Events

We hold a range of events to inform about homelessness, engage people in supporting the Connection, and to raise money. All upcoming events are listed below with more information and how to get involved.

The Connection with the Virtual Pub Quiz
Wherever you are during the pandemic, you’re invited to join the Friends of the Connection over the next two weeks in the country’s favourite Virtual Pub Quiz, courtesy of its fantastic host, Jay Flynn. The quiz will be held at 8:15pm on Thursday 21 May, Saturday 23 May, Thursday 28 May and Saturday 30 May and each quiz lasts about an hour.
The Connection with the Virtual Pub Quiz (21, 23, 28 and 30 May 2020)

Queen Eleanor Cycle Ride 2020
If you are a regular cyclist, come and join us over the August Bank Holiday and help raise vital funds to support The Connection’s work with homeless people. Since 2008, a group of cyclists have spent the August Bank Holiday following the route of the Queen Eleanor Crosses from Harby, near Lincoln to Charing Cross and Westminster Abbey in London. This year, the 200-mile ride begins at Harby on Friday morning, 28 August, and finishes at Westminster Abbey on Monday afternoon, 31 August. We end with a celebration at The Connection, off Trafalgar Square. Please follow the link for full details and how to register.
Queen Eleanor Cycle Ride 2020 (28 – 31 August 2020)

COVID-19: As a result of the current social distancing restrictions, we are having to keep under review whether it will be practical and safe to hold this year’s Queen Eleanor Cycle Ride. A decision will be made one way or the other by 30 June. Please contact Charles Woodd for the latest information, and to express an interest in taking part, on 07962 213494 or at charleswoodd46@gmail.com

Friends’ Day 2020
This year Friends’ Day was already scheduled to take place later than is traditional, so as to avoid the hottest weather. Restrictions permitting, we will meet at The Connection in Adelaide Street on Saturday 26 September. Prayers and Thanksgiving will be in the Dick Sheppard Chapel at 1.30 pm, and registration at 12 Adelaide Street will be from 2 pm. It will be an excellent opportunity to hear at first hand how the Connection has been able to respond to the Coronavirus crisis, and meet with other Friends after the restrictions of the lockdown. Do keep the date in your diary, and wait for further news.

Friends’ Day 2020 (26 September 2020)