Wakefield District City of Sanctuary
part of a grassroots movement to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary in the UK.
A typical week with Wakefield District City of Sanctuary
The conversation Cafe at St. John’s Church is open on Mondays from 10am – 12pm
Our clothing Store is open for donations on Mondays from 1pm – 3pm
Training Tuesdays. All are welcome to our regular session for training volunteers at Studio 3, The Art House 12.30pm to 2.00pm
Asylum Seekers and Refugees Signposting Drop-in at the Quaker Meeting House is open Wednesdays from 10am – 12pm
Our Peer Support Group runs at Studio 3, The Art House on Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Starting 4th April St. Michael’s on Thursdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm will include many other agencies such as the Red Cross, the Refugee Council.
St. Michael’s Drop-in and Welcome Cafe runs on Thursdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Our Creative Crafts session runs on Thursdays from 1:00pm to 2:30pm in Studio 3 at the Art House.
Our Clothing store is open for donations on Fridays from 10:30am – 2:30pm
The Sanctuary Garden at Sparable Lane Allotments runs from 2:00pm on Sundays
|Our largest meeting each week is on Wednesday Mornings from 10am at the Quaker Meeting house. Here you will find company and welcome, tea and snacks, and help and advice.|
Dispersal hostel on Love Lane
St Johns Church
Monday Conversational English Classes
St Michael's Church
|St Michael’s drops are on Thursdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm (from 4th April) and 1pm to 3pm. All welcome for social activities, conversation, games, and crafts.|
Wakefield Baptist Church
English Classes twice a week which are free of charge. They meet every Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10.30am to 12.30pm (term time only).
The groups are open to anyone and the teacher, Derek Seal, has an informal, friendly approach to teaching English language and culture.
Farsi Language Church meeting, Tuesdays at 5.30pm
The Art House - Studio 3
Many Tuesdays we have special training sessions for volunteers here at 12.30pm.
The peer support project is located here each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm.
Look for Studio 3 On Mulberry Way – look for Studio number 3 in the car park
The Clothing Store
We collect and organise clothing for Asylum Seekers and Refugees. Please ring us on 07800 605397 before you visit. We welcome volunteers to help us run this service.
The public library is a welcoming place, and here you will find somewhere warm to sit and read, as well as free WiFi and access to computers if you register. Bring your ARC Card to register. The main desk has translations of common questions and answers in many languages.