Christians Aware, Rochdale Parish Church of St Chad and St Mary in the Baum
Rochdale, Red Cross Refugee Hub Rochdale, The Salvation Army Rochdale, Talk
English, St Andrewís Methodist and URC Church, and friends invite you to

Listening to Refugees and Asylum
Seekers
An opportunity to hear from those who have come to Rochdale and surrounding
communities from various parts of the world
Saturday 27th October 2018
St. Chadís Church
Sparrow Hill
Rochdale OL16 1QT
Hear from Refugees and Asylum Seekers. In small groups we shall
listen to individuals and learn about their journeys to Rochdale
A wide range of nationalities will be represented
Hear from Churches, Red Cross and other local partners about their
work with newcomers to the town
No charge for the day (voluntary donation). Disabled Access
Connect with agencies and find out how to get involved

Programme
10.30 Arrivals, and refreshments.
11.00 Welcome and introduction to the day from local civic and faith
leaders
1130-1245 Listening to Refugees 1
1245 Lunch (Please bring some food to share, Drinks available. Time for
networking)
1330 Listening to Refugees 2
1430 Rochdale Cooperates: an overview of current work with Refugees
and plans
1445 Conclusion Barbara Butler, Executive Secretary, Christians
Aware
15.00                 Departures

By Car
St Chadís is at the end of Church Stile off Drake Street .
Address for Sat Navs is Sparrow Hill, Rochdale, OL16 1QY.

3 hours free parking outside the Church and unrestricted nearby.

On Foot.
From the Town Hall walk up the Church Steps. St Chadís is the Church at the top
with the tower.
By Bus
The number 17 passes along Drake Street. Descend at Church Stile

By Train
Trains to Rochdale from Leeds and Manchester every 20 minutes or so. Tram to
Rochdale Railway Station. Ask for directions to Town Hall and you will find the
Church en route. NB Trams are slower than trains journey time 40 mins from
Manchester.
For more information, please contact Mark Coleman on 0779 520 2955
To register contact the Christians Aware office: eliam.christiansaware@outlook.com
<mailto:eliam.christiansaware@outlook.com>                                                                                        
0116 254 0770
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