St Luke's Church, Hatfield




Late in 2017 we submitted a planning application for temporary change of use to that the Grade 2 Listed St Luke's Church in the centre of Hatfield could be transformed into a night shelter for homeless people. The project was the brain child of Mayor Lynne Sparks and it with huge regret that we heard of her recent death after a short illness. As her legacy the shelter has been in operation since early December and the guests have not only found shelter but, in some cases, employment and permanent accommodation. The success of the project is a fitting tribute to Lynne's drive and imagination.