Christmas Day Dinner Event 2017







On Christmas Day, Coventry Cyrenians will again be welcoming people to the Methodist Central Hall in Coventry for a Christmas Day meal. Many of the people who attend are homeless, vulnerable or are alone and would like to sit down and enjoy their Christmas meal with others. Our Christmas Day dinner has been running in Coventry for over 30 years, where we have served thousands of Christmas dinners and we believe it to be one of the best attended in the country. Last year our guests enjoyed a 3 course meal, received gifts which had been generously donated by the local community, and were entertained by our wonderful volunteers. We would be grateful if you could share the posters above in case anyone in your community would like to come for their Christmas dinner.

For some of the people who attend, this will be their only opportunity for a hot meal on Christmas Day. If you feel able to support us you can do so in many different ways. We like to give a present to each person we welcome to our meal, and in recent years this has included ‘socks and chocs’. We are appealing for socks, chocolate, mince pies, toiletries, gloves, hats, scarves and clothing, but we are grateful for any donation you feel you can make.

Our priority with the donations is to ensure that we can provide our Christmas Day dinner and give our guests a gift. Once we are able to do this we will use the donations received to help provide essentials for people who are homeless during the winter, such as food and clothing. We run a charity shop, Windsor’s and Refreshed, on Far Gosford St selling clothes, bric-a-brac, furniture etc and we are always in need of donations. The shop gives volunteers, including homeless people living in our hostels, the opportunity to acquire the skills to help them get into work and supports the work we do throughout the year. Donations can be dropped off at our Head Office (Oakwood House); at Windsor’s and Refreshed (at entrance to Fargo village); or we may be able to arrange to collect (contact us at    

If you would like to make a monetary donation you can do this in a number of ways: you can give online at, cash donations at our address above; or send a cheque made payable to Coventry Cyrenians Ltd. You can also purchase our Christmas Cards, which are priced at £2.99 for 10. There is an order leaflet enclosed. You can also text CHRI17 £10 to 70070.