All of us will be aware of the developing situation in Ukraine. Though the advances of the Russian Army appear to have slowed, the relentless artillery fire is constantly wreaking damage and death and adding to the climate of fear and vulnerability forcing many into exile as refugees. The numbers on the move are staggering. How do we respond?

Practical Reponse (specific requests updated as below)

26/07/22

  • Lifts to and from the Undercroft on Tuesday and Friday mornings for Ukrainians living out of Sevenoaks
  • Occasional help as part of a Tuesday or Friday morning team in August
  • See below for details of these events and please contact the church office if you can help in any way.

English Classes for Ukrainians

We are excited to be able to offer English classes for Ukrainians on Tuesdays in August from 9th August. The church is employing a Ukrainian refugee who is a qualified English teacher. She will teach at basic and advanced levels to two groups running from 10-11am and 11.15am-12.15pm.
We would appreciate support with this on any Tuesday, to welcome or help look after any children (with current DBS).

Homes for Ukrainian Refugees:

You will be aware that the Government has launched the Homes for Ukraine programme, and many may have already registered. If you have registered, please feel able to let us know so that as a Church family we can support you as you seek to show compassion in this incredibly practical way. You may also wish to keep in touch with Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees who are seeking to coordinate local support. Please also be aware of The Sanctuary Foundation which is seeking to be a means of sponsoring and coordinating the UK response in linking Ukrainian refugees with families and organisations.

Please contact Heather Williams if you can provide any of the above. On 07788 842465

Support

It would be good to support each other in this so that together as a Church family across all our congregations we can show compassion. Please do email or phone the office if you are going to host an individual or family so that we can support you.

VineTalk Ukraine

VineTalk Ukraine offers free English conversation practice over a cup of coffee. We meet every Friday in term time from 10-11am at St Nicholas Church Rectory Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 1JA, in the Undercroft (rooms underneath the church). You are very welcome to join us - we would love to get to know you.
For up to date info: www.facebook.com/VineTalk To get in touch with the team: VineTalk21@gmail.com