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Ukrainian Ikons at St Nicolas Church Raising Funds for Medical Aid

Published on: 27 May, 2024
Updated on: 26 May, 2024

St Nicolas Parish Church, in Guildford town centre, is preparing an exhibition of Ukrainian icons to raise funds for medical aid in Ukraine.

This is a joint project with the Rotary Club  of Guildford Chantries and Kyiv Capital, plus a Ukrainian environmental charity Peli-can-live.

The icons are painted by Ukrainian artists on fragments of ammunition boxes retrieved by medics from the Ukraine defence lines.

They were exhibited at Guildford Cathedral during Easter and are now coming to St Nicolas for three weeks from June 16 to July 7.

All of the icons are for sale.

There will be public events to accompany the exhibition. Already confirmed is a talk on Friday, June 28 at 1.30pm by a Swiss-born iconographer Verena Watson, who will talks about the process of writing or painting an icon.

The exhibition and the talk are free, but voluntary donations for medical aid to Ukraine will be welcome. Refreshments will be available throughout the duration of the exhibition.

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