Due to recent changes in Hong Kong many HK residents with British Citizenship are thinking of moving to the UK.
This could potentially be one of the biggest movements of people to the UK for many years.
Hong Kong has had a long association with the UK. From a governmental perspective this ended in 1997 but culturally we are still very close to each other with many shared values and ideas.
We don’t want to become embroiled in the politics of this situation but do want to show love and kindness to people who feel they have no other option but to move countries.
The Baptist Union is actively involved in coordinating and helping HK people as they come to the UK – We want to play our part too.
Many of those coming to settle down in the UK will be looking for a caring community where they can feel welcome and valued. We are just that type of people!
We plan to publicise our welcome to Bognor Regis and The Shore Community Church though social media, the press, the Baptist Union and other organisations who are trying to help people arriving from Hong Kong. Please help us by spreading the word – HKUK Welcome to Bognor Regis!
- Jonathan Lex – coordinating leader for HKUK at Shore Community Church