As we begin to open up more, here’s an update on what is happening at present from online services, Zoom coffee, “in person” services and opening of our church buildings.
Sunday Worship online and Zoom coffee
Our service is followed by a time of fellowship on Zoom. Please contact a member of the ministry team for the Zoom log-in details.
Pause for Prayer
Monday to Friday 10am livestreamed on Facebook. This is a chance to stop and spend time with God, either at 10am or at any point later in the day or week.
Tuesday 7.30pm livestreamed on Facebook. This is a short service in the style of Iona, using a Celtic-inspired liturgy.
Tuesday 10.30am and Thursday 3pm on Zoom. This is a chance to share fellowship with each other on Zoom. Please contact a member of the ministry team for the Zoom log-in details.
We are now offering some small “in-person” services again.
Right now we still have all the former constraints in place which mean we can only cater for small groups of people at any one time. The one difference between now and former times is that congregations are now allowed to sing if they are outside. So if you do book in to a service please be prepared to be invited to sing a hymn outdoors at the end, or indeed in warmer weather to be outdoors for other parts of the service, if appropriate, at the leader’s discretion. This feels like something to celebrate as the first hint of being able to open up a little more. If, however, you don’t want to be involved in singing please feel free just to slip away. There is no compulsion.
For all “in person” services we ask you to book in advance as the numbers allowed at each service are restricted for safe social distancing. To book just click here.
In line with government guidance, you are required to wear a face covering in church, unless you are exempt.
Government guidelines also state: “Certain groups of people may be at increased risk of severe disease from COVID-19, including people who are aged 70 or older, regardless of medical conditions. Individuals who fall within this group are advised to stay at home as much as possible and, if they do go out, to take particular care to minimise contact with others outside of their household.”
Our church buildings remain open for private prayer – generally during daylight hours. However, there may be occasions when you will find the buildings locked. This may because the church is being used for a funeral and needs to be kept clean for this purpose. It won’t be possible to keep you updated with all the times that this will be. We apologise and thank you for your understanding.
We ask all visitors to abide by the government guidelines:
- Please do not enter the church if you have symptoms of Covid 19 or have been asked to self-isolate.
- Please wear a face mask inside the church unless you are exempt.
- Please use the hand sanitizer provided and wash your hands at home before and after visiting the church.
- Please visit only individually or with members of your household and do not arrange to meet others at the church.
- Please maintain 2 m distance at all times and do not enter the building at the same time as others are entering or leaving.