The Church of England has launched its ‘Ask Alexa’ Amazon skill which will enable users to ask the Church of England for prayers, explanations of the Christian faith and location-based information about local church events and services.

Daily prayer resources are central to the skill, with the prayer for the day, morning, evening and night-time prayer, a grace and special event prayers all recorded for this project.

The skill is also integrated with A Church Near You, helping users to find their nearest services and events, and seeks to increase users’ knowledge of the Christian faith by answering questions such as: what is the Bible? Who is God? What is a Christian?

It’s integration with A Church Near You also highlights the importance of churches ensuring their profile on the site is populated with up-to-date information.