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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.

 


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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Guidance from our Legal Team on various legal and regulatory issues
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Guidance for churches following the Government's latest announcements
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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 guidance for ministers
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A hymn by Michael Forster celebrating the founding and work of the NHS, written in 1998 and updated in 2021
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The safeguarding considerations for churches as we start to see restrictions being relaxed
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The latest in our continuation of Prayer Broadcasts featured 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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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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New furlough scheme rules and removal of retention bonus
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Posters to download and print out to use around your church building, to help keep people safe
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This second climate webinar timed around Climate Sunday investigates a new worship resource called Doxecology. We were joined by Joel Payne and Sam Hargreaves, two of the resource's originators.
Dave Gregory and Rachel Mander, lead us in exploring why we should be concerned about climate change and what Baptist churches can do collectively to reflect the gospel in their approach to the environment.
Posters to download and print out to use around your church building, to help keep people safe
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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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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.
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.
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
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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