Churches unite for prayer amid coronavirus crisis

By James Vukmirovic | Coronavirus | Published:

Churches around the region joined together to issue a prayer in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

The National Day of Prayer and Action was an initiative by leading figures in the Christian church for all churches and worshippers to join in prayer.

At 7pm on Sunday, March 22, the Archbishop of Canterbury asked churches around the region to light a candle as a symbol of Jesus Christ and pray in their own way.

St Joseph's Church in Wolverhampton was one of many which took part in the day of prayer, with Rev. Tim Eady lighting a candle inside the church.

He said: "It was the Archbishop of Canterbury's initiative and, quite rightly, all the mainstream Christian denominations were called to pray yesterday.

"I know that many people did, led by the Archbishop, across the whole country and we joined it in our own small way with a live-stream of the lighting.

"The curate of our parish organised a 24-hour prayer rota, so there were people praying right around the clock as to the 24 hours of the day.

"It's a sign of solidarity and so many people were engaged in this and very involved, so there was a lot of prayer going on."

James Vukmirovic

By James Vukmirovic
Community Reporter - @jamesvukmirovic

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Wolverhampton. Contact me at

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