Last Sunday,  The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby,  launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus.

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.

Full details of what is available to listen to are as follows:

Archbishop Justin Welby answers your call with a short message followed by a choice of options:

Press 1 to listen to hymns we love with a series of short talks based on the the well loved hymn.

Press 2 to listen to a different daily hymn.

Press 3 for the Prayers which are specific for the Coronavirus pandemic.

Press 4 to hear options 5 to 7:

Press 5 to hear a Church of England weekly Service.

Press 6 to join in with traditional Morning and Evening Prayers.

Press 7 to hear the latest Government advice on the Coronavirus pandemic.

Press 0 to hear the first menu.