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Lichfield Cathedral illuminated with messages of hope

Lichfield | Coronavirus | Published:

Messages of hope are being projected on to the front of Lichfield Cathedral as the Church of England leads calls for people to pray for Boris Johnson.

Lichfield Cathedral gives support to the NHS

The images have been created to mark Holy Week and come as the Prime Minister continues his fight in intensive care.

The Diocese of Lichfield, which covers the Black Country and Staffordshire, said it wanted to show its support for everyone who is suffering in the current crisis. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby led calls for the nation to pray for Mr Johnson and everyone else whose lives are in danger from the virus.

He tweeted: “The news that our Prime Minister has been moved to intensive care deepens our compassion for all who are seriously ill and for those caring for them. I invite all people of faith to join me in praying for Boris Johnson and his loved ones.”

The images projected on to the facade of the cathedral include a thank you to the NHS as well as a rainbow image with the words ‘Hope’. They are being shared on social media.

The Very Revd Dean of Lichfield, Adrian Dorber, said: “I hope people will know that the cathedral’s prayer for them and interest in them hasn’t diminished simply because our doors are shut.”

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