The Sunday Centre is a not-for profit organisation which serves the homeless and vulnerable in Sheffield City Centre. On Sundays, there is a particular need for a safe, warm refuge available to all as many of the other relief organisations working in Sheffield close on this day. Our main aim is to provide hot food and drinks, yet we also offer our guests a genuine welcome and the chance to socialise with others as they wish. The sessions are run in Victoria Hall Methodist Church, using the entrance on George Street for access (see “Our Location” for a map and directions). We open the doors at 1:30pm, from which time we run a tea/coffee/soup bar. Guests also have access to books, board games, snooker, and table football.
At 2pm a two-course hot lunch (prepared on site by our volunteer kitchen team) is served. After the meal we revert to serving tea/coffee and soup.
Many of our guests sleep rough or are in insecure accommodation, yet we also seek to serve those affected by poverty, alcohol additions, mental health issues or social exclusion. Our guests and volunteers encompass a broad range of races, faiths and cultures and we strive to make everyone welcome, regardless of their background or circumstances. We are also able to help guests access information about other services that may benefit them (e.g. medical, housing and substance misuse services).
Our sessions are run entirely by volunteers and we are always glad to hear from anyone seeking to become involved with the project (see the page “Volunteer with Us” for more). We rely entirely on donations to support our work; to find out how you can donate to us, please visit the page “Other ways to support us”.
Our Logo: The figures show our volunteers working hand in hand to serve the community of Sheffield. The shadows represent our guests, living in the shadow of society.