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Daily Hope

11 February 2021

Daily Hope, a free national telephone line, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of the phone.

Daily Hope PosterA Church of England initiative in partnership with CONNECTIONS at Holy Trinity Claygate, and Faith in Later Life.

The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind; to provide comfort and spiritual nourishment to the most isolated in our society.

The phone line offers Hymns we Love, reflections, hymns and prayers, and ‘Chair Exercises on the Phone’ which are vital, but gentle exercises, to help with circulation and fitness for this most isolated section of our community.

New for February there is ‘Sleep well with the Daily Hope’ as another option. So many people of all ages, but especially the elderly, are struggling to sleep at this worrying and unsettling time - sleep researchers are now calling this ‘Covid-somnia!’ To help with this, Daily Hope have launched a series of gentle and relaxing reflections using wonderful Bible verses for callers to listen to on the phone whilst they’re in bed. So many (over 2.5 million) elderly ones are not connected to the internet so are not able to access any online support.

Daily Hope has been a wonderful success so far – receiving over 350,000 calls which represent 5 million minutes of call time – but there are still so many older, vulnerable people who have not yet heard about the Daily Hope and would really benefit from what it offers. Please share the Daily Hope with your churches and your older friends, neighbours and relatives, and do tell them about the new Sleep Well content and try it for yourself! Please also join many others in praying especially for this precious generation, that they would discover how much the Lord loves them, and how He longs to bring His hope and comfort at this hard, hard time.