No Refugee Alone


WELCOME CHURCHES' vision is for every refugee in the UK to be welcomed by their local church. 

Your church is rich in resources and skills that make you a welcoming community! No matter where your church is, or what your experience has been so far, Welcome Churches can better equip you to welcome and integrate refugees into your community.

The Welcome Churches team has a wealth of experience in welcoming refugees and asylum seekers arriving in the UK. No matter how refugees are arriving in your area, we can equip you to become a welcoming community for them.



WELCOME CHURCHES has grown out of Community Church Derby and Upbeat Communities - a charity set up by the church in 2005 to help refugees arriving in the city.

Community Church Derby now has over 100 members from a refugee background. Welcome Churches helps other churches across the UK, embrace the diversity and contribution that refugees bring.

We work with you to build on your church’s strengths and resources to identify how you can welcome refugees to your community. The team will create an action plan with you and provide the training you need to see that plan become a reality.