What we do

  • As followers of Jesus, our mission is to participate in God's mission - a mission of love to the world that is discovered afresh in each generation.

  • We seek to encourage the members of the Church to develop an awareness of the various aspects of mission - by informing, motivating and challenging people to think about and participate in it.

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Open to All

As The Whitechapel Mission cares for an increasing number of our most vulnerable guests during the corona-virus (COVID-19) emergency, we remain committed to the health, safety and well-being of all. Our guests who are experiencing homelessness don’t have the option to “stay at home” to avoid risk to themselves or others — so we are reliant on friends like you who choose to give generously.

We are closely monitoring the corona-virus (COVID-19), as well as pro-actively seeking and following the latest guidance from the Government and other community partners. And we are thankful for our supporters who help make it possible to continue our work.

We continue to offer our essential services (more than 75,000 free meals served during the pandemic). Our response balances the consideration that our guests are highly vulnerable to many challenges. Organizations like ours have a duty to care and not prematurely suspend potentially life-saving services. We are seeing new faces, with new worries — people who are desperately in need of the food, shelter, advice and hope offered at The Whitechapel Mission. People in need continue to be welcomed at our Whitechapel Centre.

A huge number of people have been found hotel accommodation during this pandemic, but sadly, there are still people on our streets. We remain open and serving

How can you get involved during this challenging time?

Support financially — Your gift will help us serve our vulnerable guests. Your generosity can help us with unexpected costs of supplies as we package lunches to-go, cook far more breakfasts and clean our shelter.

Volunteer — We ask everyone to follow the latest guidelines from city and government, and remain home as much as possible. We will re-start our volunteering programme as soon as possible

Send needed supplies — See details of specific supplies needed at our-needs. We ask everyone to follow the latest guidelines from city and government, and "stay-at-home” to avoid risk to yourself, our staff and others.

Spread the word — Remind others how vulnerable those without a home are in this crisis — and the ways The Whitechapel Mission is responding. Share our @whitechapelmission social media posts - links below. Like us on Facebook

The Mission remains Open and Serving

All Change at Whitechapel

challengeDeacon Terry Street

Terry joined the team in September 2019

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All public church services at Whitechapel Mission are currently suspended


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challengeEnglish councils accused of hiding scale of homelessness crisis

Critics point out change of compiling method led to decrease in total count of rough sleepers

The Guardian - 25-02-2019