Upcoming Services

Thanksgiving Service - 17th November 2019

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Our annual Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the work of the Mission on Sunday 17th November, 2019 at 3pm, with a high tea served afterwards.

Our preacher this year is Rev Dr Barbara Glasson.

We aim once again to celebrate and give thanks to God for the work we have been able to do over the last year in helping homeless and deprived people in London, and to share some current stories of our work. So, if you were able to come last year it will be the same, but different. If you were unable to come last year this is another opportunity to learn at first hand more about the Mission’s work. In either case this will be a special opportunity to join with us in giving thanks for the service Whitechapel Mission is able to provide to the homeless across London.

Owing to limited space this event is by invite only. Click here if you wish to attend.

xxth January 2020

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Every day we provide warmth and shelter, serve hot drinks and breakfast, and offer a genuine welcome for all those who need it on that morning. We know that as a Methodist mission, this is a key part of our daily worship. Come and share with us as we offer the opportunity for our members, trustees, supporters, friends and volunteers to take part in our Morning Service on Sunday xxth January, 2020.

There will be an opportunity to share in our Morning Service through: helping to serve hot drinks; preparing and serving breakfast; helping to sort and prepare clothing; meeting to share reflections and listen to one another on the challenge of loving as part of Whitechapel Mission. Be prepared to be both inspired and challenged by an act of worship that that places an act of love at the heart of all we do.

Sharing food is at the heart of our worship, and as part of our Morning Service we will share in Holy Communion.

It will mean an earlier start than usual, but we know that you will experience a Morning Service that not only hears the Word of God but lives out the Word of God.

On this occasion it is vital that we know whether you will be able to join us, as you will understand that we cannot let the people we serve down. Please confirm you will be able to join at info@whitechapel.church or call 03000 111 400

Please call 03000 111 400 or e-mail info@whitechapel.church for further information.

Our Impact in 2018

  • Over 4,600 volunteers, offering over 24.800 hours of their time.

  • New figures reveal that 4,134 people were found sleeping rough on any given night in England in 2017, an increase of 32% on the previous year.

  • Figures reveal that 8,096 people were found sleeping rough on any given night in London in 2017, an increase of 7% on the previous year.

  • Rough sleeping in England has now increased by 169% since 2010

  • 24% of rough sleepers have been on the streets for 2 years or more.

  • 101,835 breakfasts served during this year, an average of 279 a day.

  • 5,412 different people used our services during this year.

  • 2,917 people used our advice services during the past year. 296 were women.

  • 18% of people using our services are under 26 years of age.

  • 28 people use the Whitechapel Mission's address to receive their post.

  • 36 people were helped to find employment

  • 41 were referred to drug or alcohol programmes.

  • 198 people received help in claiming benefits.

  • 32% of people using our services have been in care at some point.

  • 15% of people supported by the Whitechapel Mission have been in the armed services.

  • 79 people found permanent accomodation, either a flat or apartment. 258 people found a hostel during this year.

  • 12 birth certificates purchased during this year.

  • 27 people came to us without any form of ID at all.

  • 23,800 showers during this year.

  • 38% of people using our services have been in prison.

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Fundraising

  • Three Peaks Challenge - The Peaky Drivers - raised 1475.00

    Georgiana Oana, Angie Berry, Samantha Butler, Jade Aymer, Katie Cooney, Mark Gale, Joseph Palmer, Daniel Rendall and Richard Baker.

    We are all train drivers from the London Overground depot at New Cross Gate who are going to attempt to climb the highest mountains of England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours to raise money for the Whitechapel Mission. We will climb each peak in turn, and will then drive from the foot of one mountain to the next.

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  • Good Giving

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    A gift that makes a real difference.

    Looking for the perfect present? Don’t know what to buy?

    How about a gift that can help change the life of a homeless person?

    Whatever your budget and whoever you’d like to buy for, there’s a full range for you choose from. And to recognise your donation we’ll send a gift certificate in the name of your friend, relative or loved one for them to open on their special day.

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  • pennies from heaven

    pennies from heaven Net pay rounded down to the nearest pound with the pennies donated to charity. Earn £850.34 then 34p to charity

    Individuals sign up once and from then on every salary is rounded down to the nearest pound with the pennies donated to charity. If net pay was £850.34 then 34p would be donated. Donation is between 0-99p.

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  • UK mountain charity challenges

    Mountain Challenge Help raise money and awareness whilst tackling a mountain challenge

    ExpedAdventure organise and run bespoke UK mountain charity challenges and International treks. ExpedAdventure organise all the challenge logistics so you can focus on getting fit and raising awareness and funds for your charity.

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