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Rochester Cathedral's spire turns blue as 'sign of constant prayers' amid coronavirus crisis

by Tola Mbakwe

Rochester Cathedral has lit up its spire blue to send the message that the Church is praying for all those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Prayers will continue to be offered in the Cathedral by the Dean and Canons at 9am and 5pm daily as they have been offered down the centuries.  

Although all Sunday services have stopped at the cathedral, people are welcome to light a candle or say a private prayer in the cathedral from 9.30am until 10.30am, Monday to Saturday.

Dean of Rochester Cathedral, Very Rev Dr Philip Hesketh said: "These are difficult and challenging times.  

"As a sign of our constant prayers for those anxious, suffering and bereaved, the Cathedral spire will be lit blue.  

"This is the colour of the Virgin Mary to whom the Cathedral is dedicated as the Mother Church of the Diocese and also the colours of the NHS, as we remember and pray for all those working in the Health Service.  

"Be assured of our prayers at the cathedral at this challenging time."

On Thursday the UK coronavirus death toll stood at 108.

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