CROSSREACH - ITS CHRISTMASTIME! (WELL ALMOST)

CROSSREACH (the social outreach division of Church of Scotland) has produced a tremendous catalogue of Christmas cards and calendars for 2020. You can view and order these at http://www.shop.crossreach.org.uk OR we have a few catalogues available:

Ask Ivor (Session Clerk) or Howard (Newsletter Editor) for more information.
 

PASTORAL CARE

As we head towards Autumn, we were hoping that we were beginning to leave Covid-19 a little way behind us. However, as with a great deal of the things in life, we may have moved a few steps forward, but sadly also seem to have taken a step or two backwards as well.

Andrew and I were lucky enough to have a few days break in Crieff last week with friends and as always Perthshire was looking glorious, the majesty of the hills reminding us that we are indeed very small, but that we are supported and loved at all times by the
Creator of that majesty. Another of his wonderful creations, the feisty little robin reminds us also that though times can be dark and difficult, it is still possible to find the power to sing!

Please remember that any needs, large or small, can be directed to any of us on the Pastoral Care team, in the first instance by ringing me.

Irene Robertson
 

Kirkcudbright Parish Church

At the heart of Kirkcudbright, having Kirkcudbright at heart!

Welcome!

Kirkcudbright Parish Church is a congregation of the Church of Scotland - we are men and women and young people who meet together for worship, fellowship and service in the name of Jesus Christ.

Our activities and services are open to all - regardless of age, denomination, or sexual orientation. Whether you are a committed Christian or uncertain about what you believe, we would love to meet you and accompany you on your journey of faith.

We hope you will find useful information on these pages and if you'd like further information - please get in touch - the details are on the 'Contacts' page.

 

Important - Covid-19 Update

Kirk Session have decided to recommence Sunday Services at the church. The first service will be on Sunday 23rd August at 10.00am and will continue weekly at that time for the immediate future. The Church of Scotland has produced detailed guidelines on how services can be conducted as safely as possible under current circumstances, and we draw your attention to the points made below, to both reassure and encourage you, should you wish to attend:-

  1. You should enter the church by the usual door at the front of the church and follow the one-way system in operation.
  2. The congregation will be required to wear face covering at all times when in the church.
  3. All members of the congregation will be required to leave their name and a contact phone number when arriving.
  4. You will be required to keep two meters from the minister, welcome team and other worshippers.
  5. You will be asked to sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the building and should touch as few surfaces as possible.
  6. While music will be played, singing will not be permitted. Hymn books will not be required or available.
  7. The balcony cannot be used.
  8. Online giving is preferred but there will be a collection plate on leaving the building.
  9. Pew bibles will not be available so you should bring a bible with you if you wish.
  10. Tea and coffee will not be served after the service.
  11. Toilets are not available.
  12. If you need to leave the building before the end of the service, you should do so by the by the nearest door.
  13. At the end of the service you should leave using the one-way system, sanitise your hands on the way out and wash your hands when you get home.

There is a maximum of 50 allowed for the service. While large numbers are not expected, if you wish to pre-book a seat please do so by contacting the session clerk.

Please consider your own health and condition. If you are considered vulnerable you may wish to delay returning to church till a later date. There are many factors that may make you “vulnerable” including being 70 or over, having a chronic respiratory disease or diabetes. (See C. of S. Guidelines, Appendix 4 if in doubt)

However, we are still holding live Online Services at 11.30am each Sunday morning.

Friends of our church should enquire for details at meetonline@kirkcudbrightchurchofscotland.uk

During the Covid-19 crisis we have welcomed our new Minister, Rev James Gatherer, who is now living and working in our community.  In addition to what appears in these pages, more news from him may be found on his own website at http://www.where2or3.co.uk