Light a Candle of Hope

by Michael Ford last modified 19 Mar, 2020 09:10 PM

Our Bishops have joined other Church leaders in encouraging all Christians to take part in a National Day of Prayer and Action about the coronavirus on Sunday 22 March.

Light a Candle of Hope

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Bishop Nicholas encouraged everyone to join in and place a lighted candle in their window:

"It is Mothering Sunday, so a good day to give thanks for the source of our life and care of one another."

The call has been issued by the Presidents of the ecumenical grouping Churches Together in England: the Archbishop of Canterbury, the RC Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, the Moderator of the Free Churches, the CTE president for the Orthodox Churches, and the CTE Pentecostal President.

It is also supported by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, Cytûn, the Church of Scotland, and the Evangelical Alliance.

In a statement they said:

"At such a time as this, when so many are fearful and there is great uncertainty, we are reminded of our dependence on our loving Heavenly Father and the future that he holds."

People are asked to light a candle in their window at 7pm on Sunday “as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ.”

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