Church of Sanctuary Conference

What does it mean to be a ‘church of sanctuary’? This conference will explore the theology of sanctuary by looking at the biblical, historical, and ecclesiastical foundations of the practice of hospitality and the provision of refuge.

This conference will be of interest to church leaders, community groups, activists, and anyone else interested in exploring the theory and practice of sanctuary in the United Kingdom and Ireland in a church context.

The event is supported by Churches’ Refugee Network – Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.

Download the draft timetable here.

18-19 September 2019
Sarum College, Salisbury
Arrivals from 10am on Wednesday, 18 September with the event starting at 11am. The event will finish at 4pm on Thursday, 19 September 2019.

Registration Fee:
£90 for non-residential*
£150 for residential

For planning purposes, it may be helpful to know that the final session will finish on 18 September at 8pm and the first session on 19 September will begin at 9:00am.

Rev Dr Inderjit Bhogal: Retired Methodist Minister; Founder and President of City of Sanctuary UK
Dr Jayme R. Reaves: Public Theologian; Author ofSafeguarding the Stranger: An Abrahamic Theology and Ethic of Protective Hospitality
Rev Dr Paul Weller: Research Fellow in Religion and Society; Associate Director Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture
Rt Revd Jonathan Clark: Bishop of Croydon; Chair of the Churches’ Refugee Network