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 North Yorkshire continues the tradition

peace light 2019

Continuing the tradition over the last few years the International Peace Light will be brought to North Yorkshire in the week beginning 16 December.

What is the Peace Light?

Each year, a child from Upper Austria kindles a flame from the "Eternal Flame" from the Nativity Grotto in Bethlehem where Jesus was born. The light is then flown to Austria from where it is distributed at a Service of Dedication to delegations from across Europe who take it back, with a message of Peace, to their own countries for use at ecumenical services throughout the Continent. The Light will arrive in Dover on December 15th for distribution throughout the country.  Scouts and Guides can then take the light on to other churches, hospitals, old people homes, prisons, and places of public, cultural and political importance - to anybody that appreciates the significance of the "gift".

Is there a church service in the County?

Each year a service is held at St Martin, Coney Street, York.  This year's service will be held on December 21st at 11 am when the Light will be received into the church for distribution to anyone who wishes to receive it.

Who is the contact for the County?

If you wish to receive the Peace Light please get in touch with Helen Westmancoat, ACC Air Activities, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The Peace Light is expected to be brought to North Yorkshire on December 16th 2019