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 provide practical support to the homeless and vulnerable while also providing a space for prayer and opportunity to explore the Christian faith.
Where we are
49 Saddler Street
*Latest Covid Information:
Sanctuary 21 is really missing its guests and volunteers during the covid crisis and are so frustrated that we have been unable to open during all the restrictions. Through the first lockdown and summer period Salvation Army buildings were only open for Worship, (where appropriate) and Foodbanks. However, on the 6th of October the Salvation Army produced a risk assessment for their community café’s to complete in preparation for re-opening. We risk assessed Sanctuary 21’s building and it was passed as covid-secure. We planned to re-open on the 9th November. Unfortunately the second lockdown came into place and restrictions on cafe's re-opening resumed.
We are now in the third Lockdown and due to the current Covid restrictions our cafe will remain closed until restrictions ease. Please keep an eye on this website for updates on when we can re-open.
Please be assured our work supporting the homeless and vulnerable continues as we partner with the local authority, winter night shelter & housing support agencies. We continue to open Sanctuary 21 to rough sleepers on an emergency referral basis so they can access food, clothing and shower facilities.
Our prayer rooms remain open for personal prayer. If anyone would like to book a prayer space contact the number on our website.
A huge thanks to everyone who has supported the Christmas Toy Appeal this year. Amidst difficult circumstances due to the pandemic businesses, organisations and the public have rose to the challenge and responded so generously with donations of toys, food and monetary gifts. As a result of your help, with the support of our partner agencies, we have been able to deliver toys and food from our Salvation Army church in Crook to almost 350 children from the local area. Whether you donated items locally or gave on our just giving page - a big thank you once again, your generosity helps us support the most vulnerable in our community. God Bless.
A special shout out to local businesses who supported us: The Co-op - Newton Hall, DWP Durham, HMP Frankland, Tesco - Market Place, New Look Durham, LED Lighting - Aycliffe Industrial Estate, Burnell Fencing - Esh Winning, Howarth Litchfield - Belmont & HMRC Peterlee. Thanks to you all
Toys generously donated ready to be packed and distributed to local families.