Anniversary Prayer Vigil at Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre (DIRC)

A monthly prayer vigil has been held outside the barrier to the DIRC for the last year. The purpose is to pray for the women who are detained there, to stand in solidarity with them and to witness by our presence that their detention is inhumane, unjust and incompatible with our faith, which calls us to recognise the unique dignity of each person. The first anniversary vigil takes place on Sunday 5 June, Pentecost Sunday at 3.00pm. All are welcome to come along to a short prayer service which incorporates a time of silence. The postcode for the Centre on Corbridge Road, Medomsley is DH8 6QY. If you are unable to join in person, please join in prayer from home at 3.00pm. Future dates planned are Sunday’s 3 July, 7 August, 4 September.

For more information, email Liz Archibald:

View the event listing here and read or download our press release here.

Save the Date

The Justice and Peace Co-ordinating Council will hold a business AGM on Saturday 25 June on Zoom at 10.30am. If you wish to attend, please email for joining details the week before.


Unfortunately, the AGM of the Justice and Peace Co-ordinating Council originally planned for the morning of Saturday 25 June on Zoom has had to be cancelled.

A new date will be arranged and publicised. Sorry for the inconvenience.