The weeks pass by at an alarming rate! Some days are productive, and some days, to quote one of my favourite sayings, I put my laundry in the oven. Some days I start the day with a renewed determination and others I wake up with a feeling of dismay. Apparently this Is normal. Archbishop Justin Welby has said that it’s important that we support those who are feeling lonely and isolated, whatever age they are. And I think there are times when we all feel a little of this.

In light of this, the Church of England has set up a Daily Hope Line which offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044.

Options available include Prayer During the Day and Night Prayer updated daily, from Common Worship, and a recording of the Church of England weekly national online service. A section called Hymn Line offers callers a small selection of hymns, updated daily and the option entitled ‘Hymns We Love’, provides a hymn and reflection.

I have found this really useful on ‘putting the laundry in the oven’ days. So, on days of dismay, do try the Daily Hope Line.


Rectory telephone number: 01609 631122