Ukraine – Wells and Newcastle Cathedrals Today

24th March 2022

A candlelit vigil will be held for Ukraine tonight (Thurs) outside Newcastle Cathedral where a candle has burned every day of the conflict as a symbol of hope over darkness.

Events to support Ukraine at Wells and Newcastle cathedral

The vigil will mark one month since Russian troops invaded their neighbours and will take place in St Nicholas’ Square from 6.30pm until 7.30pm.

Newcastle is to announce further details of a fundraising benefit concert on Saturday 30 April and there are new items coming to the Cathedral shop with all profits to be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee.

There will be a concert by Wells Cathedral School Students for Ukraine in Wells Cathedral tonight (Thurs) featuring a selection of short pieces especially chosen for the occasion including Hultmark’s Fanfare for Ukraine. Admission is free with no booking required and the collection from this concert will support the humanitarian aid in Ukraine.

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The Church of England has highlighted two safe and secure ways in which you can support those who are currently 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 here to do that.

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. For that you can click here.