Candlelit vigil for Ukraine

25 February 2022
A special service will be held at Norwich Cathedral on Sunday evening in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. All are welcome to attend the Vigil for Peace which will take place at 6.30pm on Sunday 27 February.
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During the service there will be a three minutes silence to remember all who have died, been injured or bereaved as a result of the invasion of Ukraine.

The lights of the Cathedral will be dimmed and people will be invited to light candles, a symbol of hope that even in deep darkness, light will prevail.

The Revd Canon Aidan Platten, the Cathedral’s Canon Precentor, said: “The traumatic scenes in Ukraine that have been brought into our homes in recent days leave many of us feeling powerless.
“One small thing that we can do in response, is to find a moment when we focus all our attention on those people many miles away who are in trouble and pain.
“This brief and simple vigil is one of those opportunities to come together in silence and prayer that hearts may be emptied of evil and pursue good will and peace.”

The Vigil for Peace will take place at the Cathedral at 6.30pm on Sunday 27 February.