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Coronavirus

Coronavirus


We want to keep you up-to-date with information and updates about Coronavirus so that you can take appropriate action.

We have now published new guidelines for churches after 4 July.

Our current advice can be found on our essential guidance page.

There is also more information regarding the Government’s furlough scheme in the Churches as Employers guide.
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The Government has recently updated their advice regarding coronavirus.
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Your key legal requirement prior to re-opening is to carry out a risk assessment
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The government has announced that from 4 July 2020, Places of Worship in England will be permitted to open again for services, in addition to being open for private prayer
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The UK Government published guidance on Protective Measures for Out-of-School Settings on 1 July.
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The restrictions on entering other people’s homes have been eased, so that people from no more than 2 different households can now meet indoors in England.
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The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts will feature Karen and Murray Golder Both are Ministers of Breathe Communities in Penzance, alongside General Secretary Lynn Green and a BSL Interpreter.
The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts will feature Philip Lutterodt. Pastor of Mitcham Baptist Church London and member of the BU Trustees Board. Philip will be praying alongside General Secretary Lynn Green and a BSL interpreter
Posters to download and print out to use around your church building, to help keep people safe
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Guidance for churches following the Government announcement that from 4 July 2020, Places of Worship in England will be permitted to open again for services
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Guidance from our Legal Team on various legal and regulatory issues that have arisen because of the lockdown
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Practical guidance and tips for those continuing to use digital platforms for worship and outreach. With Mike Lowe, BUGB National Communications Manager, and Ben Stacey from Plugged-In Audio Visual.
Roy Searle and Lesley MacLean, both advocates of a Celtic spirituality, will be helping us think what Celtic Christians who went long before us might have to say about our presently changing world and our new patterns of mission and ministry.
New provisions in place to offer employers financial support in relation to employment costs during the coronavirus pandemic
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The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts will featured Ruth Moriarty, Alongside General Secretary Lynn Green and a BSL interpreter
The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts featured Alastair Mitchell-Baker, Moderator of the BUGB Trustee Board, and Director with Tricordant Consulting. Alongside General Secretary Lynn Green and a BSL Interpreter
A guided quiet day, led by Geoff Colmer and Beth Powney. Each hour will begin with some input to guide personal reflection and prayer over the remainder of the hour.
How did Paul preach the kingdom ‘boldly and without hindrance’ whilst under arrest? Simon Jones from Spurgeon’s College and Andrew Clarke from the Baptist Union of Scotland, will be in conversation.
The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts featured Alex and Dorcas Afriyie, Senior Pastors at London Network Church. Alex and Dorcas prayed alongside General Secretary Lynn Green and was signed by a BSL Interpreter.
The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts will feature Rev Mark Hirst, the newest minister at Willesborough Baptist Church, Kent. Mark will be praying alongside General Secretary Lynn Green and was signed by a BSL Interpreter.
The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts featured Andy and Sue Glover.
Simon Barrington from Forge Leadership Consultancy and Simon Harris will be talking us through the typical path a church, community or even country follows when hit by a crisis.
The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts featured Dion-Marie White, General Secretary Lynn Green and BSL Interpreter Steve Bostock
The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts featured Rupert Lazar, Past President and Minister at East Barnet Baptist Church, London. Rupert prayed alongside General Secretary Lynn Green, with the broadcast signed in BSL
A series of webinars exploring key themes from contextual mission and the lessons they offer to the wider church beyond lockdown
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A new song for today by Jack Robertson and Alan Penman
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How do we share our faith when we are so restricted in the contact we can have with others? Chris Duffett, Yinka Oyekan and Faith Phiri explore this question, and how creativity and this year's vision work with restrictions
The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts featured Jill Willett. Former minister in Leicestershire and has also worked as a part-time Chaplain at Leicester prison. Jill prayed alongside General Secretary Lynn Green
The latest in our Webinar Series was about 'Supporting those facing domestic abuse'. Rachel Stone, HR and Safeguarding Team Leader BUGB, was in conversation with Bekah Legg, Director of the charity 'Restored'.
The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts featured Tim Haines, minister of St Helens Baptist Church, Merseyside, praying alongside General Secretary Lynn Green
The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts will feature Jonathan Vaughan-Davies, Minister at Bethel Baptist Church in Whitchurch, Cardiff, alongside General Secretary Lynn Green.
The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts featured Chris Duffett, Baptist Minister, artist and founder/principal of the Light College and Collective, alongside Faith and Society Interim Team Leader, Diane Watts.
How do we support those facing loss of loved ones, jobs, and security when meeting them is difficult? This webinar explores the ways we can support the many who are facing bereavement and loss in all its forms.
The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts features Revd Jenni Entrican, current president Yinka Oyekan and Faith and Society interim team leader, Diane Watts.
Rev Prof Paul Fiddes from Regent's Park College explored what it means to be church when we cannot physically gather. How can we embody Christ when our contact with each other and our community is virtual?
"Lean on me", says God. A new (copyright-free) song and video from poet Lucy Berry. A song of comfort for times of trouble .
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This webinar aims to support to Baptist Church Treasurers in adapting to the new circumstances presented by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Have you considered pray walking where you live?
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We are all aware that we are in extremely unusual times and there is much uncertainty about the future. The closing of our church buildings has had a major impact on our life together and presented challenges to how we operate as a church.
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The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts featured Jeniya Gwendu of Mill Road Baptist Church in Cambridge and moderator within the EBA (Eastern Baptist Association) , alongside General Secretary Lynn Green.
The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts featured Mark Massey who is Senior Minister at 'The Free' in Frinton on the Essex coast, alongside General Secretary Lynn Green.
Due to the Coronavirus, this year's Assembly has been postponed
Guidance for churches during the Coronavirus pandemic
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A time to walk with Jesus and to hear God’s story revealed
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Communicating well with your church and local community
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