Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:9 – 10 (NIV)
Following Baptist Union recommendations, we are holding a morning service at 10:45. To ensure that we can maintain a Covid-safe environment, we are limiting the numbers who can attend so you will need to book a place . If you wish to do this, please use the Contact page to let us know on which Sunday you wish to come and how many people there will be. If you are unable to attend in person, our services are live streamed on our YouTube channel each Sunday morning at 10:45. You will also find all the other services and videos that we have produced since the start of the pandemic on this channel.
Since the middle of March 2020, we have faced with the reality that that our world, our country and the church will never be the same again. We feel sure that everyone is deeply concerned and many are afraid particularly due to the fact that we have no idea when this pandemic will end. It is in moments like this that all we can do is to call on the name of the Lord.
We encourage everyone to pray wherever they are at 7pm every night. Please join us on Monday and Friday evenings when there will be a short (5 -10 minutes) video to encourage you in this. You will find these videos on our YouTube channel. On Wednesday, we will hold a 30 minute prayer meeting via Zoom as we seek God’s guidance for the church and pray for those in need. To attend one of these meetings, please use the Contact page.
Let petitions and praises shape our worries into prayers, letting God know our concerns. Philippians 4:6 – 7 (The Message)
Topics might include:
- for our church leaders to make wise decisions in dealing with the present crisis;
- for all those who come to our church, particularly the vunerable who are self isolating for 12 weeks;
- for our Government and its decision making during this time;
- for the medical professionals;
- for our teachers and nursery workers as they face the challenge of looking after specific groups of younger people;
- for our young people, particularly for the older ones who face the uncertainty of not knowing what will happen without the necessary grades at GCSE and A level;
- for supplies of everyday necessities to be maintained;
- and for anything else the Lord lays on your heart.
In case of an emergency, you can contact our Church Secretary, David Smith. Our Contact page gives details of how you can do this.
Finally, our Almighty God is sovereign. If we seek our Lord with all our hearts, we have nothing to fear and He will give us peace.
May God’s blessing and protection be over us all.