Community in Middlesbrough gathers to show solidarity with refugees

More than 100 people gathered together for an inspiring liturgy event to show solidarity with refugees in Middlesbrough.

Refugee Liturgy (2)

The solidarity liturgy was attended by over 100 people

The event included prayer, music and reflection at The Holy Name of Mary Church in Linthorpe.

A Lampedusa Cross was on show at the liturgy, which is a symbol of hope for refugees.

The cross was made by Italian carpenter Francesco Tuccio, who used shipwrecked refugee boats in 2013. Aid agency CAFOD has sent one to every cathedral in England and Wales.

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Annual Humber Bridge Cross This Weekend

CAFOD and Christian Aid supporters are invited to gather on Saturday May 6 for the annual Humber Bridge Cross.

Humber Bridge

The annual Humber Bridge Cross takes place this weekend

 The fun event allows people of all ages to complete a sponsored walk across the bridge to the Barton side and returning as many times as they can in a three-hour period.

The cross takes place from 2pm until 5pm and will be opened by Bishop Alison White of Hull.

 Each participant who completes at least one cross will be given a certificate of completion on the day.

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All Welcome at Middlesbrough Refugee Liturgy

All are welcome to join together for a refugee solidarity liturgy in Middlesbrough.

Lampedusa Cross

The Lampedusa Cross

 
The event will be an hour of prayer, music and reflection on Wednesday May 3 at 7pm at The Holy Name of Mary Church in Linthorpe.
 
A Lampedusa Cross will be on show at the evening, which is a symbol of hope for refugees.
 

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