Update in regards to Coronavirus 

As you will be aware coronavirus (also known as Covid-19) is increasingly becoming a concern as it spreads around the world. The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the UK to high. This permits the government to plan for all eventualities however currently the number of cases in the UK is relatively small.

Most people recover from the illness after experiencing heavy cold or flu like symptoms for 6 – 8 days. However, Coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

It is important to balance the need to take sensible precautions and plan for a possible increase in the outbreak, yet not to cause panic. Current Government advice is that people should practice good hygiene in order to slow the spread of the virus.

Online Service - Update - 21-03-2020

Thank you so much for being patient with us as we put different methods and means in place to take our Church digital for the time being. 

We are pleased to say that we have pre-recorded a short service that you can watch and join in with. It is really easy to watch, click here to be taken to the Watch Online section of our website.

 

Burton Elim Church Response - Update - 17-03-2020

We are closely monitoring the situation and currently following the advice given to us from the UK Government as well as Elim International Centre with regards to how we meet together.

As a result of the latest Government and Public Health advice regarding the COVID-19 crisis on Monday 16 March 2020, we are taking the decision to suspend all Elim Church services including this Sunday, 22 March until further notice.
 
We do not take this decision lightly but do so believing we have a public duty to act responsibly in terms of the duty of care to all members of the community.
 
The latest advice includes a Government ban on large gatherings and a call for “social distancing”. 
Answering questions in the House on Monday evening, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: 
“with the deepest regret and the heaviest of hearts we do include faith groups within the advice”.

We are looking at ways in which we can still 'host' a service through online methods. Please do keep checking back to this page for the latest information - this could change on a daily basis.

Many of the major denominations in the UK are calling for this Sunday (Mothering Sunday) to be a day of prayer and action, particularly considering those who are vulnerable, and our health and emergency services. Click here for more details.

Please do continue to pray for the current situations unfolding and supporting those around you anyway that you can. If you are struggling and need any support please do get in touch.

Regards

Burton Elim Church