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.
FROM THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
The impact of the global coronavirus pandemic has forced us to close our church buildings and stop many of our usual activities, but the vital work of the Church goes on and is needed now, more than ever.
Support your local church with our new online donations system
To help support the work of our churches, the Church of Scotland is now launching an online donations system where you can choose to support us nationally or donate to one of our local churches directly.
This could be a way to give your Weekly Freewill Offering in this day and age when hard cash is being used less and less.
Anne Macintosh, the Church of Scotland’s General Treasurer, said she is “delighted” to be able to launch the new donations system.
“Anyone who wishes to make a donation either to the national funds of the Church of Scotland or to an individual congregation can do so by visiting the donations page and by clicking on the donate button,” Anne said.
“All donations made to an individual congregation will be returned to that congregation, enabling members to continue to make their regular offering – or to make a special donation – to enable the Church’s work to continue at this difficult time.”
PLEASE NOTE: If your normal way of giving to Lamlash church is by Direct Debit or by Standing Order, then these methods will continue as usual.
How you can donate
Whether you are a church member who wants to continue to give your regular offering to your own congregation or a friend to the Church who is moved to contribute for the good of your community, we want to help you support the Church in whichever way you feel led. You can choose to give a one-off donation or donate every month.
You can opt to direct your gift to a specific congregation or contribute to the general funds of the Church for use wherever the need is greatest.
By clicking the ‘donate’ button below, you will:
- Choose where you wish to donate to
- Opt in to gift aid (applicable to UK taxpayers only)
- Complete your donation via PayPal (automatic)
The Church is closed at the moment. The coronavirus pandemic means we are unable to host church services.
Watch out for our 2020 Summer Newsletter landing soon!
Unfortunately, due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions, we are unable to host our weekly Coffee Mornings until further notice.
A wee snippet for those who didn’t manage along to the recital given by Douglas Bruce on Sunday afternoon.
Preparations for our Mary’s Meal Coffee Morning started long before the event itself on 30 July. The Knit & Natter group formed at the beginning of July and involved friends, family as well as church members. Great response girls – thank you! Our Coffee Morning was a very happy event with all the knitters, growers, bakers, refreshment stall makers and servers mixed together with more than a sprinkle of visitors and locals from across our island responding generously in support of Mary’s Meals. Donations banked totalled £1087.02! Thank you Arran
Hoping to lose those unwanted pounds you’ve gained over the Festive Season? You are invited to come along to a weekly weigh in to help you stay on track and remain focused.
£12.20 feeds and educates a child for a year!
An Initial Registration Fee of £2 plus a minimum weekly donation of £1.
All proceeds are going to Mary’s Meals.
Weigh in day is Thursday
Lamlash Church Hall
Brodick Church Hall
It’s an exciting time to be in Scotland with the independence referendum just a few weeks away. Here’s a document outlining the Church of Scotland’s position:
And here is a short video posted to YouTube by the Church of Scotland on that very topic.