Coming To Church

Everything you need to know about joining in with our services

Coming to Church in person

If you are planning to come to church in person, we will be delighted to welcome you.

You will find that we have taken great care in ensuring that we offer both a safe and welcoming environment. Keeping ourselves healthy is a shared responsibility and we therefore ask that you come with the following points in mind.


Arrival

  • Please arrive as a household 15-20 minutes before the service and queue, observing 2m social distancing.
  • Entry will be through the South Door only (on the roadside of the church).
  • Please use hand sanitiser on entry (please bring your own if at all possible).
  • A one-way system is in place inside the church building.
  • Please take your seats promptly and sit as a household as directed by the welcome team.
  • Once seated, please do not move around the church building.

During

  • A limited number of service sheets will be available although, during the service, everything you need will appear on the screen. You may, however, like to access the service sheet on your smart device or print it at home.
  • There will be no singing allowed so, during songs, please quietly reflect on the words being sung and shown on the screen.
  • You will need to bring your own Bible with you as the pew Bibles will not be available for use.
  • Face coverings should be worn. Please come prepared to wear one while in the church building.
  • There will be limited toilet provision and as such they should be reserved for essential use only.

After

  • Please exit the building promptly at the end of the service using the south door. This is the same door as that used for entry, but congestion will be mitigated by following the one-way system as you exit.
  • When you leave, please move clear of the building without delay.
  • Once you leave the building, please continue to follow government social distancing advice and avoid raising your voice.

Coming to church online

Coming to church in person may not be possible for everyone and you might prefer to join in online. Most services are available via Zoom and the links for logging in to each service are made available on the relevant event page.


The best way to use Zoom is by downloading the dedicated app from your particular app store. Following the link without having downloaded the app beforehand will lead to an opportunity to download it should you wish. If you have already downloaded the app, clicking on the access link will prompt you to open the app instead of using a browser.


Many services don't require a password but use a waiting room instead. You will normally be given access after a short pause.


If you would like to know more about how to use Zoom, you may find this help page useful.

Coming To church on the Telephone

For those without access to the internet, you can also join in by telephone. The meeting ID and password (if needed) can be acquired by telephoning the office in advance of the service.


There are a few telephone numbers from which you may choose:


0131 460 1196

0203 481 5237

0203 481 5240

0208 080 6591

0208 080 6592

0330 088 5830           


Please note that your telephone provider may well charge you for this call.