Re-opening Cruden Parish Church

For where two or three gather in my name, there are I with them.    Matthew 18:20

The Scottish Government have now granted permission for churches to open for worship under strict conditions and the Church of Scotland have issued guidance to congregations which need to be followed.

  • The necessary risk assessments have been successfully completed and permission received from Presbytery to open the church.
  • The Session have agreed that we will meet for Sunday worship at 10.00am on 13 September and every Sunday thereafter.
  • The church will be cleaned midweek and again on Sunday mornings prior to worship with antiviral and antibacterial cleaning solutions.
  • Seating in the church is limited to 30 due to the social distancing requirements.
  • Members are asked to reserve seating by contacting Robert Esson either by phone on 01779 813049 or by email at before 7.00pm on the Saturday evening prior to the service.
  • Hand sanitisers will be available at both church doors for worshipers to use.
  • It is planned to enter through the Welcome area and exit via the Vestry door
  • The wearing of a face covering in the church is mandatory
  • The seats in the church were worshipers can sit are clearly marked and a member of the welcoming team will advise where to sit
  • There are a few areas in the church where two people from the same household can sit.
  • Worshipers will be required to complete an attendance slip, which will be at their seats, to comply with Trace and Protect regulations. These will be collected at the end of the service and sealed in an envelope.
  • Please try to maintain social distancing at all times.
  • Stephen Calder will be present to play the organ before, during and after the service. Singing is however not allowed.
  • The service will be broadcast live on the church Facebook page.
  • We request that all worshipers comply with the above requirements which at the time of writing are either current regulations or best practice as advised by the Church of Scotland. These regulations will change to reflect any changes issued by the Government and or the Church of Scotland.

7 September 2020