This season that we are in has brought about a lot of changes for many in the church family. We have been encouraging the church family to call for support if required and there are many on stand-by to help in various ways. However we also wanted to point you to various resources you may wish to explore.

Please find links and sign posts to different resources. These will be updated regularly and if you know of any link that may be useful, please pass these on to so we can update the page.


For advice

Basildon Council

Baptist Union of Great Britain


For help

Essex Welfare Services


Phone contacts

Your Neighbour – A helpline for anyone during this crisis is available
Open: Every day from 9am – 5pm
Tel: 0300 323 9952 or visit their website (

St Luke’s Hospice – Bereavement support line for people affected by coronavirus.
Open: Mon – Thur from 1pm – 4:30pm
Tel: 0333 400 2358

UCB Prayerline – Volunteers available to pray with you and bring God into the situation you are facing.
Open: Mon – Fri from 9am – 10pm; Sat from 10:30am – 8pm
Tel: 01782 36 3000 or email prayer requests through at

Premier Lifeline – Being there at the end of the phone line.  A place where faith and compassion meet.
Open: Every day from 9am – Midnight
Tel: 0300 111 0101

Living Light Prayer line – They will listen and support you as you work towards your own solutions or you simply off-load.  Always willing to pray with you and for you.
Open: Mon – Fri from 9am – 5pm
Tel: 01277 367 118

The Silver Line – Free, confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people.
Open: 24hrs a day, 365 days a year
Tel: 0800 4 70 80 90

Age UK – Free, confidential advice line.
Open: Everyday from 8am – 7pm
Tel: 0800 678 1602

The Samaritans – If you need someone to talk to, we listen.  We won’t judge or tell you what to do.
Open: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Tel: 116 123   Email: (24 hr response time)

Rehab 4 Addiction – Assistance for those affected by substance misuse and their loved ones.
Open: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Tel: 0800 140 4690   Email:


Radio Stations

UCB 1 and 2
Available on digital radio, UCB player app, internet or smart speaker

Premier Christian Radio
Available on digital radio, internet, MW 1305, 1332, 1413, 1566, freeview 725 and apps

Christian Radio



Basildon Food Bank


For Families

Family Bible Course – The Greatest Story Ever

Baptist Union – points to further resources for families

Spring Harvest Home

True Way Kids – Helping under 5’s explore the Bible

Biblical Boredom Busters: 30 fun activities for kids when ‘there is nothing to do’

Free Bible Colouring Pages


YouTube Channels

KBC YouTube channel

Spring Harvest

Hillsong Kids

What’s in the Bible

Bible Stories for Kids


Virtual Sunday School


Konnect HQ

Loop Show

Soul Survivor

The Man You’re Made* To Be Podcast

Switch Youth



Sunscool – A Bible Study App for children

YouVersion – The Bible App for Kids

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