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York Minster vigil to mark the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine

16 Feb, 2023

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A short vigil will be held in York Minster on Friday 24 February to mark the first anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces.

Organised in partnership with local charity York City of Sanctuary,  the vigil will include readings, prayers, music and reflections from the Ukrainian Community in York as we continue to hold in our hearts the suffering of all those affected by the war.

Commenting on the vigil, the Revd Canon Maggie McLean, York Minster’s Canon Missioner said:  “The war is a tragedy for the people of Ukraine, for Europe and for Russia. We will hold this vigil and pray for the end of this terrible conflict. We must also hold onto the hope that the people of Ukraine will experience peace and safety in their country in the near future.”

The vigil for Ukraine will take place in the cathedral’s nave on Friday 24 February starting at 12 noon and will last around an hour.

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