able to carry on meeting the needs of the homeless, refugees and asylum seekers in our local area, we would love to invite more of you to become regular donors. You can do this very easily here.

If you’ve been a friend or supporter of the London Jesus Centre over the last ten years, whether as a volunteer, donor, previous staff member, or even if you’ve used our services before, we would like to welcome you to our ten-year anniversary event on Saturday 10th November, here at the Centre. Tea, coffee and a buffet lunch will be provided, and there will be a chance to see old and new friends, as well as to hear about the work of the Centre, over the years and more recently. Let us know if you’re planning to come, and keep an eye on our website and social media pages for more updates.

 

Published 22nd October 2018 with tags: celebration donations volunteers

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