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Afghan Refugee Appeal

Accommodation for Afghan Refugess.

The national church has been approached by the Home Office to help in the search for accommodation for Afghans who are seeking asylum in this country - most of these people worked for the UK government which is the primary reason for their needing to flee.  They need self-contained accommodation.  It woud need to have:

  • AIl relevant certification in place (e.g gas safety) and an energy performance rating of "E" or above)
  • Available for letting for at least 12 months, preferably 24 months
  • Ideally near good public transport links and within walking distance of main services and shops
  • Available for rents at no more or close to Local Housing Allowance levels.

The Home Office resettlement scheme would meet the refurgees' immediate needs and would sort out the resettlement status of the families.  It would be good if local churches were able to befriend the families and help their resettlement when they arrive.

For more information please contact our Asylum Seeker Adviser

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Following the Government’s move on 19 July to Step 4 of the ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ most coronavirus legislation has been removed. It is for churches to decide how best to manage the risks to others and ourselves. We are continually reviewing the risks in line with national Church of England guidance and we hope gradually to ease the various precautions that were in place after March 2020.

All seating in the church is now available and we encourage those who attend to respect those who are especially vulnerable and wish to keep social distance. Some seating in the church will continue to be reserved for those who prefer to sit alone. Worshippers are requested to wear a face covering during services but cannot be compelled to do so. Hand sanitiser products are available and we encourage their use. Other safety protocols may be introduced according to need. Please do not attend church if you have any coronavirus symptoms or have recently been in contact with anyone with coronavirus or its symptoms. If you have been told to self isolate, do not attend church.
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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane, Send, Woking Surrey has housed Christian Worship for 800 years.
It is the parish church for the village of Send and is situated near the towns of Woking and Guildford in a rural part of the county of Surrey.
It is an Anglican (Church of England) church in the Woking Deanery which is part of the Diocese of Guildford. Services are held every Sunday throughout the year,
and at the major festivals of Christmas and Easter. 
St. Mary's welcomes all who wish to come.
If you are a new resident of Send
please see our Welcome booklet which has lots of useful information for you.
We also publish a monthly magazine. Click here to read it.

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