Christmas Day Host Homes

Christmas Day Host Homes

Would you like to invite asylum seekers from Hope Cafe to join you for Christmas lunch?

We want to be lovingly hospitable to our refugee and asylum seeking friends who have been coming along to Hope Cafe. So many of our visitors at Hope Café have never experienced Christmas as we know it and have never been offered hospitality in a home setting.

This is such a fantastic opportunity for us as a church, to be distinctively generous to refugees and asylum seekers.

Are you interested in being a host home?

We realise you may have questions!


Who am I being asked to host?

We invite you to offer hospitality to refugees who are regular visitors (friends) of Hope Cafe. If you have any concerns, talk to us. We will only be offering hospitality to people we know well and have built up a relationship with.

How many people do I need to host?

It's your choice! We have individuals as well as families.

What do I need to do?

We recommend hosting lunch on Christmas Day.

It is a great opportunity to invite your guests to our Christmas Day service!

It would also be very helpful if you could drive/ walk your guests from and to their accommodation.

Can I give any preferences?

Yes, we will try to match you with guests based on your preferences of gender/language etc.

What if we don’t speak the same language?

Please don’t worry about language barriers, there are several good translation apps you could use. You could play games that need no language skills like Jenga, Uno, Chinese Chequers etc. 

What kind of food do they eat?

The traditional Christmas dinner may be a new experience for most of them, but don’t let that stop you. They might love it! Once you sign up, you will be matched with guests and will then be contacted with any specific food requirements they may have. We would encourage you not to let the food aspect be a source of stress, the focus of this appeal is showing love and hospitality that goes beyond language and culture.

We are here to help!

We can help you plan the day and/or offer any help and advice you need.

If you feel apprehensive about any aspect of hosting, please talk to us, we want to make this as easy for you as possible!

Let us know if you would like to

Thank you! We'll be in touch soon