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

A place of welcome for Asylum Seekers and Refugees.

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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 

TERM DATES FOR 2016/2017 (The Sanctuary will be closed)


Summer School: Monday 24th - Friday 29th July 2017


The Sanctuary will be very busy over the next few weeks. Most of our plans are contained in the following information:


Monday 24th – Friday 28th July Summer School Activity Week. There will be no distribution of clothes, food parcels or hygiene items this week. We will be running various recreational and cultural activities for our students.

Tuesday 25th - The centre will be closed- (The Sanctuary is taking students and volunteers on a trip to Weston-super-Mare)

Thursday 27th afternoon (We’ll be holding our annual BBQ and garden party 1pm - 3pm).

Monday 31st July – Friday 11th August - We will be distributing clothes, food parcels and hygiene packs as usual on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10.30 – 2.00. There will not be any English classes or drop-ins.

Monday 14th August – Friday 1st September - The centre will be closed during this period.

Monday 4th – Friday 8th September - We will recommence clothing, food and hygiene distribution this week. On the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10.30am – 3.30pm, we will be registering and assessing new students for our English classes (priority will be given to those who have been in the UK less than 6 months). No drop-in English sessions this week.



Here are some useful links to things in our site:


Donating Goods


Donating Money


Want to Volunteer?


St. Chad's Blog




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