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LATEST GOVERNMENT INFO

28 July 2020

Measures have been taken for Re-opening the church buildings.

Since the Scottish Goverment decision to allow churches to re-open their buildings for Public Worship the Church of Scotland have advised ministers of the process.

The Management Team have met regularly on Zoom since the announcement and formed a Task Force Team who have met to discuss the Risk Assessment which must be submitted to the Church of Scotland and passed before the buildings are able to re-open. 
Unfortunately there is no confirmed date, as to when this might be but the team are working hard to complete the necessary documention. 
There a number of items which are outstanding, including, a Fire Check and Electrical Safety Check, both of which are in hand at this time of publication. 

14 April 2020

On Sunday at 10.30am  and until further notice, there will be an online Zoom service. If you have not received an email invitation by Saturday, please contact Rev Dr Tom Kisitu with your current email address and an invitation will be sent out.
Please be advised that details will not be published on social media. 
Please check your junk mail for the invitation.

 

17 March 2020

Worship - Cancellation of Services

The Scottish Government now advises that people should minimise social contact by avoiding crowded areas and large gatherings, including religious congregations, and smaller gatherings.

The Church of Scotland now asks, in the strongest terms, that all gatherings for worship should cease until further notice, with effect from Tuesday 17 March 2020. Other Scottish Churches are taking similar actions. This obviously includes Easter services. Some Presbyteries have already instructed this action. This will include, but not be restricted to: housegroups, meetings for youth work, and church cafes. It will still be possible for an individual to offer a livestream of a sermon and prayers. Further information on livestreaming, including information on copyright, can be found in this circular on the Law Department’s webpages here. Sunday broadcasts of a weekly service take place on Radio 4, and also on Radio Scotland; other radio stations are available. Several churches currently offer livestreams or recorded services; a list can be found on our website.

Church buildings can be kept open as a place for people to come and pray. Notices should be clearly displayed asking that visitors observe robust hand hygiene.

Wednesday 18 March 2020. <read here for more>

16 March 2020

*** Attention Girlguiding *** - This artice has been extracted from Girlguiding - "We have taken the decision therefore, to suspend UK Girlguiding unit meetings with immediate effect."