Refugees want to find your church
‘Before I found the church I was really struggling. All my family was gone. I felt so lonely and lost. I remember the first time I visited my church. I felt so welcome and I found a new life. I was really encouraged, especially when people prayed for me. I had lost my whole family, but with my church I have found a new home and a new family.’
Abbas – Kurdish refugee.
We want to profile your church in our Welcome Network, showing that you are ready to welcome refugees into your town and community
There are two ways to join the Welcome Network:
Partner with us
Be trained and equipped by Welcome Churches to run a Welcome Project to intentionally welcome refugees in your area. Our Welcome Projects include: Welcome Boxes, Welcome Holidays, Welcome to Resettlement. By running a Welcome Project, you will become a Partner Church of Welcome Churches and be supported to take the first steps in welcoming refugees as a church.
Become an Associate
Profile the work you are already doing to actively welcome refugees by becoming an Associate Church. This option is open to churches who have been welcoming refugees for a while and have experience and understanding of working cross-culturally and the challenges refugees face in the UK.
Welcome Churches' vision is for every refugee to be welcomed by the local church
With our new Welcome Network, both Partner Churches and Associate Churches can refer refugees to other UK churches.Connect with us today