Today we have received the following direction from The Moderator and Clerk of The General Assembly:-
In light of our ongoing consultations and of the current serious and worsening situation, and in line with unequivocal public health guidance that people should stay at home, the General Council, acting with the delegated authority of the General Assembly, has directed that, for a limited period (from Friday 8th January until Saturday 6th February 2021 inclusive, subject to review in late January) all in-person Sunday gatherings for worship, along with all other in person church gatherings, should cease in all PCI congregations in Northern Ireland – with the exception of weddings, funerals, arrangements for recording and/or live-streaming, drive-in services and private prayer (as permitted by regulations). This same step is also being taken today by the Methodist Church, the Church of Ireland and the Roman Catholic Church, along with a number of others.
This means that regrettably it will not be possible for us to meet this Sunday as hoped but our services will nevertheless be available via Live-stream and later on the BPC website.
With sincere appreciation for your forbearance and blessings from Frank