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Homeless Sunday


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Each year, churches and Christian ministries unite together to mark Homeless Sunday. This is something which has been going in excess of 15 years to enable Christians to pray for those in their own community who are homeless as well as to look at how they can commit to new practical action.

It also gives Christians the opportunity to voice their own concern to the scandal of homeless.   

Homeless Sunday 2017 takes place on Sunday 22nd January 2017 across England, Wales and Scotland.  

​In 2017, there will be a National service in London, at Methodist Central Hall, where the Rt Revd James Langstaff, Chair of Housing Justice and Bishop of Rochester will speak in the context of Holy Communion. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

This is a partnership between Housing Justice in England and Wales and the Scottish Church Action in Scotland. 

​Churches are able to receive a range of great resources from us, including Prayer Cards and Posters. 

Please contact the office to discuss what you might need. ​

You can download a poster and add your own church details. Please find A3 and A4 posters and a Homeless Sunday flyer here:

Homeless Sunday poster A4

Homeless Sunday poster A3

Homeless Sunday flyer

You can also download the following resources that provide a range of materials, ideas and suggestions to help you either add to your existing worship on Homeless Sunday or help you prepare a service specifically designed to focus on Homeless Sunday:

Introduction and planning

Powerpoint presentation

Children's activity

Key outline for Children's activity

Prayers, readings and hymns

Speaker and collection advice

Symbolic action

Complete guide 

And policy overviews for England, Wales and London can be downloaded here:

Policy overview - England

Policy overview - Wales

Policy overview - London 



On 24 January 2016, Churches, nationally, were able to

CONNECT with homeless people
CHALLENGE local politicians to act for change
COMMIT to act

THE DEDICATED WEBSITE holds the standard resources - worship resource, Powerpoint, prayer card.

HOMELESS SUNDAY SONG - On the extra resources page you will find a link to a video recording of the song we have produced for Homeless Sunday 2016 - On the Road Together. In addition to the song, also available are the lyrics, the score sheet, and an audio version of the song. 

Homeless Sunday reprises Homelessness Sunday, the only difference being a shortened name, as well as a dedicated website.  Homeless Sunday now takes place on the fourth Sunday of January, every year. 


Please note that 2014 saw the last edition of Poverty & Homelessness Action Week (a.k.a. PHAW), which incorporated Homelessness Sunday (now Homeless Sunday).

A great THANK YOU to all who contributed to and otherwise supported the campaign.

For a potted history of PHAW, visit the History page >>>










Prayer card 2017