Refugees & Asylum Seekers

On behalf of Hope Church Hounslow, we would like to extend our heartfelt welcome to you from our church community.

Hope Church Hounslow firmly believes in the value of acceptance and understanding, fostering an inclusive environment where every individual feels respected and valued. As a church, we are called by God to be a welcoming place of safety for all and to be able to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution. We understand that leaving one's homeland and seeking refuge in a foreign land can be a painful journey, often filled with challenges and uncertainties. We aim to provide you with a safe space to meet with God, to make friends, and where you can find comfort, assistance, and a community willing to embrace you as you embark on this new chapter of your life.

You are Welcome!
We would be delighted to have you at our services, and we will do our best to assist you where we can with providing translation assistance. We are blessed with having two church locations where we hold weekly services on a Sunday and Thursday.

Sunday services

Sunday 10 am //, St Paul's Location, Bath Road, TW3 3DA
Sunday 5pm // Good Shepherd Location, Beavers Lane, TW4 6HJ
Thursday 10 am // Good Shepherd Location, Beavers Lane, TW4 6HJ

Throughout the year we run many events and celebrations so be sure to have a look at our website Hope Church Hounslow ( or contact to add you to our newsletter!

Hope Haven Café

We have a dedicated café called Hope Haven fort hose seeking refugee or asylum in the Hounslow area. This is a term time-only session that takes place on a Tuesday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am a tour St Paul's Location, Bath Road, TW3 3DA. The session provides a friendly space to connect with others over drinks, games, and snacks; and get the necessary help. We would love to help everyone but due to limited resources and funding restrictions, we can only support people with the following postcodes TW3, TW4 TW5, TW6 or parts of UB2 or UB3 closest to Hounslow. If you are outside the area, we would still love to welcome you, so come along for fellowship, tea/coffee, and a pastry but we are unable to give you SIM cards or snack bags!

English Language workshop
We understand that language barriers can sometimes be a hurdle, but please rest assured that we have a few volunteers who are fluent in multiple languages and will be more than happy to assist you in any way they can. Each week we run an English language workshop where you can practice your conversation skills. The workshops start at 10:45 am each week so please arrive early.
Monthly lunch and fellowship
Our church community not only offers a place for spiritual growth but also provides numerous opportunities for social connectivity and personal development. At the end of each month, we open our church kitchen to allow you to cook food from your country.
Practical support

If there are any specific needs or concerns you would like to discuss, please feel free to reach out to our team. We will do our best to support you or refer you to the right place.

Welcome Boxes
We are delighted to be part of Welcome Churches ( ) which is a network of churches that support refugees and asylum seekers. As part of this partnership, along with Welcome churches we would love “ for every refugee to be welcomed by their local church”. On your first visit to Hope Haven, we bless each person with a Welcome Box full of nice treats to warmly welcome you to our church and community. If you get transferred to a different area, we can link you to another church that supports asylum seekers and refugees.
Snack Bags
For our hotel-staying guests, we can give each guest a snack bag as part of the food bank. The snack bag contains dry snacks such as crisps, health bars, noodles, etc.
SIMS cards
We have a limited stock of Vodaphone SIM cards which are available at our Hope Haven Cafe on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am only. If you need a SIM card, you can register your interest at the registration desk and the following week we will give you a SIM card. Please note that we can only give out one SIM card per family. Due to a high demand for SIM cards, we are only able to give a one-time only SIM. We are not able to issue multiple SIM cards.
Mobile Phones
We have been blessed with a limited stock of mobile phones; however, we only have a limited stock. Mobile phones will be given out on request only. Due to a high demand for, we are only able to give a one-time only phone. We are not able to issue multiple mobile phones.

We occasionally have a few items of clothing that we put out during Hope Haven so we would encourage you to use a large clothing bank at St Luke’s Mission Church, (Next to Hounslow East station), Kingsley Road, Hounslow TW3 4AB.

The clothing bank is open on Tuesdays from 1pm -2.30pm. To attend you will need to complete the Clothing Bank Referral form and someone will contact you to let you know when to come to the clothing bank.


If you have any questions please email at or message on 07762254432. We work Monday – Thursday from 9:30am – 2:15pm. We eagerly await the opportunity to know you better and to stand beside you in faith.

Our Alpha in Farsi starts on Tuesday 30 April from 10.30-11.45am, until Tuesday 16 July 2024.
There will be no session on Tuesday 28 May and Tuesday 11 June.

Tuesdays 10.30-11.45am
St Paul's Location