Ecumenical Service for Poverty and Homelessness Week

The Church of the Holy Family
20 Eastern Drive S2 3WP
26 January @ 2.30 pm

Poverty & Homelessness Action Week has been running each year since 2008. It brings together two special Sundays which have been marked in UK churches for many years: Homelessness Sunday and Poverty Action Sunday.

Action Week is jointly organised by Church Action on Poverty, Housing Justice and Scottish Churches Housing Action. It is sponsored and supported by many other organisations.

Action Week 2014: Standing alongside people in crisis

This year the inspiration is from Proverbs: “Speak up for the rights of all who are destitute”.
There are people who are destitute in today’s Britain. The phenomenal growth of food banks ,in Sheffield as  elsewhere,  is an indicator. Low wages, zero-hours contracts, outrageous interest charges by doorstep lenders, benefits cuts, benefits delays, ‘sanctions’ on job-seekers – all these and more contribute to a Britain where many are locked out of what the rest take for granted. And there are plenty who are not destitute, but teetering on the edge. “Just two pay-packets away from homelessness” is how many feel.

So Church Action on Poverty calls on churches across the UK to stand alongside people in crisis to give, act and pray during Poverty and Homelessness Week 2014.

Download a poster here