A Day and Night Cry for Social Justice seeks to be an ongoing prayer of Sanctuary21.

Sanctuary 21 is a Salvation Army church which provides a place of Sanctuary for the 21st Century. Our work is based on prayer, mission and social justice. We are a House of Prayer who in relationship with churches in Durham are commited to fulfilling God's two great commands 'to love God and people.' We seek to do this through a commitment to prayer and worship while seeking social justice through practically supporting those who are homeless and vulnerable in and around the City.

Where we are

49 Saddler Street
United Kingdom

Email address: darryn.hook@salvationarmy.org.uk
Email address: karen.hook@salvationarmy.org.uk

Phone: 0191 3864438
Phone: 07475640100

Darryn Hook

Territorial Envoy

Karen Hook

Territorial Envoy

54.7754712, -1.5746088

Christmas Appeal 2021

Christmas Present Appeal 2021

Christmas is going to be particularly challenging again for many families this year.

The Christmas Story of how the innkeeper welcomes Mary and Joseph into his stable when there was no where else for them to go inspires us as a church to reach out to those in need.

The Salvation Army wants to make sure that no child in our area goes without a gift this Christmas.

Can you help us by donating a new Toy for families in need? Sanctuary 21 Salvation Army Church is open for deliveries Monday, Wedenesday & Thursday between 9.30am to 2.00pm. If you cannot deliver on that day please contact darryn.hook@salvationarmy.org.uk to arrange delivery of any donations.

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation you can do so via our Just Giving page.

Each gift will help us to make Christmas special for those who may otherwise endure a bleak festive season.

The Christmas Present Appeal focuses on the local community and all donations you provide will directly benefit those in need in County Durham.

Details below give gift ideas for children and young people.

All toys have to be new and unwrapped:

Ideas for gifts, although this is not difinitive:

0-3 years: soft toys, colourful and fun educational toys, cot mobiles, baby clothes, bath toys, CDs of suitable music and nursery rhymes;

3-5 years: books, dressing up clothes, cars, lorries, dolls, action figures and soft toys, colourful and fun educational toys, CDs (music, stories and nursery rhymes), suitable DVDS, colouring sets, pencils, crayons, books, puzzles, footballs;

5-9 years: dolls and action figures, educational games and toys, stationery (colouring sets, pencils, crayons, school sets), CDs and family friendly DVDs - digital equivelants books, puzzles, word search, crosswords, skateboards, sports equipment and clothing;

9-12 years: games and toys, sports equipment and clothing, stationery, CDs, DVDs - digital equivalents, books, T-Shirts, hair ornaments, gloves, scarves, hats;

13-18 years: CDs, DVDs - digital equivalents, books, toiletries (please try to ensure non-allergic ingredients if possible), gloves, scarves, hats and other fashion accessories.

We are open!

Sanctuary 21 Cafe is open after a long period of closure due to Covid 19.

Our current Cafe opening times are as follows:

Monday:        10.30 - 1.30pm

Wednesday:  10.30 - 1.30pm

Thursday:      10.30 - 1.30pm

Sanctuary 21 continues to provide practical support to rough sleepers, homeless and other vulnerable people who present themselves with specific needs. This includes providing a free or discounted hot meal, clothing and shower facilities. A signposting system is in place that seeks to help people get effective help from local support agencies.

We also sell coffee, tea and light snacks including cakes and scones to members of the public. Funds raised from sales contributes towards our work. All are welcome.



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