Anniversary of the Ukraine invasion: local events
Come along and show your support for Ukrainians living locally as we mark the 2 year anniversary of the invasion.
On Saturday 24 February, local events will offer you the chance to show your solidarity and pay tribute to the courage of the Ukrainian people. It also gives Ukrainian refugees the chance to share their own words of gratitude.
Since the war began, thousands of Ukrainians have been killed and 5 million more have been forced from their homes, with 174,000 Ukrainians (about 4%) finding refuge in the UK.
These are drop-in events so just turn up on the day if you would like to take part. Everyone is welcome.
Shoreham War Memorial, Church Street, BN43 5DQ from 9.00am to 12.00pm. ‘Thank you Flower’ and Ukrainian Living Library: ‘readers’ can read ‘human books’ that share their stories. Organised by Adur Ukraine Support Association
Worthing Tabernacle, 64 Chapel Rd, Worthing, BN11 1BN from 10.15 to 10.45am. Quiet prayer for all those affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. There will be candles to light should you wish to pray for a particular person. The session will close with a united prayer for peace. Organised by Worthing 4 Refugees
The War Memorial, Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, BN11 1HA from 10.50 to 11.30am. No one and nothing are forgotten. A prayer, a short speech, a moment of silence and the laying of flowers. Organised by Worthing Ukrainians Friends Network
Brighton & Hove
Saturday 24 February ‘Candle Vigil for Ukraine’. The vigil will start with a gathering in front of Palace Pier at 5.00pm followed by a procession to the Angel of Peace statue, and a candle-lighting ceremony at approximately 6.00pm
Sunday 25 February at All Saint’s Church, The Drive, Hove, BN3 3QE from 3.00 to 6.00pm. Exhibitions on reflections of war in photos and kid’s art. ‘Unbreakable, Undying’: an audiovisual performance to reflect 10 years of war in Ukraine. Small group discussion. Organised by Stand for Ukraine
St Mary’s Church, Horsham, RH12 1HE from 11.00am. A special service and a prayer for peace.
Brotherhood Hall, 9 Church Street, Steyning, BN44 3LB throughout the day. Moments of silence & reflection. Laying flowers by candlelight. Celebrating the start of Spring by making and burning a scarecrow. Food and drink. Organised by Steyning Ukrainian Refuge