What we do
Sanctus St Mark's is a support group for refugees and people who are seeking asylum in the UK. We aim to walk alongside people who find their way to us, from all around the world, in a non judgemental and safe environment.
Where we are
We are in Stoke on Trent, in the Midlands, but the reach of our ministry extends to Europe and beyond. We aim to connect with like minded groups around the world.
Who we serve
We welcome women, men and children, without prejudice, of all faiths, lifestyles, ages, nationalities, ethnicities, sexualities, gender identification and social circumstances.
Our world is in crisis, as millions of people move from one place to another in search of safety and hope. There are currently an estimated 59.5 million people displaced around the world, and we cannot turn the other way and pretend that we can't see them.
It is time for us to open our arms and open our hearts, as we begin to discover that together we can make a difference!
From Wednesday, 18th March., we will not be running the following services:
• English Lessons
• Families Room
• Help Desk
We are committed to continuing to provide as much support as possible during this difficult time and hope to offer:
Food Support. We hope that we will receive enough provision from the supermarket donations to enable us to distribute food packs.
Sanctus Helpline - Wednesday morning
07933 714 075
Please text, rather than phone.
It will be available on Wednesday morning only, 9.30 till 12.30 daytime, except in emergencies.
DROP-IN FOR ASYLUM AND SEEKERS AND REFUGEES
Refugees and asylum seekers in Stoke-on-Trent are invited to DROP-IN on a Wednesday morning, for a listening ear, help with bureaucracy, a informal English lessons, support with accommodation and assistance with food, baby equipment, family support and assistance with accessing a legal representative.
Men, women and children are all welcome. We have ‘stay and play’ activities for pre-school children.
The drop-in sessions are supported by a team of committed volunteers, Sexual Health Services, Refugee and asylum nursing team (including mental health), Citizens Advice Bureau, the Department for Work and Pensions and other organisations.
Could you help us ?
We are looking for donations of:
Tins of tomatos, kidney beans and tuna
Nappies - in sizes 4,5 and 6
Contact us via the link below if you can help
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me"
words of Jesus
Sanctus St Marks exists to welcome, support and walk alongside people who are isolated, due to leaving behind the country of their birth to seek sanctuary in the UK. Our name comes from the Latin word which means Holy. We believe that there no action more holy than welcoming and loving people.
We know that faith is an important aspect of many peoples lives, and is often the reason why they have fled from the country of their birth. And so we aim for our welcome to reflect and acknowledge that, offering support to people of all faiths and none.