It’s only just struck me that this quarantine – from the Italian word quarantina meaning forty days – has come upon us during the forty days of Lent.

I can only imagine that for many people, especially those who have never previously been observant of Lent, this has been a time of fasting and self-examination like never before.

And penitence. “Holy God, holy and strong, holy and immortal, have mercy upon us.”

Revd Tim Heaton