Ukraine crisis – how to help


As the war in Ukraine is developing, the situation both here and in mainland Europe is changing rapidly. There are practical ways in which we can all help to show solidarity and support with those most affected. The information below is designed to inform your prayers and ministry over the coming weeks and months. We will continue to update this page as and when the situation changes and we have more to share.

As a diocese we are:

  • Lamenting, and praying, for the people of Ukraine
  • Continuing to support and encourage grass roots initiatives and local partnerships
  • Making a number of vacant clergy properties available to house refugees
  • Attempting to identify a strategic partner – if possible – with whom we can match ‘offers’ to actual refugees, and provide suitable training and support to hosts
  • Continuing to work with the National Church on developing a co-ordinated approach.

Donate

Financial aid is currently needed more than physical donations – money can be given directly to those in need so they can buy what is required locally. 

Visa sponsorship

  • Homes for Ukraine’ – the UK government’s new sponsorship scheme for migrants and has been endorsed by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.
  • The scheme enables individuals, communities and organisations to offer sponsorship, including space in homes, for medium term stays (probably at least six months).
  • More information and training – Reset and Sanctuary

Resources

Vulnerable God, you challenge the powers that rule this world through the needy, the compassionate, and those who are filled with longing.

Make us hunger and thirst to see right prevail, and single-minded in seeking peace; that we may see your face and be satisfied in you, through Jesus Christ.

Amen.

– Janet Morley

Photo: credit Chris Dobson 2022