Supporting people practically and emotionally through Britain’s Hostile Environment.
Who We Are
A diverse group of people at different stages of the asylum and refugee process.
What We Do
Support each other, get involved in church activities and organise our own events.
Email Max, Refugee & Asylum Support Worker , or meet us at church.
The Asylum and Refugee Group is at the heart of our work, ethos and community.
We are a group for people living through the Hostile Environment, looking for support, solidarity and community.
Many of us are LGBTQ+ and are from countries where it is unsafe or illegal to be ourselves, especially while connecting with our faith.
We are proud to explore our identities as a community and individually in an affirming place that recognises God’s love for us isn’t determined by who we love or how we identify.
We also have a dedicated member of staff, Max Fedyk, our Refugee & Asylum Support Worker. Max provides practical and emotional support throughout the journey through the system, as well as signposting to additional help.
If you are currently living through the Hostile Environment, are in the asylum system or are a refugee and want to get involved with the Asylum and Refugee Group, please do reach out. Click on the button below to email Max, or come to a Sunday service at church and ask any of the clergy or vergers to put you in touch with us.
This project is funded through our Solidarity Fund and Westminster City ward budget.
Over the past few years, members of our family have found their forever home and received Leave to Remain, and those who haven’t have displayed exemplary strength.
In 2022 we launched our new café, a social enterprise, with Redemption Roasters, working with individuals who were formerly incarcerated to build new lives through education and employment in the speciality coffee business.
A free drop-in counselling service in the St James’s courtyard
Monday & Tuesday 10am – 7pm
Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm (Saturday closes at 4pm)
We are a member of West London Citizens. Together we develop local leaders, strengthen local organisations and make change.
Empowering people to establish connections and thrive in a new home and community.