'Daily Hope' free phone line, bringing hymns and prayers to people's homes, takes over 100,000 calls

A free phone line for people to listen to hymns and prayers during lockdown has been so popular it's already received over 100,000 calls.

Daily Hope is funded by the Archbishop of Canterbury and set up by Pippa Cramer and her husband Steve from their home in Claygate in Surrey.

"I've had amazing feedback. A lot of people are feeling quite isolated, lonely, frightened - I don't think you can underestimate how scary it can be at the moment for people," said Pippa.

Daily Hope is available 24 hours-a-day and users can choose prayers, services or hymns. The average caller stays on the line for around ten minutes.

"We've had 1.2 million minutes and over 100,000 calls in three weeks since it was launched," said Emma Buchan at Lambeth Palace.

Daily Hope is available on 0800 804 8044.