Screaming in a field, homeless and alone, having his food stolen seemed the last straw to Darren.
Like many homeless people, relationship breakdown was the start of the downward spiral. After his marriage broke up, “I was an emotional wreck”, he says. Suffering from depression he just gave up. He lost benefits because he stopped signing on[...]
During September 2018 Coventry Jesus Centre welcomed our 17,000th different visitor in 16 years. No wonder we can't quite remember them all!
The Bridge Drop-in for homeless and disadvantaged people continues to be busy with over 50 people per session. So many of our visitors really appreciate the chance to get warm, get a shower and clo[...]
Darren Bird is our new Volunteer Co-ordinator whilst Miki Pandele is on maternity leave. Here he gives his thoughts on what volunteering means to him.
Carole: Hello Darren. How long have you been volunteering here? Darren: Since February 2017. I came from the Job Centre. They said that the Jesus Centre was looking [...]
Last Saturday, a party of our Jesus Centre students went on a trip to Oxford.
How many today? One, two , three …. twenty one, yes, twenty two in all. Standing outside the Jesus Centre, we pile on two minibuses, all thanks to YWAM’s DTS Crossroads team who have been staying in Coventry for a month and have o[...]
Volunteer Julia helps in the Jesus Centre kitchen one morning a week serving visitors with beans on toast and constantly replenishing the milk, squash, tea bags, coffee, sugar, bread and fruit, plus doing loads of washing up. She talks about what made her start volunteering.
“I heard about the need for voluntee[...]
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