We have set up a separate fund to financially support Ukrainian Refugees with whom we have direct contact locally.

If you would like to donate money to support them please send your donation to:

Bank:                  CAF Bank Ltd

Sort Code:         40-52-40

Account No:      00021713

Account name:  Emmanuel Church – Small Groups a/c

Reference:          Ukraine

If you would like to donate by card please click the button below. Please note that for donations made by card a charge of 2.2% will be deducted from your donation.


We are directing requests for other support through our Refugee Support Coordinator (Clare Buchanan) so that we have a central hub of information and resources rather than relying on ad hoc conversations.

We hope that this will help to make our efforts as a church more effective, as well as providing a contact point for those people who wish to offer donations or other support.

You can contact Clare at refugee.support@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk

How is Emmanuel helping to host refugees?

Currently, churches and other organisations are unable to host refugees through the government refugee scheme.

This may change in the future, and we will evaluate our position as that happens. However, the government have announced that individuals are able to register their interest in hosting refugees, if they have a spare room or other property available, subject to safeguarding checks.

While the decision to host refugees is one that individuals must make for themselves depending on their circumstances, we as a church community are very keen to offer support to any individuals or families within our congregation who open their homes in this way.

How can I help?

We are compiling a list of people who are able to offer donations, knowledge, expertise and other practical support so that we are able to immediately contact the right people when a need is identified. We would love to know if you are planning to host refugees, so that we can start to pray for you and keep in touch about what support you might need.

Any ideas about how we might further develop this evolving ministry are also warmly welcomed.

Please contact Clare at refugee.support@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk if you:

  • Are planning to host refugees.
  • Are able to help with practical donations such as clothes, nappies etc.
  • Have expertise in the legalities of the current refugee/immigration situation.
  • Have other skills, including time to befriend, that you could offer.
  • Would like to be part of a prayer group/network specifically to pray for these issues.
  • Are aware of specific needs of local refugees that we might be able to help with.
  • Have other ideas around how we might best serve refugees at this time.


If you would like to support the work to help those affected in Ukraine financially below are details of a few organisations that are currently providing support to those affected:

Red Cross in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), together with fellow Red Cross National Societies in border countries, are working to get vital help to those impacted by this crisis.

So far, Red Cross teams in Ukraine have distributed over 30,000 food and hygiene parcels and provided food, warm clothes, and other aid to around 8,000 people sheltering in metro stations.

First aid training has also been delivered to over 2,000 people taking cover in metro stations and bomb shelters, so they have the skills to treat their loved ones if needed.

International Needs (One of Emmanuel’s Mission Partners)

International Needs’ partners in Slovakia and Romania are ready and desperate to support the thousands of Ukrainian refugees crossing the borders looking for safety.

They are seeing news about families fleeing their homes, families being separated as some remain to fight, and families suffering devastating losses.

International Needs in Slovakia and Romania are able to offer an opportunity to help to provide:

  • Transport for refugees to move from the border to safety
  • Food for refugee families
  • Helping local families open their homes to refugees
  • Clothes, medicines and other basic needs
  • Rent for accommodation
  • Bedding to be used on church floors and conference centres

International Needs are looking to raise £50,000 initially to look after immediate needs.

Tearfund – Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Tearfund does not usually operate in Europe. Tearfund’s call is to go where the need is greatest around the world – following Jesus into conflicts that aren’t always in the spotlight. However, as the scale of the crisis in Ukraine unfolds, Christians cannot stand by in silence.

As a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee and Integral Alliance, they are supporting partners on the ground to provide food, bedding and temporary accommodation to refugees from Ukraine. Please click the link below for more information and how to give:


Support Hospitals in Ukraine

Supporting Ukrainian hospitals with much needed modern medical equipment and supplies



  • Please pray for Ukrainian members of our congregation and SELAM. For safety for their families and friends. And for them as they anxiously wait for news.
  • Please pray for Russian members of our congregation. That they will feel loved and accepted.

A Prayer for Ukraine from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York

God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today.We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.

We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at-risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.



A responsive Prayer for Ukraine (from 24/7 prayer)


Ukraine has been through many troubled times. Pray for the Lord’s mercy upon the nation. Truly they are in God’s hands – but God’s hands are big, and God’s hands are strong.