February Clothing Collection Date Cancelled




Also, please don’t leave donations at the Church or any of the Bridge Church building.

The policy of the Church is any bags just left will be sadly just thrown away. If they get wet or get contaminated the donations become a Health & Safety issue.

If bags begin to be left at the Bridge Church site and not handed over to anyone from our group this will jeopardise BRWR using The Bridge Church as a collection point.



Poem – Refugees by Brian Bilston

Read top-to-bottom as normal, his piece says refugees “are not welcome here”, calls on them to “go back to where they came from” and says “a place should only belong to those who are born there”.

But the poet adds a small request at the end of his poem: “Now read from bottom-to-top”. And the results are really something else…

Refugees by Brian Bilston


The Transports – A Tale of Exile & Migration

The Artrix, Bromsgrove, Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 8pm.

Come and see the Transports,  a diverse array of British folk musicians, performing a tale of exile and migration. Included is the Parallel Lives project, which gathers local stories of migration from across Britain, tales of people who’ve left or arrived there. They may be centuries apart, but their stories are often similar – and they show how migration has always been part of life.

Click here to book tickets.

The Sponsor Refugees Project

Go to the Sponsor Refugees website to find out about Sponsor Refugees, a project of Citizens UK.

From their email to BRWR: “In the early new year, 20 refugee families will have arrived through the community sponsorship programme, but we need to do more! You can support us by considering becoming a sponsor yourselves, joining our landlords registry or by making a donation to strengthen the work of our foundation.”

Their website is superb. Please take some time to have a look.