In order to comply with the government guidelines we have currently suspended all activities -theses include all the planned activities and the groups that we help to run:

  • Talk English
  • Ladies Drama
  • Sanctuary Story Tellers
  • Sewing Sisters

These will remain suspended until further notice – We will update his as we can.

We are also postponing our AGM until we can set a new date – this as originally planned for the 2nd April.

The calendar section of this website has been removed to avoid any conflicting information – this will be re-instated once we get more news.


We have set up a City of Sanctuary Bolton WhatsApp group so that we can still stay in touch and share experiences and news – please share this link and please do join us. (You may have to copy and paste the link in your phone browser)


Please see below the March Newsletter


Newsletter March 2020





City of Sanctuary is a national movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. City of Sanctuary’s network of local groups includes over 50 towns and cities across the UK and Ireland, all working to build to building this culture of welcome across every sphere of society.

For many years Bolton has offered a home to people whose lives were in danger in their own countries. Many have lost their homes and families, but they have brought new skills, music, food and hard work to build up our town.
City of Sanctuary supporters in Bolton so far include Bolton at Home, the Octagon Theatre, Bolton Council of Mosques, Bolton Hindu Forum, Bolton Wanderers Community Trust, Bolton CVS, Urban Outreach, British Red Cross, BRASS, the Destitution Project, Bolton Parish Church and a range of churches and community groups. Supporting organisations promise to welcome and include people seeking sanctuary in their activities.
The group would like more local organisations and individuals to help in making Bolton proud to be a place of safety. It is planning to organise talks and events to bring Bolton people together, to fund raise and recruit volunteers

City of Sanctuary UK Information