The Crossings

The Crossings is the Waterside Churches' response to homeless issues in the area.  

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Whether you have housing worries; facing eviction, are sofa surfing or rough sleeping,  we are a welcoming place drop in to talk and help address your issues as best we can.

We offer three drop-in centres through the week:

  • Wednesdays 10am till 1pm (first and third of the month, by appointment)          at St John's Hall, Marchwood SO40 4AZ 1st and 3rd
  • Thursdays 10am till 1pm at Blackfield Baptist Church Hall SO45 1YA
  • Saturdays 10 am till 1 pm at Cornerstone Church, Hythe SO45 6BR.
We provide help with:

  • Assistance online in applying for benefits online including registering with NFDC's Homesearch Register.
  • Getting back into accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi and phone charging
  • Hot drinks and snacks are available.


Launched in April 2022.  Going out beyond our drop-in centres, the purpose of this initiative is to support recently housed individuals adjusting to their new circumstances and to help them make a success of their next steps.  This may be in practical ways or purely to offer a listening ear and encouragement to those dealing with isolation and anxiety and help them integrate into the community as fits their situation best.


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Click here to watch and learn more; what we offer to support folks dealing with housing and homelessness issues and how you can be part of what we do.  We are hugely grateful for the ongoing support of St John's and the churches in the area.


If you'd like to do something to respond to homeless issues and support our work here are some ways you might consider....

Spread the news - tell people who may benefit from what we offer. Grab one of our cards, a neat size to keep on you and hand to someone as and when. 

Pray - We exist as a local church based initiative and are rooted in prayer. Get in touch to join our prayer team.

Give - Your financial support as a church or as an individual is vital in enabling this work to continue.

Volunteer - Join our team of friendly volunteers to help for a few hours a month, or more.  

Thank You!


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Phone: 07486 551 272