Week 4

In November, Refugee Officer Domenica Pecoraro spent a day with volunteers in Calais to try and understand the current situation facing migrants in the area. Plans to create a post in Calais to serve the needs of the local community, migrants and volunteers, have finally come to fruition, and full details of a joint post between the Dioceses of Canterbury, Europe, and the charity USPG, will be announced in the New Year. As Domenica discovered, the need in this area is still great, meaning the post is more vital than ever. Read more »

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Week 3: Kent Winter Night Shelters

Just last week the Christian charity, Housing Justice, described as ‘appalling’, new figures showing that the number of people having to use church and community night shelters had doubled in the past four years

As the Development Worker for Together Canterbury, Keith Berry is the key liaison between the Diocese and the church winter shelters in Kent. In this week’s Advent Justice Appeal blog, he writes about the lives changed by these shelters, and how donations from last year’s campaign have been used.

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