Jesus: The Original Homeless Man

1st July 2010
The facts About 504 people sleep outside every night. 380,000 ‘hidden homeless’ sleep in squats, hostels, on friends’ floors and in B&Bs. About 90% of rough sleepers are male. 86% of young homeless people are forced to leave home. 85% of homeless people have had paid employment. Nearly one in 50 suffers from TB. 81% […]

Ministry to every part

25th September 2004
OPENING Jesus Centres is the riskiest faith venture we’ve ever undertaken. But faith says “God is in this – He wants it. If we all have faith in our hearts He will live in the Jesus Centres and He will bless them!” We are weak people building the kingdom of light in a place of […]

Second birthday for Coventry Jesus Centre

17th May 2004
I WORK as a volunteer team leader at “The Bridge” (the Coventry Jesus Centre’s drop-in), where we see between 35 to 70 people a day. Probably a quarter of these are homeless and over half are “vulnerably housed” – sleeping on a friend’s sofa or in temporary accommodation. I come from a stable family, brought […]

Small centre, big adventure

10th May 2002
HAVING completed our first year since opening on April 30 2002 we have first of all met a lot of people! Almost exactly 1000 of the 'poor' of Coventry came to the Bridge drop-in in the year, making 13,500 visits, enjoying 6900 subsidised breakfasts and using the shower, laundry, clothing store, computer, phone, information files […]