Brief sanctuary

Francis Standish on creating a new place of refuge at Claridge House

I was a stranger and you took me in…

- Matthew 25:35

In early October 2018, as autumn’s gentle welcome attended us, we enjoyed the privilege of hosting seven refugees and asylum seekers at Claridge House, a Quaker-run retreat centre in Surrey, for two days and nights, as a pilot retreat project. Six of these guests were originally from different African countries, one from Bangladesh.

You need to login to read subscriber-only content and/or comment on articles.