Today there are more than 25 million refugees in the world – a number that is unprecedented in our history. In the UK there are currently over 155,000 refugees and asylum seekers.
We believe that as a church we cannot ignore this ongoing crisis and that we must respond to the needs of these people. Through our Refugee Response projects and initiatives, we want to help refugees within our communities by setting up home and life in the UK.
A few ways we together as a church have made and hope to continue make a difference in the lives of people affected.
The Refugee Resettlement Programme is a team of dedicated volunteers who help resettle and integrate Syrian refugees into the UK.
Football United provides a weekly social football activity for young refugees in South London.
The Welcome Packs we give to young refugees are backpacks filled with basic items such as toiletries, underwear and other basic clothing, and shoes.