Padre’s Hour – Sister Margaret Walsh

Written by on 09/03/2021

Padre’s Hour – Week beginning 8 March – March 8th is International Women’s Day and this week, Father Sam Randall has the privilege of speaking to an amazing woman who we at Radio Maria England are celebrating, Sister Margaret Walsh, the founder and patron of St Chad’s Sanctuary, a charity committed to helping asylum seekers and refugees.  The charity has continued to operate throughout the past year, providing food, clothing and hygiene products for those who have nothing. St Chad’s Sanctuary is a charitable incorporated organization (CIO) that works with the Infant Jesus Sisters, the Salvation Army, the Archdiocese of Birmingham and Father Hudson’s Care. It provides practical support to large numbers – sometimes as many as 200 in one day – of asylum seekers and refugees. This includes providing clothes, food, welfare information and English classes.  She also established the Hope Community Project in Wolverhampton and  Brushstrokes in Smethwick.

To find our more information about St. Chad’s Sanctuary and how you can help, please visit their website at

This interview will be broadcast Monday (8 March) at 11am, Tuesday (9 March) at 9pm, Friday (12 March) at 2am and Saturday (13 March) at 5pm.

To read the article on St. Chad’s current appeal for support, please read the full article here:

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  1. Fr Timothy Menezes   On   11/03/2021 at 10:39 pm

    Dear friends,
    Thank you very much for featuring Sr Margaret Walsh and St Chad’s Sanctuary, Birmingham, on your Padre’s Hour programme. Unfortunately, I don’t know who the nice lady is on the photo accompanying the piece, but it is not Sr Margaret Walsh. The link below is a picture of Sr Margaret if it helps.

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