Refugee & Asylum

This page collects together all the conversations, events and projects to do with refugee & asylum.


2000 years later

17 July 2017 by Jonny Adams

Loving God and caring for people are inseparable

Walking on by..

15 September 2016

Missing what’s happening through purposeful walking

Refugee Mary and Child

11 March 2016

As part of a live street art event held at St Paul’s Cathedral in 2015, Joy ‘CBloxx’ Gilleard produced a striking and moving piece that depicted Mary and Jesus as a refugee mother and child.

Re-launch of the Clergy Hosting Scheme

13 October 2021 by Pattie Gercke

We’re delighted to be relaunching “Clergy Hosting” with our friends at Housing Justice, helping those who have spare rooms offer them to aslyum seekers who need a safe space for a few months

Responding to the Afghan Refugee Crisis

08 September 2021 by Alison Tsang

If you are a church wondering what you can do to respond to the Aghanistan crisis and the arrival to the UK of those fleeing the new regime, here’s more information


Relaunch of the Clergy Hosting Scheme

Tuesday 9th November 2021, 10am

Discover how you could provide temporary accommodation to support refugees and asylum seekers in need.

Full details for this event.

Fundraising for your church’s social action

Tuesday 3rd March, 2020, 2.30pm-5.00pm

A 2-hour interactive workshop providing advice and guidance for churches on how to fundraise for social outreach in their local communities.

Full details for this event.

Winter Night Shelters, Refugees and Migrants

Wednesday 02 October 2019, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

A gathering for all parishes and churches across London who are involved in hosting and volunteering at a Winter Night Shelters or Homeless Drop-in’s.

Full details for this event.

Community Sponsorship in the Diocese of London

Monday 15 July 2019, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

This event has been postponed

Full details for this event.

Churches Supporting Asylum Seekers

Monday 03 December 2018, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

How can churches support members of their community through immigration process?

Full details for this event.

A Joyful Celebration

Monday 24 September 2018, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Join us for an evening of celebration with Bishop Sarah as we’re inspired by the impact that compassionate parishes are making in the Diocese of London.

Full details for this event.

Modern Day Slavery in London

Tuesday 19 June 2018, 6:15PM - 8:30PM

What is it? What are the signs? What do I do?

Full details for this event.

Refugee Community Sponsorship Evening

Thursday 31 May 2018, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Parishing offering hospitality to those fleeing conflict

Full details for this event.

How we can support people who are seeking asylum on the grounds of their Christian Faith?

Tuesday 03 October 2017, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Understanding the impact and implications of someone converting to Christianity, what the process of claiming asylum involves, and how best to support them through the process.

Full details for this event.

Introduction to Clergy Hosting and Community Sponsorship

Tuesday 18 July 2017, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

An evening dedicated to helping parishes in London open up their homes or even provide a new home to a Destitute Migrants or Syrian Refugees

Full details for this event.

Refugee Community Sponsorship evening

Wednesday 01 February 2017, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

An opportunity to find out more about being a Community Sponsor for Syrian Refugees

Full details for this event.

Six months on…

Wednesday 20 January 2016, 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Full details for this event.

Projects across London

Project Area of Concern Activity Type Parish Area Borough
Hackney Migrant Centre Refugee & Asylum Practical support St Mary Stoke Newington Stepney Hackney
Hand In Hand Food Poverty, Refugee & Asylum Advice & support St Andrew's, Whitehall Park Stepney Islington
International Breakfast Refugee & Asylum Advice & support, Drop-in, Practical support St James's Piccadilly Two Cities Westminster
London Citizens Homelessness, Housing, Political Engagement, Refugee & Asylum Drop-in London Inter Faith Centre Willesden Harrow
Refugee volunteers Refugee & Asylum Drop-in St Peter De Beauvoir Town Stepney Hackney
Stop the Traffik Refugee & Asylum Political St George the Martyr, Holborn Edmonton Camden
The Cooking Pot Food Poverty, Refugee & Asylum Food All Souls St Margarets On Thames Kensington Hounslow
Westminster Welcome Boxes Refugee & Asylum Advice & support St Peter Eaton Square Two Cities Westminster
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