Saturday, 11 January 2014

The Welcome Project

The charity that St Paul's concentrates on this month is The Welcome Project. Several of our members of helpers. But what is the project?

"The Welcome Project is open for all asylum seekers and is based at St. Martins House , the Leicester diocese headquarters, next to Leicester Cathedral.

The Welcome Project was established in 2001 and at first, the Cathedral provided a venue at 21 St. Martins in the heart of Leicester. Following the opening of St Martins House in 2011, the project relocated to its current home.
It helps asylum seekers with the filling in of various forms to get them support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service), getting their children into schools and registering with local GPs. They also write letters, make phone calls and send faxes, advocate for them and give informal advice." They also provide food and toiletries for the needy.
We pray for all those who need the services of the Welcome Project, all asylum seekers and all seeking refuge here in Britain. We thank God for all those who volunteer for this work and make such a difference and we also thank God for all those who support the Welcome Project with gifts and money.
We pray too for those who develop or implement immigration policy that they would recognise that all humans are made in the image of God.