ACAP Ashton Churches Asylum Project
St Thomas’ and St Luke’s work alongside Beacon Church, St Oswald’s, Hope Church, and St Wilfrid’s to support asylum seekers and refugees who are based in our town. This ministry is an important way in which we can show God’s love to people who have had to leave their homes and face very tough situations. Our ministry to support asylums seekers includes:
- Home visits. Team of visitors from our churches visit the asylum seekers at the addresses where they are living to befriend them and to offer support and assistance.
- Language classes. We provide weekly English classes for those who want to come along and improve their English language skills.
- Sunday Social. We provide a drop-in for those who want to come along for a drink and a chat or to play games.
- Bikes. We endeavour to provide a bike to each asylum seeker would like one. The bikes help asylum seekers to get into Wigan to collect their benefit and to visit friends in the area with incurring the cost of bus fares.
The Church Urban Fund has provided generous financial support for this work and their support is gratefully acknowledged.
If you would like to know more about this ministry or to support it then please contact Anne or Chris Wooff on 01942 724207.