Coronavirus

Welcome to the CTE Coronavirus Hub.

Here you’ll find a range of content under four sections: Guidance, Resources, Stories and Church reflections.
 
 

Guidance

Far wider opening of churches in England is permitted from 4 July 2020.
Advice particularly relevant to Single Congregation Local Ecumenical Partnerships and Shared Buildings.
Resources to help churches as they consider how and when their buildings may carefully re-open.
From 13 June 2020, it will be permissible for churches in England to re-open their buildings for private prayer.
In the current extraordinary circumstances, the normal routines of funerals, weddings and baptisms are all challenged.
Signposting you to guidance and resources from our Member Churches and Christian organisations.
Very small funeral congregations and locked-down churches, but food banks and night shelters can continue.
Churches cease public worship services but creative ways of prayer and worship abound. Outreach to those in need intensifies.
 

Resources

The Society for Ecumenical Studies has hosted an ecumenical conversation reflecting on the impact of Covid-19 between diverse contexts and traditions in our World Church. Watch the video and download papers.
A new series of reflections on the Daily Hope phone line gives older people the opportunity to use their imaginations to visit the sea or the countryside...
Together for the Common Good calls for stronger local relationships, and releases free guide for local groups.
The Society for Ecumenical Studies has arranged a webinar on Communion in the light of COVID-19, to be held on 16 July, 6-7.30pm.
We are now beyond the 12th week of lockdown and the initial flurry of blogposts and reflections on covid-19 is beginning to slow.
As we continue to offer our prayers for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we've collated a range of prayer resources.
CTE trustees encourage continued prayers for our world.
Presidents of CTE are encouraging us to keep praying prayers of hope.
Keep the prayer going! Download the #candleofhope poster and let's all pray together at 7.00 pm every Sunday evening.
A booklet written in collaboration by 25 people through Coffee Shop Sunday
NCLF reflects on the disproportionate impact on the BAME community, suggesting some strategic responses.
Interdenominational group the National Church Leader Forum (NCLF) has released the following ten-point plan for churches coming out of restricted movement post the Covid-19 Lockdown...
Guidance for churches supporting people from their congregations and communities on their 'bereavement journey'.
With growing concerns around people’s mental health in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, churches are responding by providing a range of resources...
We’ve collated a range of guidelines and resources to help your church or Churches Together group on your social media journey.
 

Stories

A new prayer for those affected by the continuing coronavirus pandemic
Bishop Auckland's churches have come together to put on a shared sell-out Sunday service in their town centre.
Christians from churches across region have come together during lockdown to unite as one and produce a powerful creative declaration.
Advice for dealing with the financial impact of COVID-19, from the Pentecostal Credit Union.
Quakers in Britain are co-launching a new campaign for a green and just recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
43 denominations join together to sing the Ipswich Blessing
Researchers at York St John University request help to discover the impact of COVID-19 on churches and the faith of individuals.
Pentecost prayers in Cornwall as Christians across the county 'gather' for Thy Kingdom Come
The experiences of Pentecostal and Charismatic communities in England following the coronavirus outbreak. Compiled by CTE's Bishop Joe Aldred.
The global prayer campaign Thy Kingdom Come has launched new elements, including ‘Prayer and Care’, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 65 churches, representing hundreds more, have come together to sing a blessing over our land in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.
An online initiative to help the Christian community across Norfolk respond to the developing Covid-19 crisis has been backed by senior church and charity leaders.
This is a time for us as a church community, along with others across the city, to show a spirit of generosity and kindness.
British and Irish Church leaders issue a Holy Week statement and are united in response to Covid-19 pandemic.
Tens of thousands across Britain united to pray on Sunday 22nd March.
 

Church reflections

A reflection from National Ecumenical Officer Rev Dr Callan Slipper
A thematic index to the June 2020 reflections
A reflection from the Church of England's Rev Dr Stephen Hance.
A reflection from the Acting Superintendent of the Wolverhampton Methodist Circuit, Rev Dr Joanne Cox-Darling.
A reflection from a Deaconess of the New Testament Church of God, Charlotte Johnson.
A reflection from the United Reformed Church's Philip Brooks
A reflection from the Church of England's Annika Mathews.
A reflection from Quakers in Britain’s Marigold Bentley
A reflection from the Pioneer Network’s, Canon Billy Kennedy
A reflection from a Parish Priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford, Monsignor Paul Smith
A reflection from Fr Andrew Cole, a Roman Catholic Parish Priest in the Diocese of Nottingham.
A reflection from President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the British Isles, Ian Sweeney.
A reflection from the Ground Level Network's Richard Bradbury
A reflection from New Life Wesleyan Church's Kai Daley, who is 18 years old.
A reflection from the Greek Orthodox Church's Fr Anastasios D Salapatas
A reflection from Pastor Lloyd-Anthony Hall from the Acts Christian Church (part of the Joint Council of Churches for All Nations)
Thoughts and concerns from two Member Churches in our Pentecostal and Charismatic Forum
A reflection from South Eastern Baptist Association Pioneer Minister for Ebbsfleet, Rev Penny Marsh
 

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