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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Oxford bookshop to become centre for the homeless | Oxford Mail

A former Christian bookshop in east Oxford is to become a centre for the homeless. 

Photo: St Andrew’s Bookshop
For decades St Andrew’s Bookshop on the corner of St Clement’s and Boulter Street spread the gospel but it closed last year during the coronavirus pandemic. Now the ground-floor shop area is being converted into a day centre for rough sleepers and others experiencing problems with homelessness...

Rev Gurr said the new base would work closely with homelessness agencies in the city and would get referrals from them.

She added: “It’s not a drop-in centre but it will be somewhere people can go for a coffee and a shower and there will be computers people can use.

“Initially it will run three days a week including one day over the weekend and there will be a high ratio of volunteers to guests...

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Source: Oxford Mail