Reaching Out Beyond Social Media

Daily Hope Phone Line from the Church of England

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

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.


The service will continue as lockdown eases to support those who will find it difficult to return to Church.

 Justin Welby said: “Daily Hope has been a lifeline for tens of thousands of people in the last few months. We’ve heard stories of people using it who are regular church attenders and those who aren’t. That’s a testimony to the vital importance of Daily Hope.

“I have been praying for those who have used the phone line, and written to us, that God would bring them comfort, not just at this time but in the weeks and months which follow.The Church will continue to look to serve older people, and those who can’t easily get out to a church building. I look forward to seeing how Daily Hope can go from strength to strength as lockdown restrictions are eased.”

Dial-a-Sermon from St Luke’s and St Philip’s, Kew

St Luke’s and the Barn Church, Kew have set up a phone line for parishioners to ring in and listen to the weekly sermon if they don’t have access to the internet.

Read  to find out more.  (If you decide to do the same please click here to set up your Twilio account. It will give St Luke’s and you $10 free credit.)

Rev James Hutchings from St Mary Barnes delivering parish news to those without email.
There are ways of belonging to a worshipping community at this time that do not rely on a broadband connection, writes Lorraine Cavanagh in the Church Times. Click here to read full article.