The Kirk Session met last night and agreed that we would seek to return to public worship next month. This very much depends on the situation regarding the Aberdeen lockdown and so these dates could be changed and the return to worship delayed.
Assuming it is possible, we agreed that our first service back will take place on Thursday September 10th at 10.30 am, with another week day service taking place on Thursday September 17th at the same time. We will then switch to Sunday worship every week, with the first service taking place on Sunday September 20th at 10.30 am
We estimate that the sanctuary can accommodate 45 people with social distancing measures in place, depending on how many people attend individually or in family groups. In light of this, we will be introducing a pre-registration booking system and details will be released later about how to register in advance.
The worship will be a normal service, other than the fact that there will not be any singing. It will be necessary to wear a face covering and keep 2 metres apart from those who are not in your family group and of course everyone is asked to observe the hand sanitising requirements. The church will be thoroughly cleaned before every service. Young Church will be in operation and all children and young people are welcome to come along.
The online worship services are planned to continue at least until the end of September.