Coronavirus

Coronavirus


Impact on Worship – 21/06/2020

With immediate effect, all worship in both our church buildings is cancelled until further notice. A weekly message by Rev Scott Blythe will be available on YouTube, Facebook and email.
As a consequence of the Scottish Government’s decision to move forward from lockdown to Phases 2/3 of its planned emergence from lockdown, the Session of this Church intends to open for Private Prayer alternatively at Stamperland/Netherlee sanctuaries on Wednesday mornings. Eventually, when Phase 3 has been announced by the Government, we will seek to restore Sunday Worship at 10:00 am Netherlee and 11:30 Stamperland Sanctuary.
However, before we open the Church of Scotland is asking that all churches carry out Risk Assessments to cover the safe conduct of each of these events and ensure safety for all attending. Currently, we in the church are seeking to complete these assessments and we will not open for either Private Prayer or Worship until they are complete. We will endeavour to make all people aware of our progress through our websites.
If you have any further questions, Please do not hesitate to contact our minster, Rev Scott Blythe on 07504 692046 (happy to respond to calls and texts)

Sunday Worship Update – 27/06/2020

Our Beyond Lockdown Team met on 23/06 and while progress is being made with the paperwork required there is still lots to do. These times are unprecedented and also fast changing, and some of our planning has now been altered by the First Minister’s (FM) statement of 24/06. We received a communication from the Church of Scotland dated 25/05.

The FM announced that in her judgement places of worship will not be allowed to open to “extended groups” on that date (10th July) although it is always “under review”.

So as things stand today the earliest date on which a “Place of Worship” might be permitted to welcome an extended group is 23 July. (Sunday 26 July)

We contune to work towards opening the church for personal prayer, we will keep you updated as to the date this will start.


CHURCH of SCOTLAND VIDEO

The Church of Scotland has produced a short video “With God’s help we will get though this together


PASTORAL CARE

The impact of the Coronavirus makes undertaking some forms of pastoral care rather difficult, particularly face-to-face visits whether at home, care home or hospital.  Please, therefore, do be aware that fewer visits than normal will be possible.

Our minister, Rev Scott Blythe, is happy to be contacted by phone, text or e-mail.  Many, if not most, pastoral care issues may have to be handled by phone and text.

Scott’s landline number is 0141 533 7147.

His mobile phone number is 07504 692 046.

His e-mail is SBlythe@churchofscotland.org.uk

You can also contact our Pastoral Care Assistant, Marie Wilson.

Marie’s mobile phone number is 07399 246 935.

Her e-mail address is Marie.Wilson@churchofscotland.org.uk

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