St Wilfrid’s Centre was established by a group of volunteers and was officially opened in June 1990 as a day centre.

The founding volunteers wanted to offer a safe space for vulnerable people in Sheffield to come for rest, something to eat and a chat.

Mgnr Kilgannon & the parish of Mother of God & St Wilfrid let St Wilfrid’s Centre renovate and use a formerly uninhabitable church property.

Over the past 27 years, the building and the services offered have grown and evolved as support grew.

In 2005 the Director of St Wilfrid’s had the idea to build a residential project. After a period of fundraising and research, St Wilfrid’s Place opened in 2017.  

St Wilfrid’s Centre now employs 16 staff and has over 140 active volunteers and works with over 500 clients each year.

Many, many, many thanks for your help & advice when I was sleeping rough. I have since paid all my rent arrears & returned back to my house. I am returning the sleeping bag as I don’t need it anymore. Thanks again!
— GM (previous rough sleeper)