Vigil for Syria

FRIDAY marks the third anniversary of the start of the conflict in Syria, and St Thomas’s Church in Salisbury will be holding a vigil for peace.

Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed in the fighting and thousands remain trapped in the cities. More than two million Syrians are now refugees in neighbouring countries.

St Thomas’s will join the other UK churches and humanitarian agencies in the Global Crisis Vigil for Peace between 5pm and 7pm.

Associate Priest Revd Jonathan Plows said: “The Crisis Vigil is an important act of solidarity with the suffering of the innocent in these important conflict zones.

“This is a call to leaders in Syria, the Ukraine and South Sudan and the powerful states beyond that without peace there can be no justice or reconciliation.

“The doors of St Thomas’s will be open to everyone to join us for five minutes, an hour or for the whole time. This ecumenical and interfaith event and being there is making an important statement.”

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