King’s Lynn Winter Night Shelter

Published on: 6 September 2021

Established in 2017 by King’s Lynn Churches Together, the Winter Night Shelter has risen brilliantly to the challenges brought by Covid.

After a summer of fundraising and maintenance, the doors of St John’s House will once again open in October to those who, for a multitude of often complex reasons, have nowhere to call home – other than a doorway, a park bench, a sodden tent in the woods.

This spacious former vicarage makes social distance possible and ensures that guests can be offered their own rooms. Nine will be available this winter but so too will loving doorstep counsel and signposting for those who cannot be accommodated.

Each desperate, vulnerable person arriving here is received ‘as Christ’. Shelter Co-ordinator, Lucy McKitterick, invites us to pray that the night shelter will witness to the value of every human life and that each guest will begin to know themselves beloved of God.

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