Community Sponsorship enables your church and people in your community to be directly involved in the resettlement of a newly arrived refugee family in your local area.
This ground-breaking new development for refugee resettlement was announced by the UK Government in Summer 2016. It is modelled on the hugely successful Canadian Private Sponsorship scheme which has resettled 275,000 refugees since its introduction in 1979.
Definition courtesy of Churches Response for Refugees
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby became the UK’s first community sponsors when he welcomed a refugee family into Lambeth Palace in 2016…
…and the parish of St Monica’s, Flixton, in Greater Manchester, became the second.
Links to key websites and partners
Cardinal Nichols and the Archbishop of Canterbury speaking on Community Sponsorship (24:54 minutes in)
A short film from Church Response for Refugees, providing the context and call to action for the church
Syrian Refugee Sponsorship, Part 1: Leaving Syria
Syrian Refugee Sponsorship, Part 2: Welcome To Canada
Syrian Refugee Sponsorship, Part 3: A New Home