Welcome to the website of Paignton Baptist Church, a warm and friendly fellowship meeting in Winner Street in the centre of Paignton. We hope that we will soon have the opportunity to meet you.
Coronavirus Latest The Minister and Deacons met on Monday evening,19th, to discern how God wants us to respond to the recent relaxing of Covid 19 legal restrictions by our Government when we gather for Sunday worship. We were reminded that God wants us to “look not only to your own interests but also to the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:4)
We recognised the need to be cautious as new cases in Torbay are high alongside the need to open up and provide greater freedom in worship after 16 months of restrictions. Our intention is to continue to provide a welcoming and safe environment for both our existing congregation and visitors to meet with God and His church. Thank you for your prayers and your contributions to our considerations.
As a first step we believe it is right for us now to have the option of removing our face coverings whilst we are sat down in our seats but for us to keep them on while we are entering, leaving or walking round the building, until we reach our seats.
Although it no longer a legal requirement we want to maintain an element of social distancing for the time being and so the number of chairs in the sanctuary will remain limited but there will no longer be a need to keep one chair empty between households. It is important, however, that we remain in our seats once sat down.
We are aware that some of our congregation would benefit from a greater sense of protection and so we propose to maintain our current restrictions on the balcony i.e. two seats between households and face coverings to be worn at all times.
Many of us have missed not being able to sing to God. We will now have the option of singing but we will need to wear a face covering if we choose to do so because of the increased risk of spreading the virus that singing represents.
Our government has made it clear that it is important that we maintain good hygiene and so we will continue to sanitize our hands upon entry to the building. We will be opening up the ladies toilets on the ground floor. Please continue to clean after use. They have also ‘strongly encouraged’ us to continue to keep a record of those attending and make the NHS Venue check in QR code available which we will do.
We will not be serving refreshments for the time being to minimise close contact and congestion in a confined space. We look forward to being able to do so in the future.
We will be reviewing all these arrangements regularly and if you have any suggestions, questions or concerns do please let one of us know.
Please let us know if we can help you in any way. You can call Stephen or Mark on the telephone numbers above. Alternatively you can email us at:- email@example.com
Keeping in Touch Please ask Mark Ryan for our weekly prayer and newsheet either via email or post.
We record our services. Find these by going to "Services" (in the bar at the top of this page). Click on the "play" arrow at the left end of the black strip. The text of our services is availabel by email or in the post.
We aim to be a church for people of all ages, abilities, and circumstances. We are called to share the good news about the Lord Jesus Christ with everyone in our local community. We are convinced that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and that no-one comes to the Father except through Him and it is this conviction that inspires us to reach out to people with the love of God alongside other churches in Paignton.