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Our Response to Coronavirus

As the UK Government require all social meetings to stop until further notice, we are unable to continue our usual midweek and Sunday gatherings.

Although we can’t meet in person, we are still able to join together online via YouTube. We are broadcasting our Sunday morning service at the usual time of 10.30 and ‘Prayer 19’ is live daily at 19:00 hrs (see our YouTube channel page for our full programme). 

If you would like to contact us, please use the form below

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A Word of Encouragement from Webnet

West of England Baptist Network have shared a message of encouragement as part of a series from Nigel Coles, Regional Team Leader (produced in partnership with The Fuelcast daily devotional videos).

A Message of Hope

It is now several weeks since we all started to practise ‘social distancing’ and ‘lockdown’ to help fight the war against the COVID-19 pandemic. We know why we are having to do this but it is very hard and against human nature to keep ourselves apart from one another.

We go to work, we like to meet together, pursuing such interests as shopping, music, sport, socialising and church. Some of us have discovered ways to use technology to achieve these things on-line. For others not, but we do have the phone.

Some people think that God has caused the pandemic to punish us, or that he doesn’t care about our situation. This is not what the bible teaches us. Our message for Westbury is one of HOPE. There is light at the ‘end of the tunnel’ and we will come through these dark days of being frightened, losing loved ones, and the isolation we feel at the moment. As Christians we have HOPE in a personal saviour, one who walks with us in the person of Jesus Christ; the one whose life, death and resurrection we celebrated at Easter.

God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son (Jesus), so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world. He did not send him to judge the world guilty, but to save the world through him.
- John 3:16-17 (ERV)

He is the link to Father God, the creator of this world, and you, and me. It is ours to live in and share with others. For Christians this gives us the HOPE that whatever we face Jesus is beside us, to intercede for us, and by the Holy Spirit guides, heals and comforts us as we face this pandemic. In the BIBLE we can find all the answers we need to live our daily lives if we are prepared to search for them.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
- Romans 15:13 (NIV)

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
- Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)

AMEN