Churches Together in England has created a Coronavirus Hub, with helpful links and resources, accessible HERE. A joint statement by 31 senior UK Church Leaders during Holy Week can be found via THIS LINK.
The Churches of the Black Country are each and all providing advice and support during the Covid-19 pandemic:
+ To access the list of Roman Catholic parishes streaming online services, plus other helpful resources, visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham‘s website page HERE.
+ For information from the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, click HERE.
+ A comprehensive booklet helping Catholic parishes in the use of social media, digital ministry, online youth work and financial resourcing, follow THIS LINK.
+ The Diocese of Lichfield has a helpful page with links to many resources HERE.
+ The Diocese of Worcester‘s coronavirus information page can be found via THIS LINK.
+ The Church of England’s portal to numerous resources can be found HERE. Guidance for parish churches is detailed at THIS PAGE.
+ Information from the Methodist Church of Great Britain is to be found HERE.
+ The Baptist Union‘s advice concerning Covid-19 is available HERE.
+ The United Reformed Church‘s access to advice and resources is to be found HERE.
+ The Redeemed Christian Church of God has published information at THIS WEBPAGE.
+ The Salvation Army points to the people who are hardest hit in our communities HERE.
Missional and theological reflections on Covid-19
Ben Aldous, Principal Officer for Evangelism and Mission at Churches Together in England, has compiled an extensive set of links to helpful resources concerning the Covid-19 pandemic. Topics highlighted include isolation, lament, being a good neighbour, online youth work, Biblical reflection, and diverse responses to the pandemic. The list of links is updated each Thursday. Access the information HERE.
A brand new website has been created by the Good Faith Foundation, in partnership with Churches Together in England, Baptists Together, the Salvation Army, Assemblies of God, the Cinnamon Network, the Diocese of London, the Evangelical Alliance and many more. Yourneighbour.org is working with these church networks and other community partners across the UK to connect people in need to someone that can help.
The website acts as a one-stop shop for advice, resources and devotional material, to help Christians to support their neighbours and build community. Commissioner Anthony Cotterill, leader of The Salvation Army in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, writes, ‘I am delighted The Salvation Army is a part of an even larger army, the Church of Jesus. Together we can ensure every person and family in our neighbourhoods are looked out for and provided for at this critical time. The Salvation Army was born on the street and again this is where God calls his people to be!’