Refugee Crisis - Open Your Hearts

Catholics in England and Wales are urged to respond to the refugee crisis with prayer, practical action and advocacy. Whether it's donating time, skills or money, you can make a valuable contribution to the humanitarian effort. Our response will be coordinated locally through the dioceses.


Community Sponsorship Scheme - Resettlement of Refugees

The Community Sponsorship Scheme is a government-backed initiative that enables community groups - including the Catholic Church, its agencies and charities - to take on the role of supporting resettled refugees in the UK. 

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CBCEW Statement

The refugee crisis is a huge challenge, not only in Europe and the Middle East, but in many others parts of the world where large numbers of refugees live de...Read more

Let Us Pray

Prayer for Peace

A prayer for peace by Pope St John Paul II that can be used to pray for an end to the war in Syria and for peace for the Syrian refugees fleeing violence. Read more


How Can I Help?

The Catholic Church's response in England and Wales to meeting the needs of refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria will be coordinated locally through the di...Read more


Dioceses: Local contacts and websites

Our response to the refugee crisis is being coordinated locally through the Catholic dioceses of England and Wales. Diocesan coordinators are listed on this page. This list will be kept up to date. There's also a map linking out to our diocesan websites. Read more