We have received the Church of Scotland’s revised guidelines for re-opening of church buildings for worship on Friday afternoon, 17th July. The guidance document is 57 pages long, and the additional risk assessment document is 9 pages long, while the church re-opening checklist is 5 pages long. We are sharing this with you to emphasise that there is a lot of material our Kirk Session needs to work through even before we can begin to meet the necessary requirements to open up the church as a safe facility to all.

We will continue to keep you informed about the developments.

While we are keen to open up the church for public worship as soon as reasonably possible, the safety of all who come for worship is of primary importance to us! We will open the church only if all the health and hygiene criteria are met to make the church a safe place. We continue asking you for your prayers as the Kirk Session assesses the tasks before us and then by God’s grace complete them. Please pray for wisdom, and God’s guidance as we accomplish this. 

Meanwhile we continue with our Sunday worship on Zoom. You are also welcome for prayer/contemplation when the church is open on:

  • Wednesdays 10:00 – 12:00;
  • Fridays 14:00 – 16:00;
  • Saturdays 10:00 – 12:00.

[from George Vidits, minister; John Baggaley, Session Clerk]

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