Robes Project

For the last few years Copleston has taken part in the Robes Project providing people who are homeless with accommodation over the Winter months, and supporting hem in the process of obtaining more permanent accommodation.

In the normal course of things, in November 2021, we would have been welcoming 20 people every Sunday night, setting up camp beds in the hall, cooking an evening meal, then eating together and socialising and playing board games until “lights out”. Each Monday morning  we would prepare a cooked breakfast when the Robes Advice Workers would join us to help the guests with their search for somewhere to live, and then we would clear away until the next week, and the guests would move on to the next church in the circuit.

The Covid-19 pandemic obviously rendered it unsafe to operate in this way, and Robes instead negotiated an agreement with LB Southwark to find hotel accommodation for up to 35 people, and provide support in the usual way towards finding them a proper home.

Last Winter, Copleston supported Robes by preparing, cooking, and delivering an evening meal every Sunday between 23rd January - 31st March 2022. Huge thanks to all the team who helped support local people who were homeless. For more information, please contact