ST MARY’S CHURCH KIRKINTILLOCH – JULY / AUGUST 2021
➢ As you know, our area has now been designated as Level 0. This means a change to certain elements of the way that we attend church and manage our worship withEFFECT FROM SUNDAY 1ST AUGUST 2021.
➢ Currently our sanctuary is marked off into 54 ‘locations’, each socially distanced by 2 metres, however as the social distancing rule has now been reduced from 2 metres to 1 metre, we can safely increase the number of ‘locations’ available in our sanctuary, each of which can still accommodate a single person, a couple or a family group. We must, however, now strictly adhere to the 1-metre distancing rule, as well as our other safety precautions including the use of our one-way system and our ‘track and trace’ system, as previously.
➢ Face masks must be worn in the church at all times and although the singing of hymns will now be allowed, face masks must still be worn whilst singing.
We would ask that you bring your own hymn books whenever possible, use them for your own use and then take them home with you.
Should you forget your hymn book, we will be happy to issue you with one as you enter the church, but we would ask that you bring it out of the sanctuary with you and deposit it in the box indicated for this purpose.
➢ There will still be elders on duty to guide you to your seats.
➢ You will not be required to book to attend worship in St Mary’s Parish Church. You should simply come to the church on a Sunday, where your name will be ‘ticked off’ on a master list in line with existing procedures.
The only exception to this arrangement will be for Rev.Dr. Ruth Morrison’s Induction on the evening of Thursday 19th August, where the ‘Booking System will be re-instated for that single service only. Further details regarding this arrangement will be announced nearer the time.
➢ As previously, areas not currently in use have been closed off and we would ask that you do not enter these areas.
➢ Other arrangements as described in the original re-opening document of 25th August 2020 will still apply.
(19/07/2021 – JCP)
Interim Moderator : Rev Ian Taylor.
Locum Minister : Rev Morris Dutch.
Video of services
In these difficult time of COVID-19, with restricted numbers who can attend or, as now, suspension of communal worship, it is vital that our Church still reach out to our community congregation and friends.
Services are filmed and carried on YouTube, premiered at the regular time of service (for Sunday,11.00)
While we miss gathering together for worship, YouTube does deliver two great advantages in that you can watch or re-watch at any time and we can welcome visitors from a’ pairts – indeed worldwide – whether these be our own folk who have moved away or even those who have never heard of the “Fort at the end of a range of hills” (Kirkintilloch).
All are welcome
“At St Mary’s Parish Church, Kirkintilloch, we have around 800 members and a good number of regular visitors.
As well as the Sunday service, there are lots of activities during the week. People of all ages come along to join in, and they aren’t all members of the church. Everyone is very welcome, from tiny to ninety.
We hope you find your visit here useful, and feel encouraged to return to the future. Although we are happy to have you visit on the web with us, we’d be more than pleased to welcome you in person at one of our Sunday services”
Sunday Worship is at 11am
Services are held in the Church every Sunday at 11.00 a.m.
Young Church join us for the first part of the service before going to the Church Halls to continue their worship and learning. Creche facilities are also available.
On various occasions during the year, such as Harvest, a family service is held, at which children are encouraged to sit with their families throughout. These services are intimated in advance and every effort is made to involve the whole age range of the Church family.
are warmly invited to sign the visitors’ book in the vestibule at the close of the service and also to pick up a welcome leaflet
An induction loop hearing system is installed in the church. To make use of this facility please witch hearing aids to the ‘T’ position.
Visitors with small children are welcome to make use of the crèche during the service. Please ask any of those in attendance at the door for directions
Tea/Coffee and Biscuits …
are served in the large hall immediately after close of Service. Please come and join us for a social chat with fellow worshippers
All are Welcome