Rector Rev Richard Kilgour has said ‘we are a pleased to be able to announce our re-opening and look forward to welcoming people back to church from Sunday August 2nd 11.30 for Holy Eucharist until further notice’
Agreement has been made with the Bishop to progress to re-opening St.Andrew’s Church for services from next Sunday August 2nd for the 11.30 am service of Holy Eucharist.
In line with the present guidance from the Scottish Bishops the church buildings will be prepared for people to access by observing the kind of measures now universally applied for public interaction indoors; including hygiene, social distancing and other arrangements such as use of face coverings. Ahead of the opening, the church has been cleaned by commercial contractors.
With 2 meter distancing the maximum capacity is 20 people at St.Andrew’s for a Sunday service. Signage will make clear what is expected as people arrive. Hand hygiene measures will be available. Seating will be organised for 20 people to be accommodated, and contact details will be noted for attendance. Individual orders of service will be provided replacing use of books. The service will be said, without singing, and will probably last about 30 minutes. Communion will be available as the bread only. Access to communion will be organised with distancing measures and with limited contact in mind. . Access to the toilet facilities will be provided for worshipers.
People are being encouraged to continue make their free will offerings by bank transfers etc. but there will be an offering plate available.
Any questions or support – please contact the Rector 01698 672399