On 17 March further guidance was received from the government and the South West Baptist Association to the effect that church services are to  be regarded as meetings to be cancelled. Consequently ALL MEETINGS including mid-week ones ARE CANCELLED until further notice. Further information will be added to this website as it is received. Please note that the Ladies' Day, scheduled for June 6, has been cancelled, whether or not there has been a let-up in the lock-down by then.

A new email and hard-copy sheet, "Keeping in Touch" is being circulated weekly. Those whose email addresses are in the Church Manual have been receiving it automatically. If you do not wish to receive it, please contact Mark Ryan. If you have email but have not received it, Mark will be pleased to supply it. Those not on the email circuit will be sent the sheet in physical form.

Complete services recorded by Stephen Coles and others for you to join in with at home are now available. Find this by going to Services where you will find the service for this Sunday. Click on the "play" arrow at the left end of the black strip.

After some struggles with the technology. a regular series of virtual prayer meetings is being held on alternate Tuesdays. Please see the Calendar for actual dates. Contact Stephen Coles for the coding the join this meeting.

The Boys' Brigade nationally have produced a range of things to do at home, "#BBatHOME". Parents have been sent an email by the Captain. Please let us know how you are getting on with this.

Churches Together in England have asked us all to light a candle in a window at 7 pm on Sunday. Be careful! Don't leave it unattended or anywhere near a curtain. You should assume that your candle will fall over!

As a church, we are anxious to mitigate the adverse effects of having to self-isolate. Anyone who feels they are in difficulty, either because of loneliness or otherwise, are urged to contact Stephen or Mark, or anyone you feel particularly comfortable in approaching.

 The Baptist Union and the South West Baptist Association have various resources available, which can be found by searching for them on the internet.


Paignton Community Larder

During the Coronavirus emergency, the needs of those in difficulty are even more urgent. So members and friends are urged to consider maintaining or increasing their donations. Those with church keys can, of course, drop items in when they want. Items will be delivered to the Larder first thing on Monday mornings, as before. All contributions are gratefully received. Stock levels are generally good (May 20), but donations of the following are particularly needed:

Tinned meat, Tinned chopped tomatoes, Tinned meals,