After taking advice from the Public Questions, Religion & Morals Committee, the Deacons’ Court wish to intimate the following to the congregation:
All public Worship Services will continue as scheduled at present. We will move the mid-week prayer meeting from the hall into the church, to allow for greater physical distance. Congregants are encouraged to sit well spaced out where possible.
Those considered as belonging to vulnerable groups (over 70s, underlying health issues, etc) are strongly advised to consider current government and NHS advice to remain at home, away from public worship for the present time.
Those who are isolating themselves will be contacted regularly by the minister to provide ongoing pastoral and practical care.
Those unable to attend services are encouraged to make use of the live-streaming facilities of the congregation. It is hoped to be able to add live-streaming of mid week meetings shortly.
A day of Humiliation and Prayer has been called for Lord’s Day 29th March 2020, across the denomination. If you have any concerns relating to any of these matters, please do contact an elder or the minister. This advice is regularly under review, and is likely to be updated as the spread of the virus develops.