Collective worship resources to support Ukraine

‘God sees and God hears the conflict in Ukraine’Woman with a Dove

Only you know, as teachers and parents, what is the right response to this awful situation for your children or the pupils in your school .
Things you might want to consider:

  • The age of your pupils
  • If you have any pupils from Eastern Europe, particularly Russia or Ukraine
  • Pupils who may have relatives in the areas directly involved
  • Pupils who may have left areas of tension and conflict for whom the events in Ukraine will trigger memories Afghanistan, Syria, Hong Kong,
  • Pupils who have parents in the armed forces who may be concerned about their parents being deployed to the front line
  • Pupils who have recently been bereaved

Pastoral Letter from the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York

Peace in Europe Collective Worship from Coventry Diocese.
We thank Coventry Diocese a city bombed many times during World War 2, especially in November 1940 for their resources that we share with permission here. 

Accompanying notes

Resources from Guildford Diocese

In the resource, from Guildford Diocese, you will find three prayer stations that have the theme of war and peace.  A suggestion is that rather than making them specifically about Ukraine you leave the label more general so that pupils can reflect on other areas of conflict if they wish to do so.

We are very grateful to Guildford Diocese for kindly sharing with us some high-quality resources to use in collective worship in response to the what is happening in Ukraine right now.


A few useful facts.

  • We should call the country Ukraine, not The Ukraine.  The Ukraine is what is was called when part of the Soviet Union.
  • Kyiv is the Ukrainian spelling, Kiev is the Russian spelling
  • The blue and yellow flag represents the wide blue sky and the wheat fields below
  • Sunflowers are the national flower of Ukraine

Some useful places for child appropriate information