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Our church in in a period of ministerial VACANCY - See our Vacancy page here

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Live Sunday services in place at 11am on Sunday. After July 19th, booking is no longer required. Social distancing will be 1 metre.

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INTERIM MODERATOR:       Revd Dr. Suzanne Fletcher

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Visiting Church during COVID restrictions

1. CHECK THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT RULES - DO NOT VISIT CHURCH IF RELIGIOUS SERVICES ARE BANNED

2. If you are unwell in any way you should not attend church and it’s important that each person in our congregation makes a sensible decision for themselves as to whether their own situation regarding health, age, family etc will allow them to attend church safely. 

3. Here is the procedure we will need to follow to comply with Government & Church of Scotland rules, designed to keep services safe for all :

AFter July 19th you do not have to book a place but will be required to register at the door for Test & Protect.  People from the same household can sit together but you will not be able to choose your seat/congregate with others. Singing is allowed - with mask in place.

•  Doors will open 30 minutes before each service (6.30pm for 7/ 10.30am for 11): if you arrive early, you may have to queue outside at a 1m distance.

•  Everyone will need to wear a face covering unless medically exempt.

• We are not allowed to hug, shake hands, gather to chat or share any paper such as orders of service/church hymn books or Bibles. 

• You will be asked to take note of the information posters and sanitise your hands on entering the church.

• The Duty Team will usher you through the gathering area – where there will be a plate for you to place any offerings you wish to give - and show you to a seat in the sanctuary. There will be no personal choice because seats must be filled in a certain order to avoid people passing each other. Any young people attending must stay in their seat next to their parent/guardian for the duration of the service.

• When the service is over, everyone must wait until the Minister has left the chancel via the aisle, then the Duty Team leader will guide people out one at a time, starting at the back, keeping 2m distance.

• You will be asked to sanitise your hands on leaving the building.

• Only one toilet (disabled) will be available. You will be asked to sanitise surfaces after using it: one of the Duty Team will guide you.

PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT AS CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE DURING THIS PANDEMIC, THESE PLANS MAY HAVE TO BE REVISED.  DO CHECK THE LATEST INFORMATION BEFORE COMING TO CHURCH. INFO WILL BE ON OUR WEBSITE & FACEBOOK PAGE OR IF YOU DON’T HAVE INTERNET, PHONE YOUR ELDER TO CHECK THE LATEST NEWS.

 

Scripture verse: “God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.” (1 Kings 4:29) How we need the wisdom of Solomon in these days! Please bear with your Kirk Session as we try to do the best we can in very difficult circumstances. Keep in touch via your Elder if you have any concerns.

Let’s pray:  Living God, we thank you that your Spirit binds us together as one family, no matter where we are. Give us your wisdom as we take these first steps towards reopening our church, in Jesus’ name. Amen.



CORONAVIRUS ADVICE

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly or use gel disinfectant.
  • Self-isolate if you suspect infection.
  • Avoid physical contact with others (unless you live with them and they are free of symtoms) and maintain physical distancing.
  • Please maintain telephone (or video link) contact with elderly / infirm people.