Dear Church,

The Leadership have discussed at length how to manage our response to the coronavirus crisis.

In summary, all meetings and activities at the Church are suspended until further notice, but many activities have moved online.

Children’s and Youth Ministries

We have an very active you tube channel - please contact us for more information or Search Gorsley Baptist Church on YouTube.

Sunday Services

In accordance with the latest advice issued by the Government, our Sunday services will be suspended until further notice. We will continue to broadcast the content of a normal Sunday service via the Churches YouTube Channel (Search “Gorsley Baptist Church”), and we would encourage all members of the congregation to join us online!

Here you will find past sermons, Bible studies and similar ministries from our Pastors and other leaders during this challenging time.

If you are one of those people who cannot access this easily, we have options that we can offer you as alternatives - please contact is for more information.

Life Groups

Our view is that Life Groups are essential to the continued well-being of our Church community during this difficult time; we are mindful of Hebrews 10:25 (“do not give up meeting together”) and we believe that these groups are likely to prove to be crucial to the continuation of our fellowship and our witness to the community.

Life Groups are now meeting online. If you are not a member of a life group please contact us if you would like to join one.

We would encourage leaders and members of Life Groups to make every effort to maintain contact with anyone in isolation by phone, text message, email or social media.

Joseph

The much-anticipated community performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been postponed and is now likely to take place at a later date. Purchased tickets will be automatically moved to the new dates and can then be amended or cancelled in accordance with the original terms and conditions. Please be patient as we will provide further details as soon as we can.

Wildfires

Unfortunately, Wildfires 2020 has been cancelled, and the planned Church trip will therefore not be going ahead. We will explore possible future alternatives in due course.

Funerals

We are aware that it may become necessary to conduct funerals during the coming weeks while restrictions on meeting together are still in force. Sadly, in accordance with current guidance, we will be required to limit attendance at any such services or internments to immediate family and close friends. There will unfortunately be no catering provision possible.

We recognise that this will be very distressing for bereaved families at an enormously difficult time, and for those that wish, we will seek to hold services of memorial and thanksgiving once we are able to gather again as a fellowship.

Church Office

In accordance with current advice, our Church staff will be working from home as much as practically possible, so electronic communication should continue as usual and we will make arrangements for the Church telephone numbers to be diverted as necessary. The main Church telephone number will be used as a primary means of contact for those needing pastoral or practical support and we ask that all contact is channelled via the office.

Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Have a question? We would love to hear from you.