Refugees welcome here

Published on: 2 December 2021

Last summer we witnessed events unfolding in Afghanistan with many fleeing their homeland as the Taliban took power.

At the request of Norfolk County Council, Bishop Graham re-launched the Refugee Fund and thanks to the generous response, we’re able to administer grants to meet the needs of those arriving here. We have also been able to make a vacant clergy house available for an Afghan family. Bishop Graham says: “My prayer is that this house will soon become a home for a family to settle and thrive in. May they find the welcome that so many ‘strangers’ down the centuries have found in the wonderful city of Norwich. It’s another way of living out the Gospel of Christ in loving our neighbour.” To find out more about what practical help is still needed, please visit Norfolk County Council’s website page

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