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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.

Following the latest measures from the Government we have updated our essential information.

Whilst we all recognise that our desire to meet together as Christians at this time is important, we must follow the advice of Government and ensure that we do not gather in person as a church family.  This includes the gathering of a music group or other participants into one place in order to livestream worship.   Difficult as this may seem, we believe that it is important for our witness to model the very best practice possible in our communities by following public health advice designed to protect us all and the vulnerable in particular.

Please follow the links below to find the latest guidance.
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On Tuesday 7 April we are holding a Baptists Together Coronavirus Advice Webinar on Church Governance.
Ideas for sharing the good news this Easter
With churches unable to meet in one place during the Coronavirus restrictions, many are considering what they might do in terms of sharing communion
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Our General Secretary Lynn Green and Amie Buhari, Founder and Chief Executive of The Hebe Foundation led our prayer broadcast on Sunday 5 April.
A new initiative from our Joint Public Issues Team encouraging us to pray each day for different issues - local, national and global
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An extremely helpful article on grief linked to the current epidemic, from the Harvard Business Review
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Has a number of resources relating to the current Coronavirus pandemic.
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A theological reflection from Tom Wright
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Let us not forget that every life lost is an individual who is loved by God and loved by those who shared their life
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Regional Minister Phil Jump has shared this reflective meditation on the Lord's Prayer
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The Government has recently updated their advice regarding coronavirus.
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Continuing to facilitate peer-to-peer support, encouragement, and resource-sharing from the front line of pastoral ministry
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Chaplains' perspectives on tragic, unexpected death
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New alternatives to face-to-face document checking
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Our General Secretary Lynn Green and Baptist World Alliance President Paul Msiza led our broadcast on Wednesday evening. Paul joined us from South Africa.
We hosted a webinar to help churches with questions around employment and finance. This covered the employer's guide for churches and the package of financial support for churches.
New provisions in place to offer employers financial support in relation to employment costs during the coronavirus pandemic
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Growing the seed of the kingdom at a time of unrivalled anxiety and stress
Our General Secretary Lynn Green was joined by Stephen Sutton, Minister at Coulby Newham Baptist Church and Chair of Transforming Teesside Together on Sunday evening
West of England Baptist Association Team Leader, Nigel Coles, and The Fuelcast team present the first of a weekly series for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis
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This letter has been sent by Lynn Green to all in our Baptist family whose primary role is in chaplaincy.
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Many organisations and churches are providing additional resources for families and churches to use at this time
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A briefing at this challenging time for churches who will be supporting members of their church and its community
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We are aware that a number of our churches host foodbanks or other services for vulnerable people.
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Our President Ken Benjamin led us in prayer along with our General Secretary Lynn Green
A reflection from Jane Day - indulging in God's love and sitting at his feet
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From Baptist minister and devotional writer, Nick Fawcett
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Following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on Monday 23 March, we have revised our guidelines on weddings, funerals and baptism still further.
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Following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on Monday 23 March, we have revised our guidelines on pastoral visiting.
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On 22 March, we took part in the National Day of Prayer and Action as part of Churches Together in England along with CYTUN in Wales and churches in Scotland.
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The National Safeguarding Team have produced a new safeguarding guideline 'Using social media to engage and communicate with young people within the church'.
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We have received information from our auditor at the Baptist Union regarding the potential to delay payments to HMRC to alleviate cashflow problems from the current unprecedented situations.
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Due to the Coronavirus, this year's Assembly has been postponed
Guidance for churches during the Coronavirus pandemic
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