Datchet Church is part of the Slough Run And SHOCK Homeless Project. Every winter, from the beginning of January to the end of March, seven local churches open their doors on a rota basis, one night a week church. The purpose is to offer food, shelter and friendship. Guests are assessed by the SHOCK Team before being sent to the Shelter for that night, and training and support for volunteers is provided.
Here in Datchet, the night shelter is
run every Friday night A tea of volunteers operate on a rota basis from people willing to cook hot food , sit and talk with the guests or help with preparing for and/or cleaning the Church Community Centre rooms afterwards . Volunteers come form both church and the village and this is one of the biggest collaborations we have facilitated. Our part in the Nigh Shelter Project is run entirely by volunteers from St Marys and the village.