Monthly Prayer Vigil at Derwentside IRC

A monthly interfaith prayer vigil has been held outside the barrier to the Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre since August. During the last few weeks, women have been moved into the Centre which is now England’s main IRC for women and will eventually detain 80 women who are seeking asylum. The prayer vigils will continue  –  both to pray for the women and to stand in solidarity with them.  As a faith community, we are called to witness to justice and compassion. Please participate in the prayer vigil if you can. The next vigil is planned for Sunday 5th June. The vigil begins at 3.00pm and the short prayer service incorporates a time of silence. The postcode for the centre on Corbridge Road, Medomsley is DH8 6QY. To avoid disruption to local residents, park away from the site if you can. If you are unable to join in person, please join in prayer from home at 3.00pm. For more information, contact Liz Archibald

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