As the weeks pass by I find some days are productive and some, to quote a favourite saying, ‘I put my laundry in the oven.’ Some days I begin with renewed determination and others with a feeling of dismay. Apparently this is normal.

Archbishop Justin Welby said it is important we support the lonely and isolated of all ages.  I think there are times when we all feel a little of this.  Consequently, the Church of England has set up a Daily Hope Line offering music, prayers, reflections and full worship services, available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044.

Options 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. Hymn Line has a selection of hymns, and ‘Hymns We Love’, provides a hymn and reflection.

So, on your ‘putting the laundry in the oven’ days, do try the Daily Hope Line.

Rev’d Jenni Lane can be contacted at the Rectory on 01609 631 122