Community Sponsorship Scheme

The Community Sponsorship Scheme offers a way for local groups - including parish groups - to assist refugees fleeing war and violence to integrate safely into our local communities. There are also local co-ordinators in our dioceses helping to shape our response.

Refugees and Migrants


The Community Sponsorship Scheme is a government-backed initiative that enables community groups - including the Catholic Church, its agencies and charities...Read more


Local Contacts

Some of the Catholic dioceses of England and Wales have coordinators who can respond to issues relating to migrants and refugees. Read more


Prayer for Peace

A prayer for peace by Pope St John Paul II that can be used to pray for an end to violence in Syria and the Middle East. We also pray for peace for the refug...Read more