Community get-together at the Mosque

Photos from the Mosque visit last month. It was an opportunity for some refugees, the Church Mother’s Union Group and the Muslim community to mingle together. One refugee commented: “I just prayed for my family and everyone in Syria“. The Mosque provided refreshments for the visitors. In addition, the Mother’s Union visitors also supported the […]

BRWR Craft Stall at The Bridge Church

Here are some photos from the Bridge Church, where the BRWR Craft Group displayed and sold their hand made items. The Craft Group is a vehicle to further support and extend language acquisition in a “real life situation“ and help the refugees become more culturally aware through interaction with different individuals. The Craft Group helps […]

Fled from distant lands

Poem by Margaret, a BRWR committee member and volunteer. Accepted for ‘The Poetry of Worcestershire’ anthology. Please read, then read again:   Fled from distant lands Quietly we’ve settled here in Worcestershire. Unrecognised, unknown, Head-scarfed, long-robed, strange in the rain Welcomed to your villages and homes. Will you listen while we learn your tongue? Speak […]

Christmas Party

You’re invited to our Christmas Party. All supporters welcome – bring food.

Many thanks to the Aleathon Runners

Every year, hardened athletes from the RunSanders and Avoncroft Hurriers run groups take part in an Aleathon for charity. Starting at the Ewe and Lamb, they run to the Queens Head, then along the canal to the Navigation Inn, then the Boat and Railway, then back up the hill along Brickhouse Lane to the Ewe […]

An Empty Room – Social Justice in Action

You are invited to a presentation about Newstarts by their CEO Marion Kenyon. Newstarts help refugees by providing furniture, used PCs, even work opportunities. Come and hear about their work – details on poster.

The Syrians and the Kindertransport – Radio 4

28-minute Radio 4 programme, described in the Radio Times thus: “In Lozells church, Birmingham, refugees meet and compare experiences. Ruth is 98 and Lia is 88, and are both Jewish, Louai and Murad are in their 30’s and both Muslims. Despite those obvious differences, these four have much in common – especially their experience of […]