Corona Virus Response | Leigh Road Baptist Church

Leigh Road Baptist Church | Corona Virus Updates

Updated Wednesday 08 April 2020, 23:08hrs

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…

Playlist of all LRBC video content produced since self-isolation started.

Maundy Thursday Online Zoom Communion Service. Andrew will be holding an online ‘Zoom’ Communion Service for Maundy Thursday, 9th April, at 8.05pm (After the 8pm Clap for Carers: when the UK applauds NHS staff and key workers) for an 8.15pm start.

What you’ll need
Download this PDF file liturgy in advance to follow as part of the online gathering
Please also have ready some bread and a glass of wine or juice.

Love Without Limits

Good Friday | Love Without Limits | Self-Guided Reflection, Prayer & Sung Worship.
Download the Love Without Limits PDF guide here

View and hear the YouTube worship playlist here (please skip any adverts)

The Easter Experience

Each day this Easter, journey with Leigh Road Baptist in an online immersive experience through the first Holy Week on YouTube
With short prayers & reflections lead by Andrew Cowley & footage from the LUMO video series every day from Palm Sunday to Easter Day.
Download The Easter Experience Personal Guide as a companion (PDF)

EPISODE 1: PALM SUNDAY  Jesus comes to Jerusalem as KingEach day this Easter, journey with Leigh Road Baptist in an online immersive experience through the first Holy Week. On…  YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. With short prayers & reflections lead by Andrew Cowley & footage from the LUMO video series every day from Palm Sunday to Easter Day.

Video resources for Sunday 29 March 2020. 10:30am: Palm Sunday Mark 11 | Jesus comes to Jerusalem as King | Andrew Cowley

Video resources for Wednesday 25 March 2020, 7pm: LRBC Midweek Prayer & Reflection Liturgy Download (PDF 236 kb)

Video resources for Sunday 22 March 2020, 10:30 am with Pam Davies and Andrew Cowley
You can download the Finger Labyrinth for at home that Pam mentions in her message here (PDF 60 kb)

The latest changes to happenings of Leigh Road Baptist Church.

Sunday Services

We have made the tough decision to stop all services until further notice based on guidance from the Baptist Union and the Government. However, we are putting in place ‘online’ content and messages. We’ll place links to this content on this page. In the meantime be sure to be following the Leigh Road Baptist Church on the various social networks to be kept up to date:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube (Please subscribe on Youtube)

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, we will look at ways of providing content online via the various social networks.

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube (Please subscribe on Youtube)

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. 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’s page to find out what you need to know…

Community Action Response to COVID-19

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.

Share accurate information and advice

Support anyone who may be anxious about COVID-19. Signpost them to the correct advice from Public Health England and the NHS and encourage people to follow the correct hygiene practices.

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