Candlelit vigil at Clock Towers to reflect on Syrian conflict

The vigil takes place at 5pm
The vigil takes place at 5pm

Members of the community will be reflecting on the conflict in Syria at a candelit vigil this evening (Monday, December 7).

The gathering, organised by Rugby resident Becky Hemsley, will take place at the Clock Towers shopping centre at 5pm.

Becky said: “Talking to my friends, many of us now feel a profound sadness at the news from Parliament regarding Syria.

“At this vigil we will gather to pay our respects to those who will lose lives, homes, liberty and dignity as a result of these strikes.

“There will be a time to talk and a time of silence. Some may want to sing, some may want to pray. I hope that there will be space for whatever expressions of grief individuals feel comfortable with.

“We need a different way to proceed in Syria to protect ordinary people suffering in Syria, refugees and people in our own country worried about terrorism.

“Please bring tea lights and some jam jars, remember to wear warm clothes and maybe bring umbrellas if the weather is against us.”

Becky added: “If you are at work until later, you are still very welcome to come along. If you’ll be arriving later, be aware that we may walk down to the war memorial.”

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