Prayers for peace

April 08 2022

PEOPLE across the area are attending vigils and prayers to show their support for the people of Ukraine.

About 100 attended a vigil in Fountain Square, Staple Hill, on March 20 to pray, lay flowers on a Ukrainian flag and reflect as the Salvation Army band played. A collection raised £448 for the Disaster Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

On March 6 a candlelit vigil was held at the Dame School in Mangotsfield, led by community pastor and residents association chair Clive Heath, and St James church vicar Teresa Taylor. A collection raised £250 to help bring aid to the Ukrainian people.

St Augustine's church in Downend is opening every Friday from 5pm to 7pm for people to light a 'candle for peace.