Hundreds of congregations from churches of various denominations across Britain and Ireland gathered in an act of witness to pray for the people of Ukraine and an end to the conflict in Ukraine on 3 April. Congregational Federation (CF) and United Reformed Church (URC) were among churches who had encouraged their congregations to pray and hold a visible act of witness – including the lighting of candles – in their communities.
In London, the Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) General Secretary Rev. Dyfrig Rees and many other Christian leaders gathered outside the Embassy of Ukraine to pray for peace. In addition, Christian Aid, an international humanitarian charity, organised projections across Westminster Abbey, Methodist Central Hall, St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Glasgow Cathedral, and Bangor Cathedral to show the solidarity of churches and Christians with the people of Ukraine.