Locking Down a Church?
Due to the ruling of the Welsh Government which bans churches from having normal services during this Wales-wide lockdown, we are having to cancel all our public services for the next 3 Sundays (25th Oct, 1st Nov, 8th Nov).
As a church we are disappointed by this decision.
We are disappointed…
…as we cannot see the evidence between a rise in Covid-19 and people’s attendance in churches.
…as this ruling is inconsistent with what is done in the rest of the United Kingdom, where churches are allowed to remain open.
…as we have sought to make every reasonable effort to make things as safe as possible in the current climate.
…as we know how vital it is in a time of crisis for people to come to a church to find support – practical, mental and most importantly spiritual.
In short, we believe that the church is essential.
We are earnestly praying that the Welsh Government accepts this as well and lifts this ban on churches as soon as possible.
In the meantime
We are grateful that we can still offer a measure of online ministry. We will be posting Sunday sermons and potentially other online recordings to our website throughout this time.
We are also planning, God willing, to return to our normal “socially-distanced” worship services directly after this lockdown finishes.
We are planning for a Remembrance Day Prayer Meeting on Wednesday, 11th November at 7:30pm. This will be followed by our first return to worship after this lockdown on Sunday 15th November at 11:00am.
All these services we intend to hold at the Rock Baptist Church, but we will wait until we see the latest government guidelines before we confirm our final plans.
To pray with us as we seek God’s wisdom in these challenging days and to contact us online or over the phone if we can be of any help and support to you.
Latest Update: We thank the Lord that in answer to many prayers, the Welsh Government has lifted its ban on church worship following the end of the Welsh-wide “fire break” lockdown, allowing us to resume socially-distanced worship as before.
See our “Welcome Back to Church” note to find out more.