Our dear brothers and sisters
As you are all aware, the Government has recently announced new and
stringent measures to be taken in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Below is the guidance given on 17 March 2020 at 09:00am (note this guidance may
change so please visit the Baptist Union of Great Britain for updated guidance
throughout this period).
The Government has recently updated their advice regarding
coronavirus. More detail can be found at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Church services and
activities: practical advice
The advice is now that people should avoid meeting together wherever possible
and this will have an impact on meeting on Sunday and at other times during the
week. The Baptist Union now advises that Sunday services should not now
take place and the move to online meetings, wherever possible, will need to be
developed. There is advice on the Baptist Together website.
We have taken the decision to
suspend all the weekly activities at the church (Tuesday Fellowship, Bible
Study, Ark Toddler Group, Youth Fellowship, Chair exercise).
During this period, we expect to close the physical Church Building.
Our leadership team is currently meeting to agree on how we can stay
connected during this period especially to support those who are vulnerable or
in need. We will be writing to you again as soon as possible with further
details of our plan. Please keep checking the Website & Facebook page for
the latest information.
While we wait, let us be encouraged
by God’s word in Psalm 91: 5-16
"You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies
by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that
wastes at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will
not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked.
Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my
refuge— no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On
their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.”
Stay strong and stand firm in the arms of Jesus.