Coronavirus guidance and prayers
In the midst of the developing coronavirus situation, we are encouraging churches and ecumenical groups to follow national public health guidance.
Current coronavirus guidance produced by HM Government is available here.
Travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office is available here.
Please see our specific web pages for:
We have also collated the links below to a number of guidance web pages available from some of our Member Churches:
Church HR/Finance resources
Links to guides from our member churches on HR and finance good practice during the Coronavirus crisis
Mental Health resources
A collation of resources from external sources that have been recommended by clinicians can be downloaded here. While each has been briefly reviewed, the content and providers have not been vetted so please use your professional judgment when accessing and recommending these.
Light a candle of hope: A national call to prayer
In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, Presidents of CTE called all churches to a National Day of Prayer & Action on Sunday 22 March. Following its remarkable success, this now continues, with people being asked to display a poster and pray at 7.00 pm each Sunday.
As countries continue to shut down and find coping mechanisms, both for public health services and people’s rhythm of life, there are all sorts of theological questions being asked.
We are offering our prayers for this ongoing situation, along with Christians all over our nation and our world at this time. A range of prayer resources are being collated below:
A prayer for those affected by coronavirus
God, our rock and shield, we pray for our land, and all nations and places in our world, as many endure the effects of the illness Covid-19 and the Coronavirus pandemic.
For those who are ill, grant healing;
for those who mourn the death of loved ones, bring comfort;
for those who care for the sick, grant strength and endurance;
for those who are isolated or whose livelihoods are threatened, give courage and hope;
for all who take difficult decisions, from governments to health practitioners, give wisdom and compassion to accompany the knowledge and experience that they bring.
Deliver us from this disease, we pray, and enable all nations and communities to grow in collaboration and unity as we face this challenge together.
Grant a legacy of enduring common purpose in facing all that threatens our global common good.
We pray in Jesus' name, in the unity of the Spirit, Amen.