Webber Street is London City Mission’s day centre for homeless people near Waterloo Station. It welcomes up to 100 guests a day and is a refuge from life on the streets. It is a place where men and women can experience God’s love through the patient care of dedicated staff.
In the mornings we offer cooked breakfasts, tea and coffee, hot showers and clothing. In addition, we offer a range of other services, including access to a nurse, benefits advisor, a film club and more. But Webber Street is about more than food and replacing old clothes. We seek to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of guests, as well as the physical ones, to help restore some of the dignity that life on the streets has taken form them.
Damaged lives, alcohol and drug addiction, the threat of violence and literally no place to feel safe and secure.
The causes of homelessness are varied and complex, but the impact on people is tragically easy to understand. We believe passionately that people are created in the image of God and that everyone in this city needs to hear the good news of the gospel. Our team at Webber Street seek to meet the physical needs of the homeless with cooked breakfasts, cups of tea and coffee, hot showers and clothing. These are everyday things that most of us take for granted, but these simple acts of grace are transformative for the guests at Webber Street, restoring some of the dignity that life on the streets has taken from them. As one of our guests said, “Normally people look down on you but here, for three hours a day, I can forget I’m homeless.”
But Webber Street is about more than food and replacing old clothes. Our mission team offer friendship and support and seek to address the spiritual needs of our guests. Each day a member of the team shares the gospel leading to numerous spiritual conversations between team members and guests. One of London’s most challenging and inspiring ministries, Webber Street shares the gospel with one of this city’s most marginalised groups.