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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.

Following the Prime Minister’s statement on Sunday 10 May and the release of new guidance, the situation for churches in the UK remains unchanged.  As things currently stand, church buildings are closed for Sunday services and weekday activities. We have added new guidance on the use of church buildings, pastoral practice, the furlough scheme, guidance for independent examination, advice on pre-schools.

Please follow the links below to find the latest guidance.
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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, Dianne Watts.
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.
Rev Prof Paul Fiddes from Regent's Park College will be exploring 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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The Government has recently updated their advice regarding coronavirus.
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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.
The webinar is a conversation between mental health chaplains Stuart and Nikki Jenkins, Ruth Rice and Sarah Fegredo
The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts featured Rev Adrian Semerene who is Minister at Gamlingay Baptist Church and a member of BU Council, alongside General Secretary Lynn Green.
Bethel Baptist Church in Cardiff is trying to respond to the number of people googling: "how to pray" right now with a series of simple Youtube videos to help people get started
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The Government has published guidance and a FAQs document to provide information on the Government’s roadmap for how and when the UK will adjust its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts will feature Rev Alison Boulton who is New Housing Hub co-director, a BUGB Pioneer Ambassador and co-minister at The Stowe at Wichelstowe.
The latest in our series of the Prayer broadcasts will featured Rev Dr Kate Coleman, former BUGB President and founding director of Next Leadership alongside our General Secretary Lynn Green. As well as Ken Benjamin and Yinka Oyekan
We have revised our guidelines on weddings, funerals and baptism still further.
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Hosted by Fresh Streams, with Ken Benjamin, Kate Coleman and Andy Glover.
Guidance from our Legal Team on various legal and regulatory issues that have arisen because of the lockdown
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The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts Will Feature Steve Tinning, who is Interim Public Issues Enabler for Baptists Together and Minister at Leigh Road Baptist Church, alongside our General Secretary Lynn Green.
Ministers and other church workers who are showing symptoms can now be tested for Covid-19
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Communicating well with your church and local community
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The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts features Roy Searle who is BUGB Pioneer Ambassador, Free Church Tutor at Cranmer Hall and Community elder at Northumbria Community, alongside our General Secretary Lynn Green.
A chance to look at some of the security issues that have been in the news, with some tips to keep these online spaces safe
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These simple prayers speak of God’s protective 'circling' presence. Now with further reflections - from Carolyn Urwin
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For our webinar at 1pm on Wednesday 6 May, we will be exploring a new anthology of worship resources, ‘Gathering up the Crumbs.’ This has just been published in celebration of the centenary of the ordination and accreditation of women as Baptist ministers
The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts will feature Eric Aidoo, Minister at City Road Baptist Church, Bristol alongside our General Secretary Lynn Green.
A helpful new resource for all churches and ministers who are going online in these extraordinary times
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Weekly reflections that you can use personally or in collaboration with a friend
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We were joined by Revd Jane Day, Centenary Enabler at the Baptist Union, Spiritual Director and Professional Coach, to explore the spiritual discipline of contemplation.
A message from our Treasurer John Levick, for churches which run their own, or let their premises for, pre-school and nursery provision
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Three important updates about the Job Retention Scheme, including the opening of the HMRC portal for making grant claims.
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The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts featured Carl Smethurst, Regional Minister for Mission in the South West Baptist Association alongside our General Secretary Lynn Green. Sunday 26 April 7pm.
The latest in our series of Baptists Together Prayer broadcasts featured Kang-San Tan, BMS General Director alongside our General Secretary Lynn Green. Wednesday 22 April at 7pm.
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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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