"I was a stranger and you welcomed me."
(St Matthew 25:35)
We support Refugee and Migrant Network Sutton as we believe that we have a part to play in making our society one in which all, especially the most vulnerable, are valued and empowered.
RMNS offers friendship, advice, counselling and English language classes to refugees, asylum seekers and newly settled migrants. RMNS operates a Drop-In Centre every Wednesday from 10.00 to 12.00 at Trinity Church Hall, including a crèche to enable parents to attend the English classes.
RMNS is a separate charity, independent of Trinity Church. However Trinity is a "member" of RMNS and we provide them with accommodation, volunteers, food from our Harvest Festival and gift tokens for the children donated by our members at Christmas.
Trinity runs a successful joint project with RMNS, an English teaching parent and toddler group on Monday mornings.
In 2017 RMNS were successful in gaining a Big Lottery grant covering 3 years of core funding, this is really good news that means they can increase the hours for their paid advice worker.
Refugee and Migrant