“I was a stranger and you welcomed me”

Many of us will be familiar with these words of Jesus from the Gospel of Matthew.

A day-long conference is being held to look at how we can welcome and support refugees and asylum seekers in our churches and in our communities.

As strangers going through a uncertain time in an unfamiliar place this conference will give Christians the tools they need to welcome refugees and asylum seekers into our faith communities.

Workshops will take place and there will be an address from the Anglican Bishop of Whitby, The Rt. Rev. Paul Ferguson.

The conference will take place on Saturday 11th October, 9.30am-4pm at The Trinity Centre, North Ormesby, MIddlesbrough (off the market place).

Booking is essential for refreshment and catering purposes. Those wishing to attend should visit http://www.church-asylumseekers.eventbrite.com or contact Barbara Edwards by calling (01642) 812622.

For more information see the attached poster: Asylumeventflier (1)

Modern Day Slavery – a night of film with Q&A

There will be a night of film with Q&A on the issue of Modern Day Slavery, taking pace on Tuesday 30th September at The Trinity Centre, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough (off the market place).

The event is organised by the Diocese of Middlesbrough Women’s Commission and is part of their efforts to make Middlesbrough a ‘traffik free zone’.

For more information, see the attached poster here: MiddlesbroughA4poster21_8