Cathedral of Sanctuary



Christ Church Cathedral Dublin was honoured to receive Ireland’s first ‘Cathedral of Sanctuary’ on 16 February 2018. A certificate of the designation was presented by Andy Pollak, representing City of Sanctuary Dublin, to the Dean, the Very Revd Dermot Dunne. The presentation took place in the context of the gala launch of a pop-up cafe by Our Table,  an organisation that highlights the need for change in Ireland’s Direct Provision system for asylum seekers.

From L to R: Nick Henderson, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council; Archbishop Michael Jackson; Ellie Kisyombe, Co-founder of Our Table; the Very Revd Dermot Dunne, Dean; the Revd Abigail Sines, Dean’s Vicar.














Click here to learn about the cathedral’s Sanctuary journey.

Some of the cathedral’s programmes and initiatives:

As a Cathedral of Sanctuary we are part of the Places of Sanctuary network, you can learn more by following the links below:

Is your church interested in becoming a Church of Sanctuary? We are happy to help you get started in your journey!