Support for Ukraine

The Diocese of Exeter has set-up a support group to co-ordinate our response to the war in Ukraine and the need to support refugees, both in the short-term and long-term. We will update this page on a regular basis. Please read the information on this page and email if you have a question which is not covered here. We are checking this email inbox regularly and we will respond to you as quickly as we can.


Citizens UK Sponsorship Scheme

The Diocese of Exeter is working with the charity Citizens UK to act as a key sponsor in Devon to co-ordinate providing homes for Ukrainian refugees and help ensure ongoing community support. Citizens UK has partnered with Ukrainian Sponsorship Pathway UK, which is working in Poland to identify Ukrainian refugees wishing to travel to the UK.

If you would like to sign-up to be a host, please find all the information you need here:

Citizens UK Sponsorship Scheme.


A fundraising page has also been set-up so people can donate towards the transport costs of refugees travelling to Devon. Any money raised which is not spent on transport will be donated to the DEC and USPG Ukraine appeals.

Download a QR code for our donation page here.


The Rt. Rev’d Robert Atwell, the Bishop of Exeter, shares this statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


A number of Christian charities are part of the Disaster’s Emergency Committee humanitarian appeal for Ukraine. You can find out more and donate here.


Click here for Ukraine prayer resources for work with children and young people.



Prayer written by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell.


An overview of the historical context of what is going on and how it relates to church history, and our Christian response.

https://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/ukraine-hope-prayer-action/