The Government's announcement on October 31 that lockdown has been imposed from November 5 means that we are again unable to meet for worship or any other purpose for four weeks. On November 23 Boris Johnson's announcement told us that we can resume meeting on Sundays at 10.30 am (only) on December 6, when we hope to see lots of you again. 

Please note that it is the circulation of germs in the confined air of indoors that is dangerous, hence the above precautions. Outdoors, the germs are diluted so quickly that the risk of contracting covid-19 is very low. The germs don't like the ultra-violet radiation from the sun, either. So just get out there, keep at least two metres from everyone, and enjoy life. 

An 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.

 Recordings of Sunday morning services are available on this website. Find these by going to Services where you will find the service for this Sunday and other previous ones. Click on the "play" arrow at the left end of the black strip.

The Boys' Brigade nationally have produced a range of things to do at home, "#BBatHOME". A new set of activities for the pre-Christmas Advent season has now been made available, so please have a look and give it a go. The address is  Parents have been sent an email by the Captain. Please let us know how you are getting on with this.

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. 

Thoughts are now turning to preparing Christmas Hampers, and the following are particularly needed for this and the ordinary service provided by the Paignton Community Larder (23/11):

Tinned custard, Tinned meat, UHT milk, Cranberry sauce, Pringles, Crackers, Gravy granules, Tinned fruit, Tinned potatoes, Christmas crackers, Christmas pudding, Mince pies, Fruit cocktail, Jelly, Selection Box, Jam, Stuffing, Biscuits, Boxed Biscuits and Chocolates.

Plastic carrier bags (especially), empty glass jars and egg boxes are also needed.