Praying for the Situation in the Ukraine

Daily Prayer at 6 00pm

The Benefice of Witney prays for the situation in Ukraine at 6pm each day, feel free to join in from wherever you are. 

A Prayer for Peace

Prayer Station

There is a prayer station for Ukraine next to the St George’s chapel at St Mary the Virgin, Witney. Feel free to come in and pray, light a candle, or just sit in silence; the church is open every day from around 08:30 to 18:00

Ukraine Prayer Station for web

Prayer Board

Feel free to post any prayer on Our Prayer Board which are collected together and read out during one or our Evening Prayer Services

Prayer Board

Ukrainian Kyrie Eleison 

The Kyrie eleison (Greek for “Lord, have mercy”) is a sacred song by which the faithful praise the Lord and implore his mercy. Here is a chant from the 15th Century  link: 
Kyrie Eleyson- Ukrainian Orthodox Chant of the XV Century by Kyiv Chamber Choir



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Prayer Tree

    Please feel free to post a prayer on our Benefice website.
    All prayers are first moderated to ensure any post respects our Safeguarding Policy and so there may be a small delay before they are published on our website.
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