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 web@KingswoodBaptistChurch.co.uk so we can update the page.
Baptist Union of Great Britain
Essex Welfare Services
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 (https://www.yourneighbour.org)
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 www.ucb.co.uk/pray
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (24 hr response time)
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
Basildon Food Bank
Baptist Union – points to further resources for families
Spring Harvest Home
Oak National Academy
COVID-19 Crisis Response Curriculum
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
KBC YouTube channel
What’s in the Bible
Bible Stories for Kids
The Man You’re Made* To Be Podcast
Sunscool – A Bible Study App for children
YouVersion – The Bible App for Kids