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What is a ‘City of Sanctuary’?

City of Sanctuary Launch

Bristol City of Sanctuary Launch

A ‘City of Sanctuary’ is a place where a broad range of local people, organisations, community groups, schools and faith communities, as well as local government, are publicly committed to welcoming and including people seeking sanctuary.

About Bristol City of Sanctuary

Bristol City of Sanctuary is part of a network of Cities of Sanctuary across the UK.  We all hold the vision that our nations will be welcoming places of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to all who need it.

We recognise the incredible contribution that sanctuary seekers make to Bristol. We celebrate and welcome the diversity that makes up our city, believing that it is something to be proud of.

Our members are Bristol City of Sanctuary: individuals and organisations from across the city, working together to create a culture of welcome and safety for all.

Our Mission

We support local organisations and individuals in Bristol and its surrounding areas to uphold Bristol’s long standing tradition of welcoming and providing safety for all, including people seeking sanctuary fleeing from war, violence and persecution.





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