Welcome to Exeter City of Sanctuary
We aim to promote a culture of welcome, inclusion and safety for refugees and asylum seekers fleeing war and persecution. Our vision is for Exeter to become a genuine City of Sanctuary where all sections of the community are involved in helping to create this culture of welcome and safety.
In practical terms we do this by bringing people and organisations in our community together, running community events and school workshops, raising awareness and campaigning for change -thereby contributing to the wider national movement that is City of Sanctuary UK (click here to find out more About Us ).
All members of the community can play a part so we invite you to become involved and to Pledge your support. Do contact us with any questions you may have or if you wish to register your interest or volunteer with us. BELOW are Our Latest News posts
‘Far From the Home I Love’. Exeter Concert 13th April, 7.30pm
Special Concert by International Pianist Margaret Fingerhut. Southernhay Church, Dix's Field, Exeter EX1 1QA
Syrian Supper. Welcome Cafe. 14th March, 7pm
A SPECIAL SYRIAN SUPPER at THE WELCOME CAFE, Exeter. 14th MARCH, 7pm. TICKETS from The Welcome Cafe
DUBS and Family Reunification Delays: Home Affairs Select Committee hears evidence
January '19: 'Help Refugees ' have given evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on Channel crossings, reporting on the ongoing delays in transferring unaccompanied children to UK- even when the UK Government has approved their eligibility for Dubs places,…
ExCoS AGM: 2nd October ’18
ExCoS AGM 2nd Oct. '18
Sanctuary in Parliament: 12th November ’18
Sanctuary in Parliament
EMERGENCY APPEAL: SERCO’S PLANS to EVICT 300 ASYLUM SEEKERS ONTO the STREETS of GLASCOW
‘I Welcome’ Photographic Exhibition 21st -23rd June
'I Welcome' Photographic Exhibition 21st -23rd June St. Petrock's Church, High St. Exeter
Refugee Week ’18: Different Pasts, Shared Future
Refugee Week 18th June-24th June '18: Full Programme of Events for Exeter
Human Cargo: Matthew Crampton at Exeter Phoenix 12th June, 8pm
HUMAN CARGO: A tale of Exile and Migration
Exeter City Football Club: Dedicated ‘Exeter Welcomes Refugees’ Match 2nd April ’18
Exeter City FC ‘Kicks Out’ discrimination and welcomes refugees
Refugee Family Reunion Bill: House of Commons, 16th March #FamiliesTogether
Update : The Bill passed it's second reading in parliament on 16th March '18. It is now in the Committee stage.
Sanctuary in Parliament 28th Nov.’17: Ending Poverty/Homelessness in Asylum System
'Dignity not Destitution: Ending poverty and homelessness in the asylum system.'