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In a sentence – A place of safety and welcome in the heart of the city

Address – The Sanctuary, 37-39 Chapel Walk, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2PD

In-depth – The Sanctuary aims to rise above the unjust constraints placed on people seeking sanctuary by providing a beautifully designed space in the heart of the city that is safe, welcoming and supportive. Visitors to the Sanctuary are welcomed by our volunteers and offered a hot drink and a calm place to sit, where they can participate in conversation groups and other social activities and find out about more about activities and opportunities around the city. It is a place where people are welcomed and listened to, and a place where people can discover the best of Sheffield as a City of Sanctuary. 

Opening times

Monday – 10:00am – 4pm

Tuesday – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Thursday – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Timetable –

Monday – 10:00am – 4pm: social time (tea, coffee, games), 10:30am – 12:30 pm: New Beginnings sewing group

Tuesday – 12:00 – 2pm: hot lunch cooked by Sanctuary kitchen, 2-4pm: social time

Wednesday – 1-3:30pm: Conversation Club, 2-4pm: arts and crafts group

Thursday – 11:00 – 12:30: SAVTE English class (intermediate), 12:45 – 2:30: SAVTE English class (beginners), 2-4pm social time

All activities are open to all people seeking sanctuary and do not require a referral.

Contact – Anna Aitken, 07419 348 379, [email protected]