We’re pleased to tell you that our church will re-open on Sunday, September 27th for congregational services. So that we can all stay as safe as possible it’s been necessary to put in place a number of essential precautions, and we ask you to study the details below before you attend. We are sorry that we have to put all these precautions in place but it will be good to worship together again despite the ongoing risk of COVID-19.
Entry to the Church
You should enter the church by the front door only. Please note that the Rosemount Street entrance cannot be used for attending Congregational events.
There is to be no handshaking or embracing upon meeting and no dallying in conversation in the circulation/ entry areas.
Everyone is required to wear face coverings when entering, moving around and leaving the church building.
Anyone attending is required to leave their name and a contact phone number when arriving.
You must observe social distancing rules and keep two metres from the Celebrant, Welcome team and anyone else who is not a member of your household ‘bubble’.
You will be asked to sanitise your hands on entering and when leaving the building.
You should touch as few surfaces as possible.
Online giving is preferred but there will be a collection plate on entering the building.
The balcony cannot be used.
During the Service
Singing will not be permitted.
Hymn books will not be required or available.
Pew bibles will not be available; you may bring a bible if you wish, although readings will be displayed in the selected edition on the screen as usual.
You may also bring a cushion if you wish, and take it away with you when you leave.
After the Service
We’re very sorry, but it will not be possible to serve tea or coffee after the service.
The principal male and female toilets are not available for use. The disabled ‘unisex’ toilet adjacent to the Vestry/Church Office will be available should this be necessary and will require to be sanitised after each use
If you need to leave the building before the end of the service, you should do so by the front door.
At the end of the service you should leave by the front door and sanitise your hands on the way out.
Booking a seat
Please note that to comply with social distancing there are only a limited number of seats available. You will need to pre-book seat(s) by calling Anne Dunbar on 01387 251455 between 6.00 and 7.00pm on the Friday evening preceding the Sunday service. There is a maximum of 37 allowed to attend the service and bookings will be on a first-come first-served basis. Should your call be too late for a place, you will be placed first on the list for the following Sunday service should you so wish.