The Beacon

St Johns with St Marys ministry to the homeless and the disadvantaged

What is the Beacon?

The Beacon is a project which supports homeless people in Mansfield. It started life several years ago offering teas, coffee and beans on toast at the back of the Church to several young homeless people, but it is now based in the old Church Hall on Wood Street.

The Beacon provides a range of services to homeless people. Most basically, we are open four lunchtimes a week providing free food. On Tuesday we provide toast and tea/coffee and on Wednesday and Friday a hot meal with pudding.

We also have facilities for washing clothes, offer showers, provide access to a Nurse from a local surgery, offer food parcels and provide clothing and sleeping bags.

If you are homeless and need help, feel free to pop in when we’re open, Tuesday 12-2, Wednesday 12-1.30, and Friday 12-1.30.

Funding is provided through donations from churches, schools, organisations and from individuals.

If you would like to support the work of the Beacon, call 07943 630952 or you can give online here

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