The St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity helps homeless and vulnerably housed people. We are best known for our annual BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal with St Martin-in-the-Fields. The money we raise directly supports people through The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields and across the UK through the Vicar’s Relief Fund (VRF), and the Frontline Network. Based in central London, The Connection helps people leave behind life on the streets through street outreach teams, a day and night centre and specialist services. The VRF offers a lifeline to help people into housing or to keep their home, across the UK.
The church of St Martin-in-the-Fields is one of many iconic buildings by Trafalgar Square but, for those that know it better, it’s a national institution whose importance reaches across the globe.
At the heart of St Martin-in-the-Fields is a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive church community. Through its charities, its music and its broadcasting it reaches out across the globe.
Ever since he cut his cloak and shared it with a stranger, the name Saint Martin has been synonymous with helping those in need. From 1916, when the vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields sheltered freezing soldiers before they went to war, the church doors have remained open to all.
For over four decades the Vicar’s Relief Fund has offered timely grants to enable people to access accommodation, prevent eviction or to help them set up home, and by supporting frontline workers across the UK to get better outcomes for clients.
The Connection at St Martin’s is London’s busiest homelessness centre, offering specialist services such as a day and night centre, street outreach, employment guidance, and mental health support.
Today St Martin-in-the-Fields seeks to gift its privilege and advantage, from the heart of London, to those at the edge of society.
Our address is:
London WC2N 4JJ
Telephone 020 7766 1134
Information about our staff and our trustees can be found here.