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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.
 

As the roadmaps for lifting lockdown rules in England and Wales unfold, many churches have begun or are planning to hold in-person worship and other gatherings. To assist this, we will continue to update our specific guidance for Baptist churches on what needs to be done to reflect the developments in the law and government guidance.  There is a range of resources available to help churches practically and spiritually during these uncertain times.

Before Easter we asked the Government for clarification about use of church buildings for Bible studies as distinct from worship services.  We have been informed that the restriction on meeting for study groups in church buildings will be lifted on Monday 12 April.
 


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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Links to all our guidance information
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Updated to reflect the easing of National Lockdowns in England and Wales
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The safeguarding considerations for churches as we start to see restrictions being relaxed
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Guidance for churches following the Government's latest announcements
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The latest guidance for ministers
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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 latest in our continuation of Prayer Broadcasts will feature Cathy Bunting, Minister at Laird Street Baptist Church, praying alongside Lynn Green and a BSL interpreter
All churches that employ staff (other than a Minister) need to read this leaflet
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Guidance from our Legal Team on various legal and regulatory issues
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The latest in our continuation of Prayer Broadcasts featured Linda Hopkins, Minister of Waterloo United Free Church, Liverpool, alongside Lynn Green and a BSL interpreter.
The government’s job retention scheme has been extended until the end of September 2021
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Two updated guidance notes for churches offering volunteer support services to their local communities
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A prayer written by Baptist minister Nick Fawcett, a devotional and reflective writer
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A reflective poem written by Gary Clayton, Copywriter and Editor at Mission Aviation Fellowship
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A prayer written by Patrick Coghlan
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Churches can bring comfort to millions with bereavement care backup
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The latest in our continuation of Prayer Broadcasts featured Matt Noble and his team from City Life Church, Truro. Matt and his team prayed alongside Lynn Green and a BSL Interpreter
Your key legal requirement prior to re-opening is to carry out a risk assessment
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A prayer written by hospital chaplain Amanda Pink
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A reflective lament written by hospital chaplain Amanda Pink
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A prayer poem written by hospital chaplain Amanda Pink
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Regional Minister Phil Jump has written this simple prayer for all our vital frontline keyworkers at this challenging time
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As Covid-19 threatens to overwhelm our health service and continues to inflict pain and loss, we stand together with many others and renew our commitment to sustained prayer.
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The latest in our series of Prayer Broadcasts featured Andy Glover and members of the Fresh Streams Leadership Team alongside General Secretary Lynn Green. The Prayer Broadcast was simultaneously streamed to the Fresh Streams Online Conference.
Advising churches to close when we are (in England) legally permitted to worship is a strong, even controversial, line for the Specialist Teams to take.
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The latest and the last in our series of Prayer Broadcasts featured Geoff Colmer. He is the Regional Minister Team Leader of the Central Baptist Association and future Baptist President, and prayed alongside Lynn Green and a BSL interpreter.
New furlough scheme rules and removal of retention bonus
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The latest in our series of Prayer Broadcasts featured Lucy Tiller, intern at JPIT and Jayne Franklin, Restore Team Leader and CAP Centre Manager. Praying alongside Lynn Green and a BSL interpreter.
The latest in our series of Prayer Broadcasts featured Gavin Calver, CEO of the Evangelical Alliance. He prayed alongside General Secretary Lynn Green and one of our BSL interpreters
The latest in our series of Prayer Broadcasts featured Sandra Crawford, Minster at Leyland Baptist Church, Lancashire, and Messy Church Minister at Wigan Baptist Church. Sandra will prayed alongside Lynn Green and one of our BSL interpreters.
The latest in our series of Prayer Broadcasts featured Karen Martindale, Administrator and Company Secretary of HEBA alongside our General Secretary Lynn Green and one of our BSL interpreters.
The latest in our series of Prayer Broadcasts featured Cole Maynard, Minster at Colchester Baptist Church with General Secretary Lynn Green and one of our BSL interpreters.
The latest in our series of Prayer Broadcasts featured Steve Chalke, Senior minister of Oasis Church Waterloo, central London, alongside Lynn Green and a BSL interpreter.
The latest in our series of Prayer Broadcasts featured Roger Sutton, a Baptist minister and leader of the GATHER movement, Praying alongside Diane Watts and a BSL interpreter
The latest in our series of Prayer Broadcasts featured Rev David Mayne, Lead Pastor at Shoeburness and Thorpe Bay Baptist Church, alongside General Secretary Lynn Green
The latest in our series of Prayer Broadcasts featured Charlotte Henard and Ben Jones from The Well, Sheffield, praying alongside Lynn Green and one of our BSL interpreters
The latest in our series of Prayer Broadcasts featured Andrew Waugh, Senior Pastor at Stockton Baptist Church. Andrew prayed alongside General Secretary Lynn and Di one of our BSL interpreters
The latest in our series of Prayer Broadcasts featured Hany Abdelmasih, Baptist minister in London, Church pastor in Canada and Regional Minister for the LBA. Hany prayed alongside General Secretary Lynn Green, and a BSL Interpreter.
The latest in our series of Prayer Broadcasts did not include a special guest from our Baptist Family to pray alongside Lynn (our General Secretary). Instead Lynn lead us in reflections and prayer from her home alongside one of our BSL interpreters.
Posters to download and print out to use around your church building, to help keep people safe
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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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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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