As a church, we support SANCTUS (St. Mark’s) which in turn supports asylum seekers and refugees in Stoke-on-Trent.

SANCTUS aims to walk alongside people who find their way to this area from all around the world, in a non judgemental and safe environment. At its Drop-ins in Shelton and Longton, it welcomes women, men and children, of all faiths and none.

You can read more about SANCTUS, HERE.

Our main support for SANCTUS is by buying and giving essential items from the following lists:

Items that SANCTUS always needs Items that SANCTUS needs just now
  • nappies
  • baby wipes
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • shampoo
  • shower gel
  • razors
  • soap
  • shaving cream
  • sanitary towels (not tampons)
  • size 5/6 nappies
  • empty egg boxes
  • tinned fruit
  • tinned rice pudding
  • Pushchairs (in working order)
    + rain covers
  • Moses baskets (pref with stand)
    + fitted & flat sheets
  • Pram & Cot blankets
  • baby baths
  • First size car seats
  • Bouncy chairs
  • Playmats
  • Sterilisers & tablets
  • baby change bags and mats
  • baby toiletries
  • New baby bottles (for newborn)
  • Baby clothes (0-12 months only)
  • Muslin cloths/bibs
  • maternity sanitary towels,
    breast pads, feeding bras

Small items can be placed in the box near the West Door at the back of church.

Larger items may be delivered to SANCTUS at St. Mark’s Church, Shelton, between 5pm and 7.30 pm on Tuesdays or between 9.30 and 12 noon on Wednesdays.

Alternatively, if you have an item you’d like to donate, but can’t deliver it yourself, please contact our church office.

Thank you for your support.