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

A place of welcome for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the heart of Birmingham.


Making people welcome through the provision of

practical support, English classes, and welfare support.


Can you help with our immediate needs?

The Sanctuary Bulletin
23rd July 2021

Opening Times

Monday 10:30 - 13:30
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 10:30 - 13:30
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 10:30 - 13:30
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 and Patron)

Reg. Charity No. 1178728 

Urgent Needs for Asylum Seekers


We really need donations of food and toiletries, specifically:

  • food -  empty, clean 500ml water bottles, salt, tinned tomatoes, sugar
  • toiletries - especially nappies size 5 and above

We cannot currently accept anything other than what is on the following list; we thank you for your understanding.

We are able to accept certain clothing donations, specifically:

  • Men's jeans and shorts
  • Men's flip flops
  • Children's school bags
  • Children's school shoes


(Updated) 23/07/2021


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!