The Grange, Norfolk, and City of Sanctuary
The July meeting of Amnesty will have Ben Margolis as a speaker, talking about The Grange, in Norfolk, and City of Sanctuary.
City of Sanctuary
City of Sanctuary UK holds the vision that the UK will be a welcoming place of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution.
City of Sanctuary UK began in October 2005 in Sheffield. In September 2007, with the support of the City Council and over 70 local community organisations, Sheffield became the UK’s first ‘City of Sanctuary’ – a city that takes pride in the welcome it offers to people in need of safety. Here is a link to the one in Norwich.
Since then, City of Sanctuary UK, the umbrella organisation, has supported the development of a network of groups, which includes villages, towns, cities and regions across the UK, and others engaged in Streams of Sanctuary, Sanctuary Awards and activities intended to welcome people seeking sanctuary.
Whilst we are a movement in our own right City of Sanctuary UK also contributes towards wider movement building through partnership work and supporting advocacy and campaigning initiatives. City of Sanctuary UK enjoys close partnerships with all the major refugee organisations and we are committed to working with them to build a united voice to advocate for people seeking sanctuary in our nations and worldwide.
The Grange is a place of sanctuary for people and for nature. An ever-changing group of people from near and far call The Grange home for a short period of time during which they have the opportunity to find some peace from the often harsh realities of daily life, and to learn skills and gain basic qualifications.
We are based in an old rectory surrounded by 10 acres of beautiful meadows and gardens in the picturesque village of Great Cressingham in West Norfolk. We are fortunate to share the space with a wide range of wildlife including barn owls, kingfishers and muntjac as well as domesticated ponies, sheep, chickens and guinea pigs. The beauty of The Grange makes it a wonderful setting for people looking for peace and inspiration.
If you would like to find out more about what we do or have a group that you would like to bring to The Grange please do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Grange is a not-for-profit organisation limited by guarantee with a board of Directors and a group of Elders who offer guidance and support.
Meeting organised by Amnesty International. Contact Avril