The DailyHOPE telephone line was launched on Sunday 26th April 2020 as a response by the Church of England, Faith in Later Life and Connections at Holy Trinity Church in Claygate, to support older people who would not be able to access online worship during lockdown.
The free national telephone line which has brought prayers, hymns and reflections, 24 hours a day, to thousands of people for almost four years, will close on January 31st 2024.
If you have previously called DailyHOPE or you’re supporting someone who did, we offer a few resources which we hope will encourage and help those who had come to rely on the phone line.
DailyHOPE Sleep Well
Falling and staying asleep is a challenge for many of us as we get older. Pippa Cramer’s beautiful Sleep Well audio recordings are now available her for you to listen to or download anytime.
Audio files will be available here very shortly.
Premier Christian Radio is available using a digital radio, online, on Freeview, and in some areas on Medium Wave radio. For full details on how to access the service please go to their website at https://www.premier.plus/pages/how-to-listen.
You can listen to UCB Radio using a digital radio, or online. For full details on how to access the service please go to their website at https://www.ucb.co.uk/listen#waystolisten.
If you are living with sight loss, Torch Trust have some excellent resources including books, Bibles, audio players. Call them for more information on 01858 438260 or go to their website at https://torchtrust.org/contact/.
Torch also broadcast on the radio on Sundays at 9am on RNIB’s Connect Radio online, on Freeview 730, on FM 101 (Glasgow), and through apps and smart speakers.
If you are blind, partially sighted, or eligible to be registered as either, you can also receive Reflections as a monthly free CD, mailed straight to you.
Every Day with Jesus – Daily Devotional
This one-year devotional by Selwyn Hughes is a simple but enriching way to read the Bible in one year with 365 daily readings from the Old and New testaments, part of a Psalm and a Proverb.
To order a copy please telephone Eden on 0345 222 3336 or go to their website at https://www.eden.co.uk/365-day-devotionals/every-day-with-jesus-one-year-devotional-selwyn-hughes/.
DailyHOPE Chair Exercises
It’s so important to do what we can to keep ourselves healthy, even if we can’t go out, or struggle to walk around much. Jenny Gray helps us concentrate on specific parts of the body each day, helping us to feel more confident about the movement we make in our daily lives.
Hymns We Love
Hymns We Love is a gentle evangelistic series which uses well-loved hymns to explore the Christian faith with seniors. Each session features a beautifully shot video set in a historic English church, and tells the story of the hymn and the gospel message behind it.
To order the DVD series please telephone The Good Book Company on 0333 123 0880 or go to their website at https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/series/hymns-we-love/.