Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As of 23 March 2020, the NSW Government requires all places of public worship to be closed indefinitely. Hence, all churches and chapels in the Diocese of Bathurst are closed to the public.

The coronavirus outbreak is stirring up anxiety, confusion and major inconveniences. It is a situation in which we can easily over-react or under-react. How can our faith tradition guide and comfort us through this troubling time?

A good starting point is to remember that the most repeated phrase in scripture is "Do not be afraid" or "Have no fear". 

God probably sends us this message so frequently because fear is such a big part of human nature. Fear can alert to dangers in our lives to keep us safe, but fear can also lead us astray, towards selfish responses.

Used with permission GPBS