On Saturday 9th June, 45 asylum seekers and refugees were welcomed to Broseley for a Day Out, hosted by Broseley Churches Together and the local refugee support group. Relationships have developed for a couple of years between the Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary and Broseley. There was a soup lunch at the Methodist Church, with games in the church garden, followed by walks to the park, around the town, or down to Ironbridge, and ending with a BBQ back at the Methodist Church.
So wonderful to have the opportunity to bring together men, women and children of different races, cultures and languages and enjoy time together.
Before our guests arrived, the children at Messy Church thought about the parable of the Good Samaritan – “Who is my neighbour?” The day reminded us, as Jesus did, to think bigger. A wonderful day. Thank you Broseley![Reprinted with permission from Telford Methodists’ Facebook page]
Click HERE for an A3 collage/poster of photographs of the day (Requires Microsoft Word. All taken with permission).
Thanks to the generosity and enthusiasm (and fund-raising) of communities far from Wolverhampton, this is the second of three days out in the countryside this summer for asylum seeker and refugee families living in Wolverhampton. If all goes as planned, a small group will also be taken to stay on the Welsh coast for a few days.