Church Re-opening Information
We are now in the process of planning the way forward, for when we receive clearance from the Scottish Government to be able to reopen.
We will only reopen when it is felt safe to do so, and we will move forward slowly and carefully.
Rather than open for private prayer, I would rather work towards making the church ready, for when we restart Sunday Mass.
Mass will be considerably different from what we know.
Because of social distancing (at present 2mtrs) we will only be able to accommodate approx 30 people at each Mass. We will introduce a booking system in due course, for seats to be reserved. Face coverings must be worn by all over the age of 5.
There will be no hymn singing, some Mass prayers will be omitted and Mass will take half an hour.
A one way system will be in operation, entering as normal and exiting by the side door. Communion will be distributed as you leave church.
Hand sanitisers will be available at entry and exit points and at toilet (which will be for emergencies only) + sanitising wipes for the user to wipe all surfaces they have touched.
After each Mass, the church will need to be cleaned and sanitised, so please consider volunteering to clean and also stewarding. Please give me a phone on 01738 626979.
Things are ever changing and when more details are available I will post them on the parish website.
Whether you are a longstanding member of the parish or have newly arrived or are simply a visitor to the area, I am delighted to welcome you. I should also like to let you know about the life and work of our parish, and the possibilities there are for you to join with us in our parish community.
This website is designed as a guide to the parish and to the many groups that are part of its mission. You and your family are encouraged to take part in whatever activity appeals to you and gives you the chance to put your talents at the service of others. The Church community can only succeed with the enthusiasm and energy of those who belong.
You can use this site to find out about the church and all upcoming events. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.
Father Colin Golden