Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

We are reopening for worship services which will follow the guidelines for worship with social distancing. Please bring your own mask. For those who don’t want to return to church just yet, please use the link below for updates, teaching and prayer.

We are called to fast and pray as a church and nation. Let’s continue to take time to be still and listen carefully to what God is saying. Visit the our YouTube channel to keep up to date with weekly services:

PRBC 2020 YouTube channel

We also have a area for special updates where you will find the other messages, including from The Baptist Union of Great Britain.

May God give us all wisdom and peace.

PRBC Leadership Team

Statement from Perry Rise regarding George Floyd

The Leadership Team at Perry Rise Baptist Church are deeply saddened by the brutal killing of a Black Man (George Floyd) at the hands of White Police Officers in America.

The tragedy has emphasised the stark realities of racism and inequalities in our world. During the lockdown period (sparked by COVID-19) peoples' eyes were opened to the true realities of black peoples' daily struggles.

As we look outwards at what has taken place, each of us also need to look inwards, to challenge ourselves to ensure that we are always part of the solution by reaching out to those around us, challenging inequality, being respectful and empowering one another regardless of ethnicity.

We support the Black Lives Matter movement and believe that black people should be able to live and breathe equally. There is no place for racial injustice in our Church or society in the 21st century and we wholeheartedly condemn racism and inequality of all kinds.

Sincere condolences to George Floyds family, and other families who have lost loved ones, due to society's injustice. May they all rest in eternal peace.

1 Corinthians 13:6-7 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

The following link takes you to BMS ‘Black Lives Matter statement’

Leadership Team and Rev Margaret

BMS World Mission

BMS World Mission is a Christian mission organisation, working in around 35 countries on four continents. BMS personnel are mainly involved in church planting, development, disaster relief, education, health, and media and advocacy.

Baptist Union of Great Britain

The Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) is the Baptist family in England and Wales (there is also the Baptist Union of Wales). It is made up of churches, regional associations and Baptist colleges. The Union works with others in mission locally, regionally and internationally. Three Specialist Teams based at Baptist House in Didcot offer help, advice and resources.

London Baptist Association

The London Baptist Association (LBA) is an association of independent Baptist Churches within the Baptist Union of Great Britain.