The Kirk Session met by Zoom on 25 November to discuss the opening of the church for worship. It was decided that we could meet the requirements of the church offices and the Scottish Government to create a safe environment for you to attend worship. Consequently, we aim to recommence worship from 6 December. This will be in the church hall for a few weeks until the windows in the church are replaced.
This being the case we have given careful consideration as to the arrangements for worship, the details of which are below. However anyone who is unwell or shows symptoms of COVID-19, who is in an extremely vulnerable group, who is isolating or who is living with someone who is isolating or is unwell must not attend Church.
- You must register, giving contact details by Friday
- Remember to bring a face covering which must be worn in church.
- Seating layout allows a maximum of two from the same household to sit together.
- An usher will show you to your allocated seat.
We wish you well, and hope to see you soon
— Ian Watt, Session Clerk
Before the service Wednesday to Friday
Contact Vivienne Haigh at Tel. 600092
Please give the following details.
Number in the household attending.
You will be informed if there are places available and if you can attend. This is necessary as we have a limited capacity of 20 which may not be exceeded. Ensure you have a face covering which must always be worn in the church.
Your arrival at church
To maintain two metres distancing, allow people in the doorway to enter the church before approaching the entrance. Put on your mask and enter the church. If your offering is in cash the offering plate will be in the vestibule as you enter. Hand sanitiser will be on the table so please use, then go into the hall where an Usher will now confirm your contact details. We must have this information for ‘Trace and Protect’ purposes.
This information is destroyed after three weeks.
As you know, parking is very limited and we can’t have folk mingling, so if at all possible, please do not bring your car up the lane.
An usher will show you to your allocated seat. People from the same household may sit together. A single person will therefore be sitting by themself. There will be no bibles or hymn books in use. Please leave nothing in the behind when you leave.
During the service
Please note masks must be kept on throughout the service. There will be no singing. There may be contemplative music.
Those closest to the exit door (the one you came in) must leave first, with everyone leaving one row at a time, from the back. Please maintain social distancing and do not delay. Theservice leader will not be at the door to greet people Please do not congregate in the car park.
It will take a bit of getting used to, but we hope that you enjoy the service.