In the last few hours there have been comments that have emerged from both East Sussex County Council and Chichester Diocese that both focus on Ukraine. The first one was from East Sussex that yesterday stated with the following words and also provided this link to their website which provides more information.
“Tomorrow (Friday, 24 February) marks the first anniversary of the start of the conflict in Ukraine. A minute’s silence will be held in UK government buildings and there will also be ceremonies and vigils in many towns and communities around the county in the coming days. There are more than 1,400 Ukrainian guests either living in East Sussex or due to arrive here, with more than 500 host households. But the need for more welcoming homes remains.”
The other comment came from Chichester Diocese with the following section
Ukraine – churches offer prayers
As the first anniversary of the outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine is marked, prayers are being offered across the Diocese for a lasting peace. We also remember all those who have died and all who bear the many scars of the conflict.
A national minute’s silence will be held on Friday 24 February, at 11am, a year to the day Russian forces invaded the country.
Along with many churches marking the day in Sussex, a vigil will take place on Saturday between 2pm and 5pm at All Saints Church in The Drive, Hove.
At Chichester Cathedral there will be a Choral Evensong at 5.30pm marking the first anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine. All welcome. (pictured: pupils at The Prebendary School Chichester Cathedral last year)