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 committed to fulfilling God's two great commands 'to love God and love people.' We seek to do this through prayer, practical Christian compassion and social justice by 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

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.


We meet on Sundays to explore faith and discipleship.

Why not join us on Sunday mornings it would be great to see you.

Perspective is everything


321 is a course that invites you to see life the way Jesus does.
Inspired by Jesus’ vision of reality, 321 is designed to help you think about God, the world and yourself through immersive videos and thoughtful illustrations.

Course commences at Sanctuary 21 Sunday Morning the 9th June 2024 from 10.30am

STAR Life Course


The STAR Life Course is a transformative and free 6-week course designed to support individuals dealing with addictive habits or behaviours. This interactive course is centered around the holistic well-being of the mind, body, and spirit, recognizing their crucial roles in the journey to recovery. Drawing on the principles of the 12-Step model, biblical wisdom, and overall wellness, the course offers teaching, identification, activation, and steps to active life recovery.

Led by a team of individuals with personal experience in recovery, the STAR Life Course aims to journey alongside participants, helping them improve their quality of life and find freedom from addiction. We encourage participants to join from week 1, but we understand that circumstances may differ, and you are welcome to join at any point during the course.

Course details

If you are struggling with an addictive habit or behaviour why not start your recovery journey by joining  a compassionate community committed to promoting awareness, providing support, and fostering transformation.

The next course commences on the 13th June 2024 at Sanctuary 21 arrive from 1.30pm for 2pm start.

To sign up please contact us via our email address darryn.hook@salvationarmy.org.uk you will receive an email containing detailed instructions on how to join the sessions.


Remote video URL
Durham Sanctuary 21