Prayer for the Nation

St Edmundsbury Cathedral will join with other cathedrals by leading prayers every evening and ringing a bell in response to the call by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and senior church leaders for a month of prayer for the nation during this second lockdown.

During the month-long lockdown, people will be encouraged to pray daily, wherever they are, for the NHS, frontline workers, those who have lost loved ones, those struggling with physical and mental ill health and children and young people. This will culminate in a collective moment of prayer at 6 pm each evening. At St Edmundsbury Cathedral this will be part of the livestreamed service of Evening Prayer which starts at 5.30 pm Monday to Friday.

Each week a specific prayer will be shared, and these, and other prayer resources can all be found on the Church of England website.

The Very Revd Joe Hawes, the Dean of St Edmundsbury, said: “We will be here for each other. We will continue to pray for each other. The Church will be here to make sure that the light of Christ still shines in the darkness”

The Cathedral will livestream its services via Facebook. Full details can be found here


Virtual candles can be lit and prayers left on the Prayer wall.