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Prayer and reflections

As churches are no longer able to meet together in buildings, we want to encourage and help people to pray, both within our own churches and in the wider community.   This section provides many ideas that could be used to lead people to prayer, both personally and corporately. 
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Casting a longer light 
A reflection on experiencing and seeing beyond the current darkness. By Shaun Lambert More ...
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Zoom ecclesiology: the Church scattered and gathered 
Baptist theologian Paul Fiddes explores the forms covenant, fellowship and body are taking virtually More ...
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The Curious Case of Daisy the Dog
Reflections on how pastors can practise some sensible self-care in this most challenging of times More ...
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'A really helpful glimpse into the life of our churches during lockdown'
Mike Lowe and Carmel Murphy share insights from a research project exploring how our churches have responded to the current crisis More ...
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'We can’t press pause on the Great Commission during the Covid-19 pandemic' 
Wallsend Baptist Church has released apologetics resources to help churches do lockdown digital evangelism More ...
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Have you written your eulogy yet?
We are used to encouraging people to write their will. There is an even stronger case for getting them to write their eulogy More ...
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Leading out of a Wellbeing space    
Now is exactly the time to pause before leaping back in, writes Ruth Rice. Can the Church be the prophetic people of wellbeing? More ...
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Food, faith and lockdown 
We're not meeting for meals as before - but doorstep encounters in the sharing of food have proved to be a key meeting, growing and life giving element during lockdown, Baptist minister Claire Nicholls explains More ...
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Are we asking the wrong questions?
A reflection from missional listener Ben Lucas on the kind of questions we might want to be asking at this time More ...
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The peace of God
A new song for today by Jack Robertson and Alan Penman More ...
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'We want a better society, where older people feel safe' 
Many people want a ‘new normal' after lockdown, one where older people won’t be airbrushed out of the health system, writes Louise Morse More ...
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Scenario planning for an unknown future
How a simple planning tool might give churches some useful insights for the road ahead More ...
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The Stockdale Paradox
The need for balance between hope and realism - how lessons from America's most senior Vietnam Prisoner of War give us wisdom in this challenging time. More ...
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Lean on me, says God
"Lean on me", says God. A new (copyright-free) song and video from poet Lucy Berry. A song of comfort for times of trouble . More ...
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Supporting those who are shielding
Elderly people shielding at home are at risk of becoming invisible - developing meaningful support that helps them thrive and does so consistently is vital. By Alex Drew More ...
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Prayer walking 
Have you considered pray walking where you live? More ...
Thy Kingdom Come despite lockdown 
Thy Kingdom Come launches new elements including ‘prayer and care’ in response to COVID-19 More ...
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How to pray - new videos from Bethel Baptist Church 
Bethel Baptist Church in Cardiff is trying to respond to the number of people googling: "how to pray" right now with a series of simple Youtube videos to help people get started More ...
Celebrating VV Day (Victory over the Virus)
Comparing the events of VE Day 75 years ago, and some of the calls for social change that followed, with similar calls being made now in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic More ...
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Mindful of loneliness 
Many are experiencing an increase in loneliness because of the enforced lockdown. Baptist minister Shaun Lambert offers this reflection, highlighting the spiritual resources Christianity has to offer More ...
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Circling prayers and other reflections
These simple prayers speak of God’s protective 'circling' presence. Now with further reflections - from Carolyn Urwin More ...
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A truth that is difficult to avoid  
A reflection on the impact of Covid-19 by Baptist minister Paul Goodliff, General Secretary of Churches Together in England More ...
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Easter reflections in BSL 2020
Susan Myatt with friends at Rising Brook Community Church and Open Hands Signing Church have put together this Good Friday reflection in British Sign Language More ...
Could the World's Darkest Hour Become the Church's Finest Hour?
A challenge to all churches from 'The Normal Christian Life' More ...
Remember your Baptism and Reflect on it
What does it mean to remember our baptism? Well it’s not just about the place, or the people involved and possibly the songs sung – it’s about understanding and relishing what it spoke of and enabled in us. More ...
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Virtual Communion
With churches unable to meet in one place during the Coronavirus restrictions, many are considering what they might do in terms of sharing communion More ...
Stay and Pray
A new initiative from our Joint Public Issues Team encouraging us to pray each day for different issues - local, national and global More ...
'Songs to bring hope to a broken world'
Two worship leaders at a Baptist church have offered their new songs for use in streamed services More ...
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That discomfort you're feeling is grief
An extremely helpful article on grief linked to the current epidemic, from the Harvard Business Review More ...
The Mind and Soul Foundation
Has a number of resources relating to the current Coronavirus pandemic. More ...
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Christianity Offers No Answers About the Coronavirus. It's Not Supposed To
A theological reflection from Tom Wright More ...
Two minutes to pause and remember
Let us not forget that every life lost is an individual who is loved by God and loved by those who shared their life More ...
The Lord's Prayer
Regional Minister Phil Jump has shared this reflective meditation on the Lord's Prayer More ...
Coronavirus and Funerals
Chaplains' perspectives on tragic, unexpected death More ...
Caring for your pastors through COVID19 
This is an extremely pressurised situation for our pastoral caregivers. Amie Aitken offers some pointers to consider when it comes to caring for them More ...
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Taking a funeral - during the Coronavirus outbreak 
Alex Drew took her dad’s funeral on 25 March, just two days after the Government announced strict new restrictions. She shares how her family adapted to provide a meaningful service More ...
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Hope in uncertain times
West of England Baptist Association Team Leader, Nigel Coles, and The Fuelcast team present the first of a weekly series for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis More ...
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Message to all chaplains (25 March)
This letter has been sent by Lynn Green to all in our Baptist family whose primary role is in chaplaincy. More ...
Coronavirus resources for children, young people and families (updated 5 June)
Many organisations and churches are providing additional resources for families and churches to use at this time More ...
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Tackling anxiety and fear in the Coronavirus pandemic 
Louise Morse, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, shares tips for helping us manage during isolation and social upheaval More ...
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There are holy feet to be sat at...
A reflection from Jane Day - indulging in God's love and sitting at his feet More ...
Prayer during the Coronavirus pandemic
From Baptist minister and devotional writer, Nick Fawcett More ...
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A new song for streamed services 
With congregations no longer gathering in person, Matthew Newman introduces a new worship song for our homes More ...
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Finding the inner cathedral of peace
Baptist minister Shaun Lambert offers some simple but profound spiritual exercises to help handle heightened anxiety and stress during this Coronavirus pandemic More ...
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Tour of the Bible with Helen Paynter
Rev Dr Helen Paynter, Tutor at Bristol Baptist College is using her time at home to develop a daily vlog. She is taking a tour through the Bible and you are invited to join her. More ...
The gift of contemplation in the midst of COVID 19
A reflection from Jane Day - Contemplation is essential in times of uncertainty and rapid change More ...
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Coronavirus - Call to prayer
Finding ourselves caught up in a global pandemic is challenging and is going to reveal the essential nature of our discipleship.   More ...

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A new song for today by Jack Robertson and Alan Penman
"Lean on me", says God. A new (copyright-free) song and video from poet Lucy Berry. A song of comfort for times of trouble .
Have you considered pray walking where you live?
Bethel Baptist Church in Cardiff is trying to respond to the number of people googling: "how to pray" right now with a series of simple Youtube videos to help people get started
These simple prayers speak of God’s protective 'circling' presence. Now with further reflections - from Carolyn Urwin
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A challenge to all churches from 'The Normal Christian Life'