Worshipping at All Saints

From 2nd May there will be two options for how to worship at our 10.30am Sunday service.   You can either attend in person at All Saints or join the live streaming via zoom. Until then you can only worship via zoom.

Please note that the zoom meeting number has changed for Sunday mornings to 811 6676 4175, the password is Genesis.

If you plan on attending church in person, even if you have previously attended in the past year, please read the information below.  There are some changes from when we last held in person worship.

The vestry are keen to make worship as safe as possible, both for the safety of all those attending but also to instil confidence that the church is a safe place to be.  A place where all those present take the safety of all others seriously, and even the most vulnerable and most cautious feel relaxed and welcome.  To achieve this it is important that we adhere to the highest standard of safety and follow the guidelines that the Scottish Episcopal Church and Scottish Government require of us. 

The following conditions allow us to worship in person.  You are requested to respect them and the safety of others and not compromise these requirements even if you personally feel you do not require them.

  • Please be seated by 10:25am.
  • Masks are compulsory within the buildings.
  • You must maintain 2 meters from all other household bubbles, both inside the building and in the church grounds.
  • You will be requested to use the hand sanitizers upon entry and when leaving either the church or the halls. Also before and after receiving communion.
  • Households of 1 and 2 people are no longer require to pre-book.
  • Households larger than 2 individuals must pre-book if they wish to sit together.  To pre-book please contact the Rector by noon on the Saturday prior to the service you wish to attend.  You can still attend should you forget to pre-book but you will not be able to be seated together.
  • Please be aware there may be rare times when you may not be able to sit with other members of your household group.
  • The door behind the organ and the front door will remain open during the service to provide the required ventilation. Please dress accordingly, you may wish to bring a blanket for your lap.
  • Communion will be in one kind only and will be brought to you in your seat.
  • Once seated you are requested not to move until directly to leave by the stewards.
  • You can not change your seat once seated, as no one else is permitted to sit in the seat you have vacated.
  • You may stand, if you wish, for the Gloria, Gospel and Creed.
  • There will be no singing.
  • Toilets are available for emergency use onlyplease read paragraph below for full details.
  • Entrance to the halls is for the use of toilets only.
  • There will be no coffee/tea after the service.
  • The car park in the church grounds is not currently available.
  • Please do not bring any items not needed for the service to church with you.
  • The umbrella stand and coat hooks are not currently available for use, please take any such items to your seat with you.
  • On your first visit a liturgy book will be available for you.  The booklet contains the Eucharistic service at the front with A Service of the Word to the rear.  One of either of these two services will be used for the foreseeable future.  This liturgy booklet will be your personal copy of the services and you are requested to take the liturgy book home with you and bring with you on your return visits.  The liturgy booklet is also available as a pdf below and can be brought in electronic form if you prefer.

We are limited to the number which we can have within the building. There is a Scottish Government limit of 50 for worship, however All Saints is not large enough to accommodate that number of people and still maintain safe procedures, maximum capacity will be in the low 40’s (Depending on how many are in the readers household.).  However the size of households will impact on that number and capacity is more likely to be low 30’s.  Children are included in any numbers and are welcome to attend.  If we are at capacity when you arrive, we are regretfully legally bound to decline your admittance. Should this happen, we will reserve a seat for you for the following Sunday. 

While when we opened last year there were no toilet facilities we are aware that for some this was a bar to them contemplating returning to church.  It is not however feasible to have our toilets open to the extent they were previously, therefore for now they are being made available for emergency use only.  There will be a steward who will be responsible for the toilets, please follow their direction should you wish to use them. This will allow for a maximum of 4 individuals to use the toilets on a Sunday morning, please bear this in mind when coming to church. 

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