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.

Queen Eleanor Cycle Ride 2020 – with a difference!
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 QECR Committee has decided reluctantly that we cannot safely hold the Queen Eleanor Cycle Ride 2020 in the normal way, while social distancing restrictions are in place.

However, since the need to support the Connection’s work with homeless and vulnerable people is still as vital as ever, we are challenging cyclists to ride the QECR 2020 in their home areas. Over the usual August Bank Holiday weekend, 28-31 August, we are asking participants to commit to cycling a total of 200 miles (the length of the QECR route) in a series of daily routes of their choosing, returning home each night. Or you could choose to cycle a shorter distance if you prefer. For more information, and to register for the Ride, follow the link below.

Queen Eleanor Cycle Ride 2020 (28 – 31 August 2020)

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)