The Church of England has begun a free phone service for people without access to the internet. If you are aware of anyone who might be able to benefit from this, please do pass on the details to them. It is obviously a challenge in the current circumstances to get the message out to those who do not use the internet, so thank you for your help in doing that. Here are the details:
For those without internet – Daily HOPE
This is an excellent national CofE initiative for those who are especially isolated: A free national phoneline Daily HOPE has been launched, aimed particularly at the over 75’s who don’t have access to the internet. The line is available 24 hours a day on
0800 804 8044.
Callers will hear a special greeting from the Archbishop of Canterbury before being able to choose from a range of options, including Prayer During the Day and Night Prayer updated daily, from Common Worship, and a recording of the Church of England’s weekly national online service. A section called Hymn Line will also offer callers a small selection of hymns, updated daily. An option entitled ‘Hymns We Love’, provides a hymn and reflection and is based on an initiative by Connections, a group focused on this age group.