Six pupils accompanied the Chaplain on Saturday afternoon on an eye-opening visit of the Open House Project at the Quaker Meeting House, just off Rochester High Street.
The Open House Project is a Community project for homeless and vulnerable people. The Project is open to guests between 2pm and 4pm every Saturday and for longer periods over Christmas and provides a warm place for people in need. They offer visitors food and hot drinks and give them care-packages when they leave. The students took our Harvest donations along and spent some time interacting with the visitors. They were all moved by what they saw, especially given the cold weather and the fact that those visiting were living on the streets. Our hope is that this visit might lead to a more permanent connection with King's. The Project is run by volunteers and is always in need of more to join the rota. Anyone over the age of 18 who is interested should contact the Chaplain for more information.