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Offering hope as we face second wave
23 September 2020 IN: Coronavirus
The Church has a vital role to play in offering hope and comfort to the nation as we face an expected second wave of the coronavirus, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have said.
In a joint letter Archbishops Justin Welby and Stephen Cottrell set out a stark assessment of the challenges facing the country amid the pandemic including hunger, homelessness, mental health pressures and domestic violence.
But, they say, the Church of England, through its presence in every community, can play a vital role in serving the nation - especially those most in need - and in bringing hope to all through the gospel.
The Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, commends the letter saying, "I hope it will encourage us to rise to the challenge of being Christ’s Church at this critical moment in the life of our nation."