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This information is correct at time of publishing (02/12/22). We will continue to update it as other services come to light. If you are thinking of using any of these services, get in touch with them in advance to check they are definitely running. If you have any information or corrections, please email

πŸŽ„ Places offering food on Christmas day
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πŸƒ Takeaway food 🏠 Sit down meal 🏍 Delivery πŸ›„ Supplies to take away


First Base Day Centre

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Open: 9am-11am, 24th December and 25th December, 9am-11am Mon 27th – Fri 31st December and Monday 3rd Jan

CLOSED Sun 26th December, sat 1st Jan- sun 2nd Jan

Open for drop ins Mondays to Fridays. Offers a range of services (including food, showers, lockers, and laundry facilities). We can only provide our services to rough sleepers and have a maximum capacity of 15 people at a time.

Also open Saturday 25th of December, offering a festive Christmas day fry-up breakfast.

St Stephen’s Hall, Montpelier Place, Brighton, BN1 3BF



OPEN: Sat 25 Dec; Sun 26 Dec; Sat 1 Jan; Sun 2 Dec: 8am – 9am

Free cooked breakfasts, drinks, cereal and various takeaway items for people who are rough sleepers or vulnerably housed or anyone who feels they need it. Open every Saturday and sunday.

Address: St Peter’s Church car park (north side), York Place, Brighton, BN1 4GU

Hove Methodist Church (HMC)


Open: 25th Dec

HMC will be hosting Christmas lunch on Saturday 25th December.

Sign Up Form

Invitation Letter

To find out more details, and to book, please call 01273 324600, or email



MCC Brighton – Street Church services


3pm-5pm on Weds 22 and 29 Dec, 5 Jan: Old Steine, by the fountain

4pm-6pm on Sun 26 Dec, 2 Jan: at the Level cafe, near to the children’s play area.

Xmas eve party

3pm Friday 24 Dec: Clock Tower

MCC Brighton will be running their usual weekly Street Church services on Wednesdays and Sundays.

  • Street Church- Hot drinks, noodles, biscuits, music, chat, communion
    • Every Wednesday (including 22nd/29th of December and 5th of January), 3pm-5pm; Victoria Fountain, Old Steine (or old bus lane adjacent to the War Memorial)
    • Every Sunday (including 26th/2nd Jan), 4pm-6pm (including donations from Gregg’s); outside the Level Cafe, Ditchling/Lewes Road (near to the skate park and children’s play area)
  • Christmas Eve, 3pm-5pm
      • Clock Tower, Queens Road/North Street
Real Junk Food Project at Hollingdean Community Centre


Open: Thursdays, 16, 23, 30 December


Thompson Rd, Brighton

Cafe offering meals, pay however much you feel able to
Real Junk Food Project at the Gardener


Open: Monday 20th December, Thursday 30th and Friday 31st December, then closed until 6th January

9.30am – 3pm

50 Gardner St, Brighton

City centre cafe, offering hot meals for however much you feel you can pay.
The Real Junk Food Project at The Food Hub


Open Mondays-Fridays, 20th-24th December, 27th-31st December, 3-7th January


13 Leybourne Parade, Bevendean

Open as a shop, pay as you feel
The Clock Tower Sanctuary

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Open: as usual until 23rd December (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat 10.30am-2.30pm – closed on Weds)

CLOSED 24th December – 3rd January. Then usual opening hours apply from Tuesday 4th January

Day centre for 16-25 year olds experiencing homelessness or who are insecurely housed. At our friendly drop-in service, we will be providing showers, hot meals/drinks, clothes washing/drying facilities, access to computers and food parcels, clean clothing, toiletries and help with other emergency needs. A hot lunch is served 12.30-1.30pm. Our opening hours are 10.30am – 1.30pm for those in Emergency or Temporary Accommodation, sofa surfing or living on site/in a car or van, then 12 – 1.30pm for those in Supported Accommodation.

We are based at Wenlock House, just off Ship Street. We’re in a little alley way between a clothes shop and The Trading Post cafΓ© – look out for the sign or call us on 01273 722 353.

Holland Road Baptist Church

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OPEN: 19th December for a full Christmas lunch in their hall

CLOSED: 26 Dec – 2 Jan

Holland Rd, Hove BN3 1JN

Holland Road Baptist Church: Christmas lunch is on 19 Dec Admission is by ticket only (Β£5) Tickets available at Monday lunches on 5 and 12 Dec (subject to availability)

On 12th Dec we will be having a free giveaway of clothing/bedding/small items of kitchenalia from our stocks from 11.30 am to 2pm

We will be open on 2 Jan 12 to 1 pm as normal

Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project

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OPEN: Thurs 16, Fri 17 Dec, Tues 21 Dec, Thurs 23 Dec; Thurs 30 Dec, Fri 31 Dec

CLOSED: Fri 24th Dec – Weds 29 Dec



Thursday 16th December and Friday 17th December: takeaway Christmas lunch. Limited availability, call ahead (01273 601211) to book your takeaway lunch.

Tuesday 21st December – open for sit down lunch 1-2pm, drop in

Thursday 23rd December – Closed for lunch, but open for drop in coffee and mince pies (1-2pm)

Thursday 30th and Friday 31st : Open 10-2pm for coffee and mince pies (drop in)


4 Crestway Parade, The Crestway, Hollingdean


OPEN: Weds 22 Dec, Thurs 23 Dec.

TBC Friday 24th Dec: call before attending as we may not be open that day.

CLOSED: 27 Dec-3 Jan

Free food supplies to collect between midday and 5pm on 22nd and 23rd Dec.

Call ahead for the 24th of December as it may be closed.

Welfare rights advice also available, book ahead: 01273 540717

Sussex Homeless Support


Saturday 24th 1pm at the Steine full Xmas dinner.

Thursdays 6pm at the Steine as normal

Saturday 1pm

Sussex Homeless support is offering a full Christmas dinner on Saturday 24th Dec at 1pm at the Old Steine, and operating Thursdays (6pm) and Saturdays (1pm)
Trans Pride – Trans Pride Centre 93 St James Street, 30th December, 10:30am – 7pm


LGBTQIA+ in crisis warm space – 30th December, 10:30am – 7pm

Free food served after 12, tea & coffee available all day. Come and join us At the Trans Pride Centre 93 St James Street – Gifts of winter essentials will be given out

Event Poster



Arch Health CIC

OPEN: 8am-5pm, weekdays (closed at weekends)

CLOSED: Saturday 24th December – Tuesday 27th December, Sat 31st Dec – Mon 2nd Jan

We are a specialist GP surgery for people experiencing homelessness in Brighton and Hove. Call us on 01273 003930.

If you have a script that needs fulfilling before the start of the Christmas period, please get in touch with the surgery (01273 003930) by Wednesday 21st December so that we can arrange this in good time for you.

Same day appointments are available with limited availability – please call at 8am or 1pm to book these in.

MIND in Brighton and Hove Closed at the weekends as usual and on the bank holidays – 26th and 27th December and 2nd of January.