Due to the current coronavirus situation we have taken the decision to suspend all activities that meet at the church for the foreseeable future. This is in line with Government guidance and advice received from the Baptist Union of Great Britain. We encourage church members not to meet up over this time period, but stay in touch via phone, texts, social media platforms etc.
But that doesn't mean nothing is happening in our church community even though many of us are hunkered down at home. Our minister Stuart, will be recording his sermons which you can listen to here and at 10.45 am each Sunday morning we are asking everyone to spend some time in prayer to commit each other to God.
The 24-7 Prayer website also has resources to prayer specifically about our response to the coronavirus.
Any church members (or indeed any member of the local community) who needs help at this time or has a particular difficulty please contact us and we will see what we can do.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
During these uncertain days, locked down at home, it is important that we look after our mental health and wellbeing. Fortunately there's lots of great resources online that can help, so we've put together a list of some of these below and we hope you will find them useful:
Mind And Soul: Information both both individuals and churches;
Mental Health Foundation: information on mental health issues and maintaining mental well-being;
YoungMinds: Information for both parents and young people on all aspects of mental health of children and young people;
MIND: Information to assist in understanding mental health issues;
Lectio 365: Daily devotional App;
Headspace: Mindfulness App.
Teach Me To Pray
Like many others, you may be seeking God in prayer during these difficult days. Maybe you have more time on your hands and so have time to pray. Perhaps you're anxious about your health, money, friends and family - if so, the Bible encourages us, "in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, to present you requests to God." (Philippians 4:6).
If you want to learn more about the prayer, the Prayer Course is a great resource. We ran the course at our church last year, and many of us found it helpful. The good news is that all the videos are available free online, so now might be a good time to tap into those to discover more about different aspects of prayer and rediscover how to pray.
If you'd like us to pray for you, please get in touch.
Are you in need of some daily hope during lockdown? Daily Hope is a new FREE telephone line for you to ring to hear comforting hymns, daily prayers and reflections. The number is 0800 804 8044. More information can be found here.