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*****PLEASE NOTE THESE SERVICES HAVE NOW CHANGED DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK, THEY WILL BE UPDATED ONCE WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION*****
News from the BMS
Thank you so much for your ongoing faithful support of your partner mission workers through the BMS Church Partners programme.
As I’m sure you’ll be aware, we face a significant health crisis, not only in this country but around the world. BMS has been taking very seriously the threat that this pandemic poses to our workers, staff, volunteers and supporters, following closely the latest guidance from Government and expert health providers. The wellbeing of our supporting churches and volunteers, as well as our public duty to help to slow the progress of the virus, remain our highest priority.
As part of our commitment to bringing life in all its fullness to the world, we are trying to reduce the chances of our organisation spreading the Covid-19 Coronavirus. That’s why we have been bringing some workers home from high-risk situations and enforcing a two week planned self-isolation period regardless of the country in which they have been working. If your Partner workers have been brought home you will soon have received an email explaining this. If not, they will be continuing to do God’s good work where they are – obeying all the best guidance for safety during this global pandemic. BMS is monitoring closely all the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice and the evolving situation around the spread of the disease and we want to assure you that worker safety and health will be paramount in our thinking.
Please be reassured that we are in frequent contact with all our mission personnel, and in every situation will be acting in their best interests and for their safety, following guidelines from trusted authorities and taking proactive measures where necessary. We would also love to invite you to join us in praying for BMS mission workers to remain safe and well, and for BMS as an organisation to provide the best possible support and care to them. Even in these uncertain times, we know that our God is faithful and mighty to save, and as we take responsible actions, we never lose sight of the hope we have in Jesus.
As is the case for many organisations, we are facing a busy and challenging time with the impacts of the current health crisis, however if you do have an urgent enquiry, please don’t hesitate to be in touch in the usual ways and we will aim to respond to your enquiry as quickly as we can.
Many thanks again for your loving support, as you consider the challenges of Covid-19 for your church family, and as together we entrust the future of our overseas mission work to God.
View our latest Annual Report: 2017 accounts final
See this video below, produced for our Windrush Anniversary celebrations 2019 highlighting the Jamaican heritage of some of our members.
Pentecost People is a new 4-part Baptist Union resource exploring multi-ethnic worship featuring our Church.
From our recent 2018 Heritage Open Day, remembering the granting of women’s suffrage 100 years ago, we explored the theme of ‘women of faith’. This video reflects something of the important role of women in leadership and in supporting roles with our Church, as well as the multi-ethnic nature of our Christian family here.
In January 2019 we had a film unit with us creating a music video including our Congolese choir members – take a look.
In this film members of our Church share about what it means to be a Church member
From the late 1950s we have been blessed by members arriving from Jamaica and other West Indies Islands. Watch this video telling of personal stories of those Church members who came over in those early days.
Meet Alexis and Brave, members of our Congolese Fellowship, who share their stories of faith in leaving the DRC into a refugee camp in Burundi and then onto Sheffield. Their choir plays a significant part in our life together here at Cemetery Road Baptist Church.