REOPENING OF OUR CHURCH FOR WORSHIP
You will be aware from the First Minister’s recent announcement that, subject to a maximum attendance of 50 persons, churches may reopen for services of worship from 26 March 2021.
Following a Kirk Session meeting where there was unanimous agreement that we reopen, and having received the necessary approval by Presbytery that all required safety procedures are in place, we are pleased to intimate that the church will reopen for worship on Sunday 28 March 2021. The requirement for the church to be cleaned and sanitised following each service means that only one service can be held each Sunday – there will, until further notice, be no evening worship.
The format for morning worship will be the same as that which operated from October to December last year i.e.
- A maximum of 50 worshippers, all wearing face coverings, can be accommodated.
- Socially distanced seating arrangements must be followed.
- No singing of praise is permitted.
- Worshippers will be directed to and from their seats by the Elders in attendance.
The pattern of services will be as follows –
Sunday 28 March at 11.00 am – Sunday Morning Worship.
Friday 02 April (Good Friday) at 7.00 pm – Preparatory Service.
Sunday 04 April (Easter Sunday) at 11.00 am – Communion Service.
Tuesday 06 April at 7.00 pm – Prayer Service.
Those wishing to attend the Communion Service on Easter Sunday are asked to bring their own piece of bread as we are not permitted to distribute bread as we did previously. Individual disposable plastic glasses and a sealed container of Fellowship Cup will be provided at each seating place.
We hope and pray that this is the first step towards a return to our normal style of worship and the ability for us all to worship our Lord in His own house.