By Joe Middleton For Mailonline
Published: 13:21 BST, 12 August 2020 | Updated: 13:21 BST, 12 August 2020
More than half of young people have been praying online during the pandemic, new figures have revealed.
The poll showed that 'staggering' numbers of 18-24 year old's been turning to god during the lockdown after places of worship were forced to close to help curb the pandemic.
Online services streamed on social media platforms such as YouTube have become normalised and are being increasingly utilised to help communities stay connected even if you can't meet up face-to-face.
Rev Dr Peter Phillips, director of the Centre for Digital Religion at Durham University, told a recent webinar he was 'shocked' by the high take-up of online services by young people.