Please pray for the whole situation. This must be our first response as Christians. You can still watch the diocesan prayer service on YouTube here which has testimonies from the church wardens in Kyiv and a reflection from the chaplain in Moscow. It is heartfelt, informative and moving. Do take the time to look and use it to continue praying.
Ways to help and work with other organisations that are marshalling help are detailed below.
Ukraine Café @ St Paul's Church Centre
On Fridays 11:00-16:00 we are organising a Ukraine Family Café
The purpose is to provide a comfortable and relaxing space, where Ukrainians of all ages can come to socialise. Pre-school children or those who are not yet in school, are welcome and there are toys and activities available.
Talk, tea, coffee, juice, cake and a simple lunch is on offer.
The Church Centre is at Hoornzeelstraat 24, Tervuren, and is best accessed by its own entrance at the rear of the complex via the ramp. See the Locations page for directions.
Contact Sherryn on WhatsApp or phone on +32 (0)474 02 22 08.
Here are a few of the many ways which you can choose to support those affected by the situation in Ukraine. Serve the city and Community kitchen also support other people in need.
USPG and the Church of England Diocese in Europe need your help as we support humanitarian work for people affected by the war in Ukraine.
Community Kitchen at Holy Trinity (in partnership with STC) are making meals for the refugees - sign up to help via the ServeNow app.
Serve the City are welcoming refugees arriving in Belgium at the refugee centres. You can volunteer to assist at the centres via their app ServeNow.
Aid in western Ukraine
TearFund Belgium has an appeal together with partners, to provide temporary shelter, food, medical and trauma care where they are already working on the ground in Ternopil in western Ukraine. They are appealing for prayer and financial aid. You can find more information and the bank details for financial aid is available here.