Every year churches across the UK mark the last week of January as Poverty and Homelessness action week.  The national event is

    • Organised by: Church Action on Poverty HousingJustice

and there are some excellent prayer, worship and study resources available for your church on the website at



In Preston this year Central Methodist Church is taking the lead and is being supported in this by PCAN (Preston Christian Action Network), Methodist Action, and the Preston Homeless Forum.


The main events planned at Central Methodist Church are.


Sunday January 29th 4pm  Special Service for Homelessness Sunday. ; “    Breaking Barriers”   All Welcome:


Tuesday January 31st 10am 2pm – Market Place… Groups working with homeless People in Preston will be present with displays and information stands about their work.  All organisations who are members of the Homeles Forum are invited to be present and bring a display of their work. Please contact Rev Sue Griffiths to make arrangements. Preston Central Methodist Church, Lune Street, Preston, PR1 2NL

(01772) 556371 Church Office            (01772) 774285 Minister


Thursday February 2nd    Day of Prayer for people experiencing homelessness and poverty. The church will be open from 10am – 4.30pm with resources available to help people to pray. All people of faith, other churches and faith communities are encouraged to mark the day in their own prayers.. and to follow the online prayer calendar throughout the week



And Finally





     Friday 3rd February 2012 – Saturday 4th February 2012


To held at Central Methodist Church, Lune Street, Preston


As part of the City’s events to promote Homelessness and Poverty Week 2012, a sleep–out event has been organized so as to:


  1. To raise money for local projects providing shelter and support to homeless people.
  2. To increase public awareness of the difficulties and barriers facing homeless people in Preston.


As the space at Lune Street is limited, the numbers of ‘sleepers’ has been restricted to a maximum of 12 and enough volunteers have already registered.. Most of the places are already taken but there is an opportunity to sponsor the sleepers or make donations directly;  Please contact Geoff Tyson at for additional information and sponsorship form. Alternatively, Geoff can be contacted on 07940 473 997


Sponsorship monies should be sent as soon as possible to:


Preston Big Sleep Out c/o Methodist Action, (North West) Ltd

Fulwood Methodist Church, Crossroads Centre

Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 8EA


Cheques should be made payable to Preston Big Sleep Out Account


IF you are a tax payer and want to Gift Aid your donation please say so and include your name and address:

IF you prefer you can make a donation online through Pay Pal at  Please specify Preston Big Sleep Out Account