Our Home: Refugee Week 2024

First published on: 10th June 2024

Refugee Week is a global, annual festival around World Refugee Day on 20 June. This year it runs from 17 to 23 June. It celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. The theme for 2024 is Our Home.

In our diocese we recognise Refugee Week by encouraging people to find out more about the ways that they can help and support refugees as well as promoting and organising events. 

Find out more about what is happening on the Social Justice Network website.

Kent Refugees Programmes Manager, Domenica Pecoraro said: “In our diocese we carry out transforming work with people on the move and work with church communities where practictable. The work happens year round but it's good to be able to raise the profile of this important and continuing work during Refugee Week.”   

Projects that the diocese is involved in via the Social Justice Network includes:

  • Welcome hub for Ukrainian refugees and Host families 
  • One Stop Shop for Refugee and asylum seeking women
  • Anglican refugee support in Northern France
  • English classes and employment support service at Welcome Café in Canterbury
  • Voices of Welcome schools project
  • Community sponsorship scheme

To find out how your church or school could get involved with this work please contact Domenica Pecoraro. 

Email: DPecoraro@diocant.org   Mobile: 07801 898215 



Home: An Interactive Exhibition

Monday 17-Friday 21 June in The Chapter House, Canterbury Cathedral

Free exhibition, included with a valid Cathedral Admission Ticket or Cathedral Pass.

Explore what ‘home’ means to you and to those who have had to leave their own homes as a result of war, violence, oppression or climate change.

During Refugee Week, as we focus on the plight of refugees, we invite you to experience how they have come to create a new home here in Canterbury, and the cultural richness that they have brought with them.

Organised and devised by the Refugee Project Board including:The Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN), the Social Justice Network of the Diocese of Canterbury and Canterbury Cathedral.


A Place Called Home

An evening of discernment, knowledge sharing and actions in solidarity with those whose “home” is no more.

When? 18 June, 7:30-9pm
Where? Online


Green Border

'Green Border is a tough watch: a punch to the solar plexus. But a vital bearing of cinematic witness to what is happening in Europe right now' The Guardian 2023.
When? 22 June, 2pm
Where? Cathedral Lodge AV Room, CT1 2EH

Followed by Q&A.  Book your space. 


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