IMG_8692Sanctuary in Chichester is a registered charity (no. 1181855). We have a network of around 150 people in West Sussex  who are committed to making our area a welcoming place for refugees and asylum seekers. Find out what we do and how to get involved.

The refugee crisis is the biggest in our time since World War II and we feel the need to take action at home. Read more about the crisis.

We launched a fundraising campaign to raise £40,000 by the end of 2019 and the response so far has been fantastic.

You can donate here if you wish to help.

Find out about our coming local events here.

We’re part of the City of Sanctuary movement.

Are you a refugee or asylum seeker?

If you are a refugee or asylum seeker local to the Chichester area, we would be so happy to welcome you into our community. We hold drop-in sessions twice per week where you can come and get to know us, practise your English and connect with local people. For security reasons we don’t post the time and location of our drop-ins online, but we will gladly share them with you via email.

If you are interested in coming along, please get in touch with us at sanctuaryinchichester@gmail.com or contact us on Facebook.

We really hope to meet you soon.