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Refugee Week 2023

This year Refugee Week in Birmingham runs from Saturday 17 to Sunday 25 June and the national theme for Refugee Week 2023 is: Compassion.

There are a number of events and opportunities to engage with this year.

For a full list of events click on this link Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham


We have highlighted a few events for you here

My Birmingham – Birch Network

Photography Exhibition and event

Thursday 22nd June – 4:00-8.30pm

Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RT

An exhibition of photographs by Birch Network service users will be displayed with the photographers present to engage the public in conversations prompted by the work. There will be interpreters on hand to help with conversations.  With live music from ‘In her Shoes’, singing songs written by refugee women.

Plus activities and refreshments

Compassion in Refugee Week

23rd June – 1.30 – 3.30pm

Prayer at St Martins in the Bull Ring Church

For Personal & Confidential

Prayer for healing and hope


March for Compassion

Saturday 24th June – 10.15am

Birmingham City Centre
Meeting at Waterstones 10:00am

March to Birmingham’s Get-together for Compassion in Centenary Square

Let’s walk through Birmingham city centre to show our solidarity with refugees and people seeking asylum.


You may be interested in the following organisations.

Welcome Churches

A Refugee Prayer Hour has been organised by Welcome Churches for Monday 19th June, 8pm-9pm. This event is taking place via zoom, register HERE to receive the link.

Visit Welcome Churches to find out more about the work they do, their network and how they support Churches.


Restore is a project of Birmingham Churches Together offering support and friendship. You can train to be a befriender with Restore – visit their website to find out about opportunities.

If your Church is hosting an event as part of Refugee Week, let us know and we can add it to our list of events.





For information on Refugee Week nationally click HERE



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