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National Day of Reflection and Prayer

17 March 2021

The nation will join together on Tuesday 23 March for a National Day of Reflection, organised by Marie Curie, and for Christians, this will be a day to both reflect and pray.

Across the country, churches are invited to be prayerful one year on from the start of the first lockdown. There will be a minute’s silence at 12 noon followed by a ringing of church bells and later a doorstep vigil at 8pm.

The National Day of Reflection looks to reflect on our collective loss, support those who have been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future.

Church leaders from many of our national Member Churches are encouraging their members pause and pray.

Rev Dr Hugh Osgood, the Free Churches Moderator and Free Churches President of Churches Together in England, endorses the call to prayer on the Day of Remembrance on 23rd March saying, 'It is fitting that the day we set aside to remember should also be the day when we bring together the strength of our many prayer initiatives across the nation to raise our voices prayerfully as one.'

Prayers, reflections and ideas for the day from the Church of England.