City of Sanctuary is a movement to build a culture of welcome and hospitality for refugees and asylum-seekers. In 2007, with the support of the City Council, Sheffield became the UK’s first ‘City of Sanctuary’ for asylum-seekers and refugees—a city that takes pride in the welcome it offers to people in need of safety.

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Forthcoming Events (see all)

  • Tue

    Refu-Tea event

    11am-1pmThe Exchange Brewery, 2 Bridge Street Sheffield, S3 8NS.

    Gateway Volunteers - Celebrate volunteers contributions to resettled refugees achievements and share volunteering experiences.

    All welcome!

  • Mon

    COSS AGM - new date coming!!

    4-6.30pmSt Mary's Church, Bramall Lane, S2 4QZ

    City of Sanctuary Sheffield's Annual General Meeting, including reports about research by Sheffield university Masters students on asylum housing and other issues.

    All are welcome to join the discussion, share a buffet meal, and watch "Sanctum", written by local writer/director Sam Holland in collaboration with writer/performer Ardi who also stars in this powerful one-man performance.

    A Kosovan man returns to Sheffield 15 years after arriving as a refugee in 1999 when war forced him to confront the unimaginable; evacuating his home and being separated from his family.

  • Tue


    1-4pmDomino Hall, Sheffield Cathedral
    Sheffield Agencies for the Vulnerable and Excluded AGM, with guest speaker Alan Billings South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner

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