Below are details of two phonelines which may be of help to you or someone you know.
The Daily Hope phone line has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind and is available 24 hours a day. If you know someone who does not have internet access then you might like to tell them about this service. For more information on Daily Hope from the Church of England please click here.
The Listening Chaplaincy is a service from the Faith Communities Major Emergencies Team for Avon and Somerset. For more information from the Diocese of Bath and Wells on this service please click here.
This faith-based service is especially for anyone facing end of life issues, bereaved or anxious about someone in hospital, residential care or isolated at home. Their concern could be for a family member, friend, colleague or neighbour, or someone they have been caring for through their work.
The service will also offer a listening ear to:
- those who are anxious about relatives who are gravely ill, especially if there is no option of visiting them in person.
- people unable to see the body of a loved one after death or unable to attend a funeral
- key workers affected by work-related issues, perhaps overwhelmed by what they are facing or dealing with
- anyone anxious about the effects of COVID 19 on their lives