From the Very Revd Jerry Lepine, Dean of Bradford:
“Every day in February we have been ringing our Sanctus bell at 6pm as part of the national Prayer for the Nation, where we set aside time every evening to pray for those who have been affected by COVID-19.
“We pray for a different group every weekday, and on Saturdays it is for those who are grieving. Today we particularly remember, on the day of his funeral, Captain Tom, and his family.
“We will be ringing our bell 100 times in his memory, at 6pm, one toll for each year of his life, to mark his great work in raising money for NHS charities, and lifting the spirits of the nation in these difficult times. This will also be a chance for everyone to remember all those who are grieving, at this time, or in physical or mental ill-health, and to pray for them.”
For more information on ‘Prayer for the Nation’, please visit https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/prayer-nation#saturday