COVID-19 Period Updates

Hello church! In light of the latest developments regarding the coronavirus, we are having to adapt the way we meet, worship and support one another. It is a time of uncertainty and some are especially fearful, confused and feeling isolated. The opening words of Psalm 46 seem especially relevant to us at this time: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear...The Lord Almighty is with us”

Below are the details of a number of ways we can continue to connect together and support each other. Although we will inevitably miss seeing one another face-to-face, this time also presents an opportunity to be creative in how we connect and to develop different rhythms of prayer and worship in our lives. Being forced to scale back from the busyness of life offers us the chance to return to what is important - namely a focus upon Jesus as our Lord, Saviour and friend

Staying Connected

Sunday Streaming
Instead of our Saturday and Sunday services we will be streaming a different kind of service via our YouTube page. Here is the link: If for some reason that doesn’t work, simply visit and type ‘Park Baptist Church Great Yarmouth’ into the search bar.  You can also click the YouTube link on the website homepage and it will take you straight there

This live stream will start at 10.45am and last for around 30 minutes. It will involve a mixture of prayer, Bible reading and a reflection from Peter. Jorge will be doing something similar in Portuguese on Saturdays at 6.30pm. If you register a free account with YouTube you will be able to make comments during the live stream, which others can interact with

Virtual Coffee Morning (after YouTube Service)
Sundays at 11.30am
Zoom ID:   874-566-0785 (Pasword:   111222333)

Praying Together
Tuesdays at 8pm
Zoom ID:   874-566-0785 (111222333)

Prayer Triplets
If you are part of a prayer triplet, why not switch your meetings to a three-way video call? You can do this using Zoom, Skype, What’sApp, Facetime etc. It’s important we continue to keep in touch and support each other

Connect Groups
The same is true of Connect Groups. Some have already set up What’sApp groups and have done Bible studies online together. It is important to keep an eye out for the people in your connect group, particularly if you have members who are in isolation

Network for Practical Help and Prayer
We have developed a small network of individuals who are willing and able to do practical things for others in the church community. This could be collecting some shopping or a prescription or other small errands. If you have a need please message Peter and he will put the request out to the group

If you are finding isolation difficult, feeling lonely or low and would just like to chat to someone,
the leadership team have each offered to be available to talk via phone on the following days:
Peter T: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays
Denise J : Mondays
Nigel P: Wednesdays
Pete L: Fridays

Without regular services, there is the possibility that our giving to God can become overlooked, particularly if you usually give by cash. Although we will save a little money by not heating the church at weekends, our expenditure will remain roughly the same. Therefore giving is just as important as ever! We encourage you to give via Standing Order directly into the church bank account (details below), but if you would rather send a cheque to the church or give via cash, we ask that donations are placed inside an envelope and dropped off through the kitchen letterbox from 5pm on Fridays to 11am on Sundays. Peter Lyle will be in church on Sunday mornings to collect these cash offerings and record and bank it as usual. Remember to include your Gift Aid number on the envelope, if you have one.
Church Account Number: 10689696
Church Sort Code: 20-99-21

Note: The Playgroup will remain open for the children of key workers Tues-Fri, so please do not drop offerings through the letterbox midweek
We have also shut down the church office until further notice

We encourage church members NOT to meet up over this time period, but stay in touch via phone, texts, skype, facebook and other social media platforms

Any church members (or indeed anyone member of the public) who is in particular difficulty should contact us via the form below, and we will see what we can do
click here to download our Covid-19 risk assessment form
click here to read NHS advice regarding coronavirus
click here to read EBA coronavirus advice for churches

COVID-19 Period Help Request

If you need help during the COVID-19 period, then please fill in the form below, and we will contact you to see what we can do:

By clicking "Send" below, you agree that we can hold your information, until it is no longer needed.