This week we moved, due to increasing numbers, from the cozy wee DRC room in St John’s, where we had been very happy, to the grand and expansive main hall. As the photos show there’s a bit of a difference between the spaces (the photos of the round table from earlier blogs show pretty much the entirety of the DRC).
The new space can accommodate over 100 souls and it has a dishwasher and a serving hatch as well as an art exhibition and stained glass.
It also has a grand piano, but that’s out of bounds 😦
It is also next door to the main Church, so we can hear St John’s rather impressive church organ when the organist is in practising and if a guest or a member of staff needs a bit of peace then they can pop next door to the chapel. We are so lucky!
On top of all that we finally gained Fare Share membership, which should guarantee a plentiful supply of cheap ingredients in the future.
Today was a good day for Edinburgh’s homeless.