Category Archives: Asylum

Refugee Family 2

Our Holy Family continue their travels as refugees. They leave the Green pastures and reside with the Besfords where an Angel keeps watch.holy-family-04_sm

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Refugee Family 1

We have been celebrating the good news that Sameer, Raja and Mahmoud have all received “leave to remain” in the UK but now that Advent has arrived we have a different refugee family to think about.

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The Holy family made there way home to Leeds after a nice restful stay at Witton Castle. The A1 was very busy but they dealt with the heavy lorries well, dodging them and keeping the sheep close in to the fences for safety. Phew what a journey!

Throughout Advent this knitted Holy Family and “friends” will be travelling around the Leeds area seeking refuge in the homes of anyone who cares to look after them for a night or two. This gives us a chance to think about what it means to be a refugee and also to reflect on those special refugees of 2000 years ago.

Guardian article

Today the Guardian published a series of articles about welcoming refugees – and TRJFP@AH was included!

Read the article here!

VIDEO “The World Is Our Song” (Unofficial Anthem for Team Refugees)

This was All Hallows last night as we rehearsed and recorded the Unofficial Anthem for #TeamRefugees “The World Is Our Song” written and led by Beccy Owen. You can download the song from Beccy’s Bandcamp site and all profits go to PAFRAS (Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers)

On the 7th day of Night Shelter week…

After one last joyful evening and morning together, we said a sad farewell to our guests, praised God for a GOOD week, and went off to rest 🙂

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Night Shelter day 6

This morning’s Eucharist was a moving symbol of the reality we’ve been sharing all week – the kingdom of heaven is a great big party! And also a reminder that the party isn’t complete until love joy and justice ‘kiss’ and fill the earth…

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Night Shelter night 5

These photos give a little glimpse of the wonderful welcome joy and generosity (and amazing FOOD!) that Leeds Grand Mosque shared with us last night. Praise God and thanks be to all of these dear brothers and sisters  🙂

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Night Shelter night 4

What are we trying to prove with all these night shelter shenanigans??

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Thanks be to God for another brilliant evening of meeting and eating. Super tasty pasta carbonara thanks to Lorea and Chris, and homemade choc-chip cookies courtesy of Sheraz and Raadhiyah. Mostly Raadhiyah 🙂

Night Shelter night 3

Another cheery evening of food and fun and friendship-building! Big thanks to Janet from St Michael’s Headingley who cooked us supper, to Sally from Leeds Vineyard Church for serving up and washing up supper, and to Simon from Hyde Park Methodist Church who did the overnight shift…

Night Shelter night 2

Praise God for another wonderful evening- full of new friends, tasty curry, stories and conversations, card tricks and games (SPOONS!) and lots of laughs 🙂