Anglican Catholic Church

£110 raised for Charity

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St Augustine's Church, before the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve

St Augustine's Church, before the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve


The Church of St Augustine, Best Lane, Canterbury held a Carol Service on the above day. Although attendence was small (only 12 people including 3 children)the retiring collection raised £50 for the Scrine Foundation. This figure was addded to by the Bishop from his discretionary fund and the total donated was £110.

The Scrine Foundation operates Canterbury Open Centre, which provides day services for homeless people, vulnerably housed people and people in danger of becoming homeless aged 18 to 65 years old. During the day people can access the centre for a cafeteria service, a shower and use of the washing machines in the laundry room.

The centre also has a night shelter which can be accessed directly, so there is no need for a referral from another organisation. It provides overnight accommodation, food and a range of services for up to 21 people.

Their informed and friendly staff provide information, advice and a range of support services. They carry out assessments to find out more about service users' needs and put together a plan to work out how to meet them. Our in-house services work closely together to ensure that their service users progress towards the ultimate goal of independent living.