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Vigil and Sleep-In

It is with great regret that the 30th Anniversary Vigil on Friday 17thth November has been cancelled.

We will be holding a Vigil and Sleep-In in the historic Bath Abbey to mark the 30th Anniversary of Julian House.The event is being staged in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the founding of Julian House. It will also raise awareness of the various projects which the charity now provides – supporting homeless and marginalised people in Bath and further afield in the South West. 

In addition to offering respite from the risks and indignity of living on the streets, a huge amount of work is undertaken to tackle the underlying problems which have forced clients into this desperate lifestyle.

We would like to give people who support our aims and work the chance to celebrate this milestone achievement with us, in the magnificent setting of Bath’s historic Abbey.

After the Vigil there is also the opportunity to raise funds for Julian House with our sponsored Sleep-In; bring your sleeping bags and warm clothes and settle in for a night in the awe inspiring Abbey.


21.30 – 21.10 Entry, Registration and Welcome
22.10 – 22.45 Music
22.45 – 23.25 Reading, hymn & voices from the street. Prayer of thanksgiving and poem
23.25 – 23.50 Silence and prayer for those who have sought support from Julian House, hymn and Lord’s Prayer
23.50 – 24.00 Blessing and departure for those not doing the Sleep-In
24.00 – 1.00 Story time
1.00 – 6.45 Quiet time
6.45 – 8.00 Cakes, pastries and depart


  • Come to the service and/or Sleep-In and raise sponsorship from family and friends.
  • Bring a representative team from your school, church or place of work and encourage the rest of the organisation to raise sponsorship in support of you.
  • Make a donation in lieu by sending a cheque payable to Julian House, to Julian House Admin, 55 New King Street, Bath BA1 2BN or by clicking here.

Everyone is welcome to attend, we just ask that any under 18’s are accompanied by an adult, the Vigil is free, but you still have to register to get your tickets.

If you need further information please contact Stephen Chesworth;