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Homelessness Sunday 2014 at St Martin-in-the-Fields

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Tuesday 14 January 2014

On Sunday 26 January St Martin-in-the-Fields marks Homelessness Sunday, reflecting on the increasing number of people who are homeless in our society and the struggles they face. In our evening service we are joined by Cardboard Citizens in their production GLASSHOUSE.

Homelessness Sunday is not only about others: it is also about us. In our 10.00am Eucharist, we will ask what the Gospel teaches us about poverty and the longing for home, and what transformation we are called to make. This year’s collection will be given to help fund the St Martin-in-the-Fields International Group which provides hospitality for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. The preacher will be Revd Richard Carter.

Then in our 6:30pm Evening Service, in place of our usual service we are proud to host GLASSHOUSE, an interactive theatre experience produced by Cardboard Citizens, a theatre company who work to change the lives of homeless and displaced people through theatre and performing arts. GLASSHOUSE is a story about family, love, and life on the streets.  It is a different kind of theatre, where audience members are allowed to enter the action and test out scenarios for positive change, as we share in the company’s learning and understanding of the issues faced by homeless people.  All are welcome to attend (both homeless and housed). Free.

Watch the trailer for GLASSHOUSE: