100,000 Deaths From Covid-19
On 26th January, the official number of deaths in the UK as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic tragically exceeded 100,000. Our prayers are with all those who have been affected and are grieving, especially those within Cheam Parish.
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued an open letter to the nation in which they call on the nation to unite in prayer at 6pm on Sunday 31st January. The letter can be read below.
‘Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?’
‘These are they who have come out of the great ordeal.’
(Revelation 7.13, 14)
God of love,
who hold us in life as in death,
as we commend each one of those who have died
to your eternal and tender care
comfort all who grieve,
hold us in our sorrow
and give us that sense of hope
which brings us all
to resurrection life
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.