Clergy Hosting Launches this Christmas

Clergy Hosting Launches this Christmas

14 December 2016 by Angela Afzal in Homelessness, Refugee & Asylum.

Clergy offering hospitality to destitute migrants

Do you have a spare room that you could offer to a homeless migrant or refugee? You can host for a weekend, a week or a few months, depending on your circumstances. Capital Mass and the Diocese of London are working in partnership with Housing Justice to provide temporary accommodation for London’s destitute migrants and refugees while their asylum or immigration case is being addressed.

Hosting offers a practical way for Clergy to provide the stability needed for destitute migrants and refugees whilst their case to remain in the UK is decided. Guests are referred to Housing Justice by recognised agencies operating in London and then Hosts are invited to offer hospitality in their season of need.

‘It says in the New Testament “Neglect not hospitality for some thereby entertained angels unawares”. This campaign is very much in the spirit of the Christian faith from its earliest time’ The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres, Bishop of London

This campaign has been catalysed by the hospitality shown by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in welcoming a Syrian Family to Lambeth Palace.

Angela Afzal

Angela Afzal

Refugee Response Co-ordinator at Capitalmass

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