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Hope Into Action
Christian homeless charity's annual conference

Christian charity Hope Into Action are holding their annual conference on March 31 in Peterborough. A group will be going from Norwich and they invite those interested in how churches can help house the homeless to join them.

Hope Into Action helps churches to support vulnerable people in their communities. The conference is a day of informative talks, interactive seminars, networking, inspirational testimonies and tenant awards. Talks and seminars will address many aspects of churches housing the homeless and refugees.

Tickets are available to anyone interested (interested church leaders can come for free and up to five free tickets are available to partner churches)
There will be a group going from Norwich so if people would like to car share, please get in touch with the Norwich office on 01603 927271 or

Norwich co-ordinator Kate Doran-Smith said, “We continue to see great growth and blessing on the Norwich branch of Hope Into Action. We are currently in the process of opening our seventh house and hope to purchase another two properties this year.”
“Our prayer is that we will also branch out to the wider Norfolk and Suffolk areas in the future and partner with even more church congregations to tackle poverty and homelessness on a local level.”
In Norfolk, Hope Into Action has given over 55 previously homeless men, women and children a fresh start and enabled local churches to get involved in the lives of some of society’s most marginalised people.

Kate said, “The conference is always one of the highlights of our year, not just because it is a chance for us all to come together, but because the quality of the speakers attending. We hope to see you there!"


  • Rev’d Jon Canessa – Priest to the homeless
  • Major Anne Read – Director of Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery for The Salvation Army
  • Josephine Knowles – Founder of Beyond The Streets, the organisation looking to end sexual exploitation.
  • Steve Clifford – General Director of the Evangelical Alliance.
  • Jonathan Aitken – Former Cabinet Minister, author and prison reformer.
  • Rev’d Paul Cowley MBE – Leads Caring for Ex Offenders and supports prison work across the world.

Conference details

Venue: Salvation Army Church, 1203 Bourges Blvd, Peterborough PE1 2AU
Date: 31 March from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Pricing: £30 Click here to book 
Light refreshments will be served throughout the day as well as a buffet lunch.

Pictured: Last year's Hope Into Action conference

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