Although Leicester Cathedral is temporarily closed, the Chapter remain committed to the safety and well-being of all who are in or have contact with our community.
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.
Options available include materials also available digitally by the Church of England’s Communications team such as Prayer During the Day and Night Prayer updated daily, from Common Worship, and a recording of the Church of England weekly national online service.
A section called Hymn Line offers callers a small selection of hymns, updated daily. An option entitled ‘Hymns We Love’, provides a hymn and reflection and is based on an initiative by the Connections group.
Many of us have been phoning, messaging and mailing one another. We do not have access to our database currently, and we are a little worried that some people may be out of touch and feeling it – but we’re not sure who they may be. If you think someone may not be ‘in the loop’ and/or would welcome contact from the pastoral team please do let us know – email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the Canon-in-Residence: 07399 523 330.
Similarly if you would like prayers for a particular person or situation, email the Sub-Dean and make it clear if this is a prayer request which could be shared with the wider community, or one to be kept private.
We are looking at ways we might possibly have a virtual prayer board online as well.
The Church of England have created a page on their website with information you might need for supporting your mental health at this challenging time. They have created a mental health reflections booklet with new material to provide hope, reassurance and comfort, that you can download.
The charity Mind provides confidential support for people with mental health problems.
Don’t forget you can ring Leicester Cathedral’s Canon-in-Residence on 07399 523 330.
Whether you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, Leicester City Council have put together information about the below organisations that provide trusted information and support.
|NHS 111 ONLINE
Check if you coronavirus symptoms.
What you need to do and frequently asked questions.
Advice for everyone on coronavirus (COVID-19).
Confidential support for people with mental health problems.
|Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm)
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
|Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Support for anyone who has been affected by domestic abuse and / or sexual violence.
|Phone: 0808 80 200 28 (open from Monday to Saturday, 8am-8pm)
Text support: 07715 994 962 (text support only, calls will not be answered)
The UK’s largest provider of relationship support.
|Phone: 0300 003 0396 (Monday to Thursday, 8am-8pm / Friday, 8am-6pm)
|Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland
Confidential, free advice line which can help with anything that affects your quality of later life.
|Phone: 0116 299 2239 (Monday to Friday, 9am-1pm)
|LLEP Business Gateway Growth Hub
The Growth Hub is free and impartial advice to access business support across Leicester and Leicestershire.
|Phone: 0116 366 8487 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm)