The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phoneline 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.
The Alzheimer’s Society (https://www.alzheimers.org.uk) provide a twice monthly emailed newsletter. Apart from helpful practical advice, the June edition contains an article on ‘5 great ways to keep moving at home‘.
Books and Training
Julia Burton-Jones, Anna Chaplaincy Lead and Dementia Specialist for Rochester Diocese has compiled a succinct list of books and electronic resources, covering:
- Biographical Accounts of Living with Dementia
- E-learning on Dementia – available at no cost
- Pastoral Theology of Ageing and Dementia
- Resources for Prayer and Worship, Small Groups and One to One Work
It is available here.
The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral are offering online ‘Friendly Singing’. You can find out more here.