Manchester Newman Lecture 2018 @ The Friends Meeting House
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

photo of Sarah TeatherSarah Teather, Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service, is giving this year’s Manchester Newman Lecture.

The title is “Conscience and the Image of God – Revelations from accompanying refugees”.

The venue of the Friends Meeting House is just behind the Manchester Central Library.

There is no charge for admission but booking a place is essential.

Please email or phone Chris Quirke to book a place.


Phone: 07764 946074

Community Sponsorship of Syrian Refugee Families @ St Mary & St Michaels Parish Hall,
Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This event has been organised by Churches Together in Settle Justice and Peace Group.

photo of Sean RyanThe speaker for this evening meeting will be Sean Ryan,  National Caritas Community Sponsorship Co-ordinator.

Sean spoke at the Leeds Diocesan Refugee Support Group meeting at the end of January (as shown in the photo) explaining how church communities can sponsor individual families. If you want to do more about refugees and live in Craven district then this is a great opportunity to find out more about this scheme and how whole church communities can become involved.

Refugee Week 2018
Jun 18 – Jun 24 all-day

logo for refugee weekRefugee Week is the UK’s largest festival celebrating the contribution of refugees and promoting understanding of why people seek sanctuary.

The theme for 2018 is:

Twenty years celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees.

More information is available – and some free resources to use – from the Refugee Week Website