Sunday 27th September 2020

We are once again holding our 11am in the church and it is lovely to have worship again with members of our congregation. Even if we weren't allowed to sing! 

 

We continue to hold a weekly Zoom service which is at the new time of 6:30pm.

 

An audio recording of both services will be available later in the day. 

 

If you would like details of how to book a place at our morning service for next week, or would like to join our Zoom mailing list, please visit the Contact Us page.

  

Today (27th September) there are the following programmes on TV.

12noon - On BBC Scotland - A religious service from New Laigh Kirk, Kilmarnock.

1:15pm - On BBC 1 - Songs of Praise presented by Claire McCollum.

Daily Readings
 
Monday 28th September: Matthew 21: 1 - 11
Tuesday 29th September : Matthew 21 : 12 - 17
Wednesday 30th September : Matthew 21 : 18 - 22
Thursday 1st October : Matthew 21 : 23 - 27
Friday 2nd October : Matthew 21 : 28 - 32
Saturday 3rd October : Matthew 21 : 33 - 46

Sunday 20th September 2020

Today is the day we have been waiting for! After 26 weeks out of the church we are finally back in our church building.

We held our 11am service in the church and it was lovely to have worship again with members of our congregation. Even if we weren't allowed to sing! 

For those unable to join us this morning the audio recording of this morning's service can be listened to by clicking HERE.

 

We continue to hold a weekly Zoom service which is at the new time of 6:30pm.

For those unable to join our Zoom service this evening the audio recoding of this service can be listened to by clicking HERE.

 

To view the Order of Service please click HERE.

 

If you would like details of how to book a place at our morning service for next week, or would like to join our Zoom mailing list, please visit the Contact Us page.

  

Today (20th September) there was the following programme which you should still be able to view on BBC iPlayer.

1:15pm - On BBC 1 there was Songs of Praise presented by Rev Kate Bottley.

Sunday 13th September 2020

Thank you to everyone who joined us in worship this morning - it is lovely to see lots of faces each week. If you were unable to join us, or would like to listen to the service again, you can listen to the audio recording of the service by clicking HERE

To view the Order of Service click HERE.

If you would like to join our Zoom mailing list to receive details for future Zoom services, or if you have not yet joined us and would like to find out more, please visit the Contact Us page.

 

MoragAnne Elder from Tayport Church is posting a weekly, pre-recorded service on youtube which can be viewed via their website http://www.tayportparishchurch.co.uk/

 

Today (13th September) there were the following programmes which you should still be able to view on BBC iPlayer.

12noon - On BBC Scotland there was a religious service from Glasgow Cathedral.

1:15pm - On BBC 1 there was Songs of Praise presented by Aled Jones.

Sunday 6th September 2020

Thanks to everyone who joined us this morning for worship. If you were unable to join us, or would like to listen to the service again, the audio recording of the service can be listened to by clicking HERE

To view the Order of Service click HERE.

If you would like to join our Zoom mailing list to receive details for future Zoom services, or if you have not yet joined us and would like to find out more, please visit the Contact Us page.

 

MoragAnne Elder from Tayport Church is posting a weekly, pre-recorded service on youtube which can be viewed via their website http://www.tayportparishchurch.co.uk/

 

Today (6th September) there was the following programme on BBC 1 which you should still get on BBC iPlayer.

1:15pm - Songs of Praise presented by Clare McCollum.


 

Statement on re-opening the church buildings

26th July 2020

Whilst the Scottish Government has now given permission for places of worship to reopen, our church leadership has concluded that it is not currently practical to do so whilst so many other restrictions remain in place.

  • We could only accommodate a much-reduced number within the church building
  • We would not be allowed to sing, which is an important part of our worship services.
  • Face coverings would be required at all times within the building.
  • We would require to implement strict hand-washing and sanitisation measures for everyone as they enter and leave the church building.
  • All areas of the building that are used (pews, doors, etc.) would need to be cleaned before and after each service.
  • We would have to record contact details for everyone attending which could cause GDPR problems.

The restriction on numbers would leave us in the difficult position of having to turn people away or ask them not to attend, which seems inappropriate at this stage.

The logistics of getting people in and out of the buildings safely whilst maintaining social distancing are also challenging. Above all our concern for your safety has led us to conclude that it is not currently practical for us to reopen.

Whilst the current arrangements are not ideal, they do mean that everyone has access to online services in their own homes each Sunday. We hold a service via Zoom each Sunday morning at 11am; if you are not on our mailing list to receive details of how to access these services please send us a message through the Contact Us page.

With the relaxing of lockdown regulations, you are now able to invite others into your homes and we would encourage you to consider resuming fellowship by inviting others to watch the services with you.

Our Kirk House Complex remains closed meantime and we anticipate that this will re-open soon after the church building itself has opened.

Plans are well underway for manna to re-open in early August. Please check their Facebook page and notices in manna’s windows for up to date announcements.

The Kirk Session are keeping the situation under review and will issue updates when appropriate.

Until we are able to meet again, if there is anything the church can do to help please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

For updates on the services etc we are offering please click HERE

 

Further updates will be posted here and on the Church Facebook Page

The latest updates from the Church of Scotland can be viewed here.

 

"Trust in Him at all times." Psalm 62 verse 8

Community Leaflet Support

Here is a copy of the leaflet that has been delivered to houses in Newport and Wormit. It contains information and phone numbers which may be of help during the coming weeks.

** Please note the phone number for the shopping service has changed to 07398969470. **

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