Sunday, 30 June 2013

Ecumenical Action for the Homeless at St Anne's Brighton

On 27th September there will be a concert in aid of St. Anne’s Day Centre.  Fittingly for this excellent homelessness project this is a truly ecumenical event.  Organised by Heather Kearon of the parish of St. Thomas More, it will be held in the Anglican Church of St. Mary’s in Kemptown in Brighton.  Bishop Kieran and Bishop Mark Sowerby (Suffragan Bishop of Chichester) will be there and music will be provided by The Mandolins, St. Paul’s Catholic College and the Anglican Ardingly College.

St. Anne’s Day Centre was founded to help men and women who are underprivileged members of our community.  Central to their work is the homeless and those living in unsuitable, usually temporary accommodations.  Family breakdown, mental illness, poverty and social exclusion are all too familiary, as are the problems associated with addiction to drugs or alcohol.  The Centre offers a safe, friendly environment where our visitors are made to feel welcome and where they have the chance to socialise.  Hot meals and washing facilities are available, as is advice and signposting to outside agencies and other professional bodies.  St. Anne’s is a Christian based organisation, but they do not preach religion.  They draw their inspiration from Christ’s wonderful message of love.  They rely solely on the generosity of charitable donation.

Tickets are available from Lorraine Burrows at (telephone -01293 651163) at £5 each. 

If you would like to know more about the Concert or about the wonderful work of St. Anne’s please contact Sue O’Brien, Mission & Unity Adviser at DABCEC ( or telephone 01293 651162.

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