Prayer Vigils for Ukraine - Sunday 10th April, 6pm
Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Febrary 24th has impacted Europe and the whole world. Many thousands of civilian and military lives have been lost and millions of people have been displaced. This week people have been shocked to see horrific photos depicting alleged war crimes. The sense of hopelessness, helplessness and shock is expressed across our communities.
The Churches and church organisations in Weston are responding both with humanitarian gestures but also by mobilising prayer. All of the local churches are praying for peace at their services and would welcome anyone to join them.
The churches along with people from across the community are also gathering together each Sunday night as an act of solidarity with the Ukrainian people, to light candles, to reflect and to pray for peace. Our vision is to help people find hope and strength amidst this desperate situation. We are meeting at two venues.
This Sunday 10th April, at 6pm, vigils are taking place at the Friends Meeting House, High Street, Weston, BS23 1JF and St Mark’s Church, Worle, BS22 7PW.
Shena Deuchars from the Friends Meeting House said, 'At the Friends Meeting House, we will hold in the Light all those affected by the conflict in Ukraine. We will gather in stillness and expectantly wait on the Spirit.'
Rev Chris Elms at St Mark's Worle said, 'Please join us for a time of quiet reflection and prayer for the Ukrainian people and for all those affected. This is also a chance to bring our concerns and burdens before God, casting our cares on Him. You are welcome to stay for as long or as little as you wish. The church entrance is to the left of the building, we look forward to welcoming you.'
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