Vigil for Sri Lanka

Posted on Saturday 27 April 2019
In response to last week's heartbreaking bombings in Sri Lanka which shattered through the celebrations of Easter, the University Church, Great St Mary's, will be hosting a Vigil for Sri Lanka on Sunday 28th April at 5pm.

The University Church has partnered with the Cambridge University Sri Lanka Society, Fisher House (the Roman Catholic chaplaincy), and representatives of a number of different faith groups — including Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists — to offer a special service of prayer, mourning, and hope.

All are very warmly invited to this evening service on 28 April at 5pm. People of all faiths and none are welcome to attend the service inside the church, to participate, and to be themselves without fear.

The service will include reflections, readings, music, and an act of remembrance, concluding at 5.45pm. Details and latest information  will be posted on the parish Facebook page ( and on Twitter @GreatStMarys. 

Canon Adrian Daffern said “We were deeply saddened by the news of the devastating attacks over Easter and want to offer a place and time of prayer, reflection and safety. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka as people of Easter”

For more information, contact the Revd Devin McLachlan, Associate Vicar at Great St Mary's and the Ely diocesan interfaith advisor