About Us


Asylum is an independent non-denominational registered charity, made up of a small group of
Alternative people aiming to share Christ’s love and acceptance within the Alternative community.

But before you rush away in horror…we are NOT religious.
We’re Christ centred, spiritual, open minded and respectful of everyone’s beliefs and views. Our goal is to counter the unhelpful behaviour of some Christians towards Alternative people. We’ve no interest in judging or forcing anything down anyone’s throat.

Whether you’re a follower of Christ or pagan, atheist, straight or LGBT+ all are welcome.

Our friend Pat Begent passed away on Monday February 26th 2024. Pat was the creator and manager of the legendary Intrepid Fox rock and metal bar in London, England.

Pat gave Asylum a home at The Intrepid Fox for many many years and took a lot of flack for allowing a Christian group to meet there. But Pat always stood up for us and refused to throw us out.

He along with the rest of the Fox staff were always very supportive of Asylum. Pat didn’t just view Asylum as his friends, but told us he viewed us as family
We feel exactly the same way about you Pat.
Rest in love and peace. We won’t forget you.

There will be a tribute night for Pat on the 29th June in Camden see more details here

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We believe Jesus is God, Creator of everything. 

We believe in one God consisting of Father, Son
& Holy Spirit.

We believe Jesus Christ is God’s son who died and rose again.

We believe Jesus longs to have a personal friendship with us, has as our best interests at heart and
forgives us if we ask him after we’ve messed up.

We believe Jesus accepts us as part of his family and wants to share in every stage of our journey with him.


To bring the love and acceptance of Jesus Christ to Alternative people.

5pm every Sunday. From July we will meet online every week and in person on the first Sunday of the month.

Weekly Fellowship meeting.  Bi weekly bible study.  Monthly discipleship, worship & communions

Downstairs, Garlic & Shots, 14 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D 4RD


And simultaneously on Zoom

Please use this Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9917743643
Or meeting ID: 991 774 3643

Monthly Online Discipleship Group: Every 2nd Sunday 4:00pm.

For people who want to commit to following Jesus in a deeper way.
It’s in addition to our usual weekly Asylum Fellowship meeting and runs at the same time in a different Zoom breakout room. 

The fellowship meeting is a small group (5-8 people) for those who feel out of place in conventional church services or those wanting to know about Jesus. Non Christians are welcome and often join us bringing all their questions with them!

There’s no preaching or sermons. Instead each week we discuss, explore, question and mutually share about spirituality and what following Jesus is all about. Discussion topics range from current affairs, the bible, music, mental health and Alternative culture. 

People’s views vary on all sorts of subjects, which makes for very interesting discussions, especially when we agree to disagree on some things.

The 4th Sunday of the month is dedicated to sharing communion and exploring different worship styles, so everyone brings their fave way to worship Jesus, be it music, poetry, art, psalms, photography, dance etc. 

Everyone is welcome and no-one is obligated to do or say anything.

The club will re-open on Sun 7th July 2024

7-11pm Downstairs, Garlic & Shots, 14 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 4RD

Our monthly club nights are unique, as resident Asylum DJ’s only play a selection of the best Punk, Metal, Goth, Industrial etc, by artists who are followers of Christ.

Some you may know…Alice Cooper, Evanescence, Bless The Fall. Skillet, Megadeth, Cell Dweller, Wasp,
Type 0 Negative, U2, Papa Roach, Eva O, P.O.D. 
And others you may not.. Demon Hunter, Underoath. Voxis, Awakening, Circle Of Dust, Headnoise,
Icon For Hire, Nerve, The Devil Wears Prada. Red, Anti Demon

Entry is free along with FREE Fairtrade chocolate! 
If you’re especially hungry, Garlic & Shots serve a great selection of food.

If you'd like more info, or you'd like to volunteer with us, then get in touch!

Please also contact us if you have any concerns or would like to see our safeguarding and / or complaints policies.





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