Opening our churches to everybody.
Helping Gypsies and Travellers to Find Safe Stopping Places
By opening up places for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people to stay over legally, churches are helping to reduce the number of incidents of unauthorised encampments and create more safe and secure environments for members of these communities.
In addition, churches may also help to provide a sense of community and spiritual support to the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller peoples, helping to promote understanding and acceptance.
The vision of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Friendly Churches is to support churches to include Gypsies, Roma and Traveller people in the regular life of the church.
In the news
Launch of Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller Friendly Churches Friday 9th of June 2023 Good Shepherd Church Poole
Kushti Bok was honoured to welcome the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to meet up with local Gypsies and Travellers at the Church the Good Shepherd in Poole, on Friday 9th June 2023, to launch the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Friendly Churches intiative.
Join Dr Steven Horne, author of Gypsies and Jesus: A Traveller Theology* and the Durham Diocesan Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Chaplain Revd Nicky Chater for an in-person event.
Robert Czibi, a Roma artist from Hungary, migrated to London in 2010 and has been an active contributor to the city’s art scene. He explores Roma culture and identity through various mediums, exhibiting his work internationally in prestigious venues.