Updated Wednesday 5 August 2020, 18:44hrs
We are in unprecedented times and we’re all trying to do our best for everyone as we tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have considered what this means for us as a church, taking into account further information for faith groups from the government and information circulated by the Baptist Union. As a result, we have decided that all church based and other groups that use LRBC premises should cease for the foreseeable future. We realize that this will cause some disruption but feel this is a prudent measure given the advice from the government.
Watch the latest online gathering…
Be sure to be following Leigh Road Baptist Church on the various social networks to be kept up to date:
Midweek groups cancelled until further notice
All groups at the Leigh Road Baptist Church and The Stables premises are cancelled until further notice.
Home/small groups should not meet. But please call or message your group leader for ways of meeting virtually and supporting each other via telephone.
Leigh Road Baptist Church Pre-school
Pre-school has now closed under advice from the Government, as with all the groups, will be considering other measures as needed.
Children’s & Youth Groups
All of our regular children’s groups and youth groups including Friday Night Cafe in the former Oasis Coffee House are now closed until further notice. However, many meet virtually and on Sunday morning via Zoom with parents/guardians.
Leigh-on-Sea and Borough changes to be aware of…
Southend Borough Council has set up a dedicated website page for latest Cornavirus advice and guidance.
Leigh-on-Sea.com has a page dedicated to how our local area is responding. They have taken a look at the most important changes taking place in our local area to help answer some of your questions. From elderly-only shopping times to text-service deliveries, and what local independent businesses are doing to continue trading and serve our town Please visit Leigh-on-Sea.com’s page to find out what you need to know…
Guarding your mental health
A guide about guarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic from Rehab 4 Addiction.
5 things you can do to make a positive difference in your community
Think of others, consider your actions & be kind
People in every community will face the challenges of Covid-19 in some way –from needing basic provisions to help while they are unwell.
Connect and reach out to your neighbours
As self-isolation increases, we need to find new ways to stay connected and check on one another for our physical and mental wellbeing. Share phone numbers and stay in touch.
Make the most of local online groups
Keep up to date, share accurate information and be a positive part of your local community conversations.
Support vulnerable or isolated people
Different groups in our communities are at increased risk and social isolation and loneliness are key concerns for all ages. There are things you can do like volunteering for local support services or donating to foodbanks to help.
A self-isolation support group has been set up on Facebook for those around Southend-on-Sea needing help during this time.