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Church of Sanctuary Conference

  • Course Dates: Wed 18 September, 10:00 am to Thu 19 September, 4:00 pm

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.

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

Photo of Salisbury Cathedral by Ash Mills

If you’d like to book, please email us (courses@sarum.ac.uk) with the following information:

  • full name
  • email address
  • phone number
  • postal address
  • Affiliated Church, Organisation, or Community
  • Booking type: Residential (£150) or Non-residential (£90)
  • Dietary and accessibility requirements

Sending this information provisionally reserves your place until payment is made via an invoice that will be sent to you via email.


Course Details

Wed 18 September, 10:00 am
Thu 19 September, 4:00 pm


Sarum College
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Sarum College
supported by Churches’ Refugee Network – Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.

The Revd Dr Inderjit Bhogal, retired Methodist Minister; founder and president of City of Sanctuary UK; Dr Jayme R. Reaves, public theologian; author of Safeguarding the Stranger: An Abrahamic Theology and Ethic of Protective Hospitality; Dr Paul Weller, research fellow in Religion and Society; associate director, Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture The Rt Revd Jonathan Clark: Bishop of Croydon; chair of the Churches’ Refugee Network
Course Price:
£90 for non-residential* £150 for residential