Welcome Churches equips the UK Church to welcome refugees and asylum seekers arriving to the UK. It aims to reduce isolation of newly arrived refugees by providing community and support, particularly within the first three months of their arrival into a community.
Welcome Churches aims to complement other local projects by equipping and mobilising the local Church to join in. By joining the Welcome Network, churches are able to maintain their vision and values and contribute to the welcoming of refugees in the UK. Therefore, we always work in partnership with local churches and ask volunteers to commit to the Christian faith and values we uphold.
Welcome Churches is a Christian ministry. Our Trinitarian faith is enshrined and expressed in the historic creeds of the church: