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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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The Government has recently updated their advice regarding coronavirus.
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New alternatives to face-to-face document checking
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We are hosting a webinar to help churches with questions around employment and finance. This will cover the employer's guide for churches and the package of financial support for churches that were launched on Friday
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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A number of churches were intending to have church meetings or an AGM in the next few weeks and we would suggest that where possible, these meetings should be postponed
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On 19 March, our General Secretary Lynn Green and our President Elect Yinka Oyekan led a time of prayer
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The months ahead bring all sorts of challenges, and it is important that we don’t overlook the specific needs of those who are vulnerable
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Following my letters last week giving some guidance on how to deal with you finances now we are not meeting in our church buildings it has become clear that we need to update our guidance particularly around Pre-Schools.
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Rev Dr Helen Paynter, Tutor at Bristol Baptist College is using her time at home to develop a daily vlog. She is taking a tour through the Bible and you are invited to join her.
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The following is a letter being sent to all Baptists Together Churches by Baptist Union Treasurer John Levick
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A reflection from Jane Day - Contemplation is essential in times of uncertainty and rapid change
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On 17 March, our General Secretary Lynn Green and our Interim Team Leader of the Faith and Society Specialist Team Diane Watts led a time of prayer
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Exploring options to enable churches and small groups to meet, gather and encourage each other in the virtual space
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Due to the Coronavirus, this year's Assembly has been postponed
Guidance for churches during the Coronavirus pandemic
Finding ourselves caught up in a global pandemic is challenging and is going to reveal the essential nature of our discipleship.  
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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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