(updated September 2021)
We follow all guidance from the Scottish Government and from the Church of Scotland.
With many restrictions having been removed we have moved to having a single Sunday morning service which of our congregation can attend and our buildings are open for organisations to resume activities. Each organisation has to meet its own specific restrictions and not all organisations and groups will resume at the same time. Additionally, many of those which resume will have to operate under a range of restrictions. We will endeavour to keep information on our web pages up-to-date, but please do make contact with the leaders of organisations and groups to ascertain the specific circumstances or limitations regarding meetings and activities.
For details of church services please look at our News and Intimations page.
Whilst this website will endeavour to have up-to-date information regarding groups and organisations
meeting in our premises, if possible, please check with the relevant organisation regarding
their specific arrangements for meeting.
ACCESS TO BUILDINGS AND COVID 19
We follow the guidance issued by the Scottish Government and advice issued by the Church of Scotland regarding the use of our church buildings. This includes following the requirements and guidance realted to cleaning, social distancing, availability of sanitiser, the provision of PPE, etc.. In order to open our churches we were required to demonstrate to the Presbytery of Glasgow that we had taken appropriate measures and had procedures to ensure the safety of all people entering our buildings.
SUNDAY WORSHIP AND COVID-19
In order to comply with Covid-19 guidance services will be rather different from that to which we have been accustomed. There will be a "New Normal".
Covid guidance permits a specified maximum number of people in the building at any time.
This number is displayed on notices throughout our buildings.
Those attending will sit in accordance with the current Social Distancing rules.
Everyone in the congregation must wear a face-covering.
There are presently no restriction on hymn singing - but masks must be worn while singing.
We know some people are very keen to return to Sunday worship. We know that others have concerns about being indoors with a significant number of other people and would be inclined to stay away. We fully appreciate these concerns and fully support your personal decisions. The service in Netherlee Church are live-streamed on the internet and also available on YouTube. The services in Stamperland are available as audio recordings. If you decide not to attend in person, you can still participate virtually.
The following information may help you decide what is best for you.
If you are unwell please do not attend church.
If you are shielding, isolating or vulnerable, please consider the risks associated with attending church.
Entry to and Exit from the buildings is being managed so that there is minimal opportunity for worshippers to cross paths. Please read the signs and follow the guidance of the Duty Team. Step-free access is available to both our sanctuaries.
A member of the Duty Team will ask for your name and telephone number – to be used only if required for Test and Protect purposes by Health Protection Scotland.
You must wear a face covering - so please bring one with you. (We will have masks available should you forget to bring yours.)
We have hand sanitiser stations throughout the building - please sanitise your hands before you go into the sanctuary.
The offering will not be collected during the service, but places for you to leave offerings and donations as you enter and exit will be signposted.
Any coats, umbrellas etc should be taken with you into the sanctuary.
At the end of the service you will be guided by the Minister and Duty Team on how to exit the building – please disperse promptly outside the building so there is no risk of crowding at the exits or on the pavements outside the building.
PASTORAL CARE and COVID-19
The impact of the Coronavirus makes undertaking some forms of pastoral care rather difficult, particularly face-to-face visits whether at home, care home or hospital. Please, therefore, do be aware that fewer visits than normal will be possible.
Our minister, Rev Scott Blythe, is happy to be contacted by phone, text or e-mail.
Many, if not most, pastoral care issues may have to be handled by phone and text.
Scott's landline number is 0141 533 7147.
His mobile phone number is 07504 692 046.
His e-mail is SBlythe@churchofscotland.org.uk
You can also contact our Pastoral Care Assistant, Marie Wilson.
Marie's mobile phone number is 07399 246 935.
Her e-mail address is Marie.Wilson@churchofscotland.org.uk