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

Christmas appeal

The Salvation Army Sanctuary 21 will be receiving Christmas Toys again for our 2023 Christmas Toy Appeal. Please bring any Toy donations to Saddler Street during our opening hours. You can help us spread the joy of Christmas to families whose children would otherwise not receive a gift.

Please support your local Christmas Present Appeal by finding your nearest appeal and donating new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children who might not otherwise receive a Christmas present. The gifts will then be wrapped and distributed to those in need. 

Suggested Gift List for Children and Young People

We believe every child deserves a new gift at Christmas so we are unable to take used or second hand items for the Christmas Present Appeal.

0-3 years: dolls, teddy bears, cot mobiles, baby clothes, bath toys, suitable music and nursery rhymes, puzzles

3-5: dolls and action figures, cars, lorries, colouring sets, pencils, crayons, books, puzzles

5-9: educational games & toys, stationery (colouring sets, pencils, crayons, school sets), books, puzzles, wordsearch, crosswords

9-12: games and toys, stationery, books, t-shirts, hair accessories, gloves, scarves, hats

13-16: books, make-up and toiletries (please try to ensure non-allergic ingredients if possible), gloves, scarves, hats, t-shirts, hair accessories and gift vouchers

Over the years, millions of children and young people have benefited from gifts donated to The Salvation Army.

By giving a gift to our Christmas Present Appeal you can make a real difference in someone’s life at Christmas.

We meet on Sundays to explore faith and discipleship.

Currently we are looking at a programme called ‘Life Explored’: which is an opportunity, with help of video clips and discussion, to consider questions that help us understand our search for fulfillment and Jesus’s offer of life in all it’s fullness.

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

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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Durham Sanctuary 21