Please read the following for details of an important freephone service available from the Church of England as well as a reminder of practical suggestions on funerals accessible on the Church of England website
For those who are not on social media, the Church of England is providing a free national phone line to bring worship and prayer to people in their homes while church buildings remain closed.
'Daily Hope' offers music, prayers and reflections, as well as full worship services and is available 24 hours a day - on 0800 804 8044.…. this, will undoubtedly be a boon for those who don’t have local alternatives to rely on or the internet. …. most if not all of you will have parish teams who are telephoning isolated parishioners and neighbours, and this will hopefully add a new dimension to the help the churches able to offer all now.
One of the many significant effects of the lockdown is that we are not able to go to the funerals except for the closest of relatives, and that can make grieving even harder. There is a page on the national Church of England website that offers some practical suggestions that you might find helpful.