5 June 2020

George Floyd: response from our pastors sent to PBC Members

I am sure like all of us you have been appalled and distressed by the news and video footage of the grievous murder of George Floyd. We stand with all of those who have protested about this abhorrent wickedness. We pray that, by the grace of God, this will be a watershed moment; may he deliver our society from the evil of racism in all its forms. May our church family be a beacon of light – a place of genuine community where all dividing walls of hostility are broken down by the Lord Jesus. 
You might be interested to read the responses and reflections from within the Baptist Union which are posted HERE. In particular, have a look at the reflection entitled ‘We are all George Floyd, black people can’t breathe!’ by Yinka Oyekan, the President of the Baptist Union. Additionally, James has written a brief response in his blog - click HERE. Furthermore, reflections, prayers and discussions are on the our Facebook Page and our Facebook Congregation Group.
We have invited Stephen Akinsanya to speak in our online service on Sunday. As a barrister he has a wealth of experience of the criminal justice system and many of you will remember how he sensitively and wisely helped us in understanding and responding to the issue of knife crime some months ago. We are looking forward to what he has to say to us as we continue to learn what it means to be authentic disciples of Jesus in the midst of a divided and broken society.
Yours in Christ
Revd Tim Allen, Revd Dr James Collins, Revd Mark Humm and Revd Marilyn Webb

20 March 2020
During this season of ‘social distancing’ here is how we are looking to ‘build community’.
See details in a letter from the pastoral team available here.

17 March 2020 9.20pm
All church activities that involve people in physical proximity will cease immediately until further notice.
See details in a letter from Senior Pastor James Collins available here

17 March 2020 1.30pm
Following the latest Government guidelines, the following activities will not be happening:
- Night Shelter (Wednesday evening/Thursday morning, last session)
- The Link Homeless Drop-in Thursday evening and until further notice

17 March 2020 am
We are currently prayerfully considering how the government advice issued yesterday (16 March) impacts upon our programme of activities.  We will update this page as soon as possible.

13 March 2020
We are regularly monitoring government and NHS advice regarding Coronavirus. Our Sunday services and other midweek activities will continue as normal for now. Any changes to the church programme will be publicised here and by email to those on our distribution list.

The latest update letter from the church is available here: Letter 13 March 2020
Please do remember to pray about the outbreak. We are recommending the use of these Prayer Points.

Latest government advise is is available here. If you are unable to attend church and have to self-isolate please stay in touch and let us know. 

Contact the Church Office by email or call 020 8668 0422 (answerphone outside of working hours).