The brutal war in Ukraine has triggered the largest war-related migration of people since the Balkan War of the 1990s. The Church of England have a variety of useful resources available on their website with information for parishes and individuals seeking to respond.
We also have some resources available below and in St Mary’s Church you will find a prayer station. The church is open daily from 9.30 am – 2.30 pm for quiet reflection and prayer and anybody is welcome at any time.
The first thing we can do is pray.
Secondly you may wish to give.
There are two safe and secure ways where your gift can support those most in need:
The first is through theDisasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appealwhich is supported by a number of charities including Christian Aid, the ecumenical relief and development agency of the British and Irish churches. Your gift will help provide food, bedding and temporary accommodation for people who have fled the war in Ukraine.
The second is through theUSPG-Diocese in Europe Emergency Appealwhich is looking to support the front line work of chaplaincies across Europe as well as Christian charities carrying out humanitarian work both in Ukraine and responding to the arrival of refugees in neighbouring countries.