A Ministry of St John's with St Mary's church, Mansfield. Charity No 1143132

Welcome to The Beacon Project


The Beacon is a Day Centre which gives support to the homeless, excluded and marginalized in Mansfield.


We are a voluntary organisation and are entirely reliant on donations, grants and gifts of food.


The Beacon Project began in 2001 in St. Johns Church, Mansfield, when five homeless people came into our church for tea and toast. We now have a dedicated building and serve and care for up to fifty people on a regular basis.


We are committed to caring for the spiritual, physical, mental, social and emotional well being of all people who come to the Beacon centre for help.


We aim to provide a welcoming and safe place where people can get a hot meal, clean clothes and access to toilet and shower facilities. We have a nurse who runs a drop in session once a week and a representative from ‘Framework’ who can offer support and help in finding accommodation.





Tuesday: 12-1.30pm


Tea & Toast


Wednesday & Friday open: 12-1.30pm


Hot Meals & Drinks


(Please note we stop serving food at 1.30pm,

but we are open until 2pm)




(Operates in Bridge Street Methodist car park)


Thursdays: 8.30pm-9.30pm


Soup & Sandwiches


Sunday Lunch Project


This is a meal provided on Sundays for homeless people in the Mansfield area. 


The project runs through the cold months of the year from November to March. 


Those eligible are able to access food from Greggs Bakery on St Peters Retail Park in Mansfield at a time to suit them anytime each Sunday.


For information please contact Lynne Cooper via the Beacon Centre.