Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Birmingham A Charity for Asylum Seekers in Birmingham

A place of welcome for Asylum Seekers and Refugees.


Making people welcome through the provision of

practical support, English classes, and welfare support.


Financial Donations
What We Need Right Now
The Sanctuary Bulletin
13.08.18 - 17.08.18

I was a stranger and you made me welcome

                                    Matt 25:35


St. Chad’s Sanctuary is a voluntary project supported by many friends, including

St. Chad’s Cathedral and The Salvation Army.


It’s a place of welcome and hospitality for

Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Immigrants.


We greatly appreciate donations of food, hygiene items and clothing.

We also accept financial help as well!!!


Thank you, Margaret Walsh, IJS (Infant Jesus Sister)

Reg. Charity No. 1146151 

Important Dates over the coming weeks.
  • Please note our opening and closing dates over the summer:
  • Normal practical provision (including welfare) resumes from Monday 30th July - Friday 17th August.
  • The centre will be closed from Monday 20th - Friday 31st August.
  • We re-open for practical provision on Monday 3rd September.
  • We will be registering students for our English classes on Tues 4th - Thur 6th September. These classes are intended for those who are not able to access a place in college.
  • Our English drop-in sessions will resume later in September (exact date tbc).

The Sanctuary also needs volunteers!

If you know anyone who would like to offer their services,
please show them our volunteering page! 


Urgent Needs for Asylum Seekers


CALAIS COLLECTION: August 25th and 26th

Drop off at MEENA Centre 11am - 4pm


~  Tents

~  Sleeping Bags

~  Waterproof Jackets

~  Men's Shoes Size 40-43

~  Socks (Adult Sizes)


For Donation Deliveries: Divya Group B18 5AN

For more information, please cotact Harriet at

07491356004 Please note:


The Begging Bowl will be back at the Sanctuary on September 3rd!


(Updated) 10.08.2018

Urgent Needs for Asylum Seekers