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Church Stories

From Sunday gathering to wider community outreach, Coronavirus and the accompanying lockdown have changed the lives of all our churches. In this section we’d like to share stories of how our churches have been adapting to this new reality, so together we can learn, rejoice and lament.

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'Challenged to care for the flock in a completely new way' 
Cathy Buntin leads Laird Street Baptist Church in Birkenhead. She shares how she and her fellowship have been adapting More ...
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'It has been a faith stretching decision'
Carol Knight explains how and why her Baptist church's community fridge is still running - and how praying each day for daily bread has taken on a new perspective More ...
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'It’s NOT virtual church - the people are real'
Reflections on the first online service at Haggate Baptist Church in East Lancashire More ...
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'Songs to bring hope to a broken world'
Two worship leaders at a Baptist church have offered their new songs for use in streamed services More ...
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'The response was truly overwhelming' 
An NHS nurse and Baptist church member has spoken of her appreciation after six artists painted her portrait during the Covid-19 pandemic More ...
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'We couldn't deprive the town of it altogether' 
Wellspring Church found a way of being a welcome presence even though its town's busy May carnival had to be cancelled for the first time since the war More ...
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A new song for streamed services 
With congregations no longer gathering in person, Matthew Newman introduces a new worship song for our homes More ...
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Albert to the rescue 
During a period of self-isolation, Baptist minister Richard Littledale wrote a child-friendly book about social distancing. He explains more More ...
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Channel 4 film captures impact of Covid-19 
Dispatches film 'A Day in the Life of Coronavirus Britain' was directed by Anna Hall, a multi-award winning documentary maker based in Leeds, and the wife of a Baptist minister More ...
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Church encourages community to 'try praying' 
A number of churches in and around Cambridge are inviting those who 'don't do church' to give prayer a try. Little did they realise launch of the initiative would coincide with Covid-19 and a time of increased anxiety and fear More ...
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Church's lockdown Psalm 23 meditation  
Dereham Baptist Church marked its 237th anniversary with a special meditation on Psalm 23, put together by some of its congregation in lockdown. Lead minister Nigel Bayley explains more More ...
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Delivering food to the most vulnerable 
A Baptist church in Purley has accelerated plans to work alongside the council and FareShare in ensuring the most vulnerable in its community have access to food More ...
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