Coronavirus: COVID -19

'God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.' Psalm 46:1

Information, Guidance and Resources

NHS Coronavirus 

BaptistUnion Coronavirus 

BUGB Safeguarding Guidance

DBS Guidance for checks

BUGB Keeping the church in touch  

BUGB Advice for Ministers 

BUGB Advice on weddings and funerals 

BUGB Advice on Church Meetings  

Coronavirus: BU guidance for churches as employers

Having our church doors closed does not mean closed hearts. Church is all about relationship: with God, with one another and with the wider community as we demonstrate that our relationship to God and seek to draw others into it. Those relationships can still be nurtured, but in other ways.

We have a responsibility of care for one another, all who share in the life of our churches and the wider community. Given the nature of church communities we are normally inevitably in contact, directly or otherwise, with those who are vulnerable. However, in responding to the needs of others we need to ensure that we follow the best advice for each situation. Worship, pastoral care and mission can all be done differently as we seek to live as God's people at this time.

Social distancing means that the natural physical contact we express in fellowship and in care for others must generally be avoided. However, care and support can be expressed in other ways including phone calls. 

The NBA is not in a position to offer guidance as we have neither the specialist knowledge, capability or experience. However, we would remind you of help and guidance that can on hte links above.

Clearly we should pray. Pray for those who mourn and have lost loved ones to Covid - 19, for those who have the illness, for those caring and supporting those who are ill, for those exploring the possibilities of vaccines and for the effectiveness of national strategies and personal practices in overcoming the pandemic.  

Please feel free to contact John Claydon ( ), Paul Revill ( or Elaine Webster ( )for help and support.

We hope you can easily find what you are looking for here on our website via the links on the left or the search box above.

The most recent NBA Home Mission Video is about Coulby Newham Baptist Church.

Google Docs Video

Below is a video featuring the work of Stockton Baptist Church in welcoming and supporting refugees and asylum seekers.

YouTube Video

Worship and other Resources

NBA Worship Service: a short service produced by the NBA Team of Tony Ruddle, Elaine Webster, Paul Revill, John Claydon and others with readings prayers, hymns and reflection. 

Helpful resources can be found at:

The NBA on YouTube and 

NBA The Big Sing 

from which hymns and songs can be downloaded, MediafireBigSing  MediafireSCM  (courtesy of Ian Britton) from which out of copyright hymns in video and as mp3 files can also be downloaded. Please check our various churches for their resources which they may make available to you.

Paul Richards has offered a serious of reflections on maintaining our mental health during this time. Wellbeing by Rev. Paul Richards

NBA Worship Service 5th July 2020    

NBA Worship Service 28th June 2020  

NBA Worship Service 21st June 2020

NBA Worship Service 14th June 2020 

NBA Worship Service 7th June 2020  

NBA Sunday Service 31st May 2020  

NBA Sunday Service 24th May 2020

NBA Sunday Service 17th May 2020           

NBA Sunday Service 10th May 2020  

NBA Sunday Service 3rd May 2020      

NBA Sunday Service 26th April 2020   

NBA Sunday Service 19th April 2020   

NBA Easter Sunday Service 12th April 2020

NBA Sunday Service 5th April 2020

NBA Sunday Service 29th March 2020

Reflection from Paul Revill 21st March 2020

Church providing services and worship resources on line include:

Beacon Lough Baptist Church YouTube Channel

Stockton Baptist Church YouTube Channel

Baptist Union: Prayers and Reflection

Please check NBA Facebook for updates and other suggestions.

Other Associations have resources including

Heart of England Baptist Association YouTube

Vision Statement:
We are passionate to see God’s Kingdom come in power to touch people’s lives and shape our society.’

Mission Statement:
‘We engage together in developing, encouraging and supporting churches to be creative in mission, and facilitating effective ministries.’

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