20,000 welcomes: an Advent Vigil for refugees – arranged by the Churches Refugee Network
Tuesday 8 December: 10.00 am to 4.30 pm at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey
The day will be structured around three main themed sessions:
* Re-member, re-member: exodus and exile (10.00 am to 12.00);
* Blown by the winds: conflict, climate change and current pressure (12.00 to 2.00 pm);
* Consider yourselves at home (2.00 to 4.00 pm);
with an epilogue from 4.00 to 4.30 pm.
All are invited afterwards to attend evensong in the Abbey.
A range of distinguished speakers, interfaith, ecumenical and from the continent, will give talks and meditations, with contributions by refugees themselves. There will be space for silent reflection, opportunities for discussion and associated activities.
All are welcome, for the whole or part of the day.