Monday 15th - Friday 19th July is our Summer Activity Week. Normal services are suspended.

We will not be available to take in donations of clothes etc. on Tuesday 16th or Wednesday 17th July.


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.


What We Need Right Now
The Sanctuary Bulletin

Opening Times

Monday 09:00 - 4:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 4:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 4:30
Thursday 09:00 - 4:30
Friday 09:00 - 4:30
Saturday CLOSED


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. 1178728 

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


~ Suitcases and rucksacks

~ Men's T-shirts, jumpers, jackets

~ Girl's clothes 6-9 years

~ Baby boys clothes 6-9 months

~ Tinned tomatoes

Please note we don't currently need duvets, baby clothes up to 24 months (apart from boys 6-9 months), pasta or baked beans!

(Updated) 11th July 2019


Urgent Needs for Asylum Seekers

Have a listen to a bit of music!

"Living in Harmony" was written, composed and performed by students at our English through Song drop-in, supported by the talented Melissa and Lizzy from Birmingham Opera. The words,collected from different students over a period of several weeks, reflect what the Sanctuary means to them... and (if you ignore the slightly shaky camera work) it is truly beautiful!