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A BEACON OF LIGHT
In solidarity with Ukraine
The team at Newcastle Cathedral stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. As news of the invasion develops, we hold her people and the Ukrainian community in the UK in our prayers, and join with the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in this prayer:
You are very welcome to light a candle at the Cathedral or take a seat to reflect and pray.
Since the conflict began, a single candle for peace has remained lit in the Cathedral nave: a symbol of hope over darkness. On Thursday 24 March, a candlelit vigil was led by Canon Clare MacLaren in St Nicholas Square, with donation boxes collecting funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee.
From the beginning of April 2022, all charitable donations received at the Cathedral’s retail area are being donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
In the meantime, the Church of England has highlighted two safe and secure ways in which you can support people who are suffering in Ukraine.
- A gift to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal will help provide food, bedding and temporary accommodation for people who have fled the war. Click for information.
- The USPG-Diocese in Europe Emergency Appeal 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. Click for information.