Like every Church in Scotland and across the United Kingdom, we have been
allowed only a very partial and strictly conditional reopening and, accordingly,
“Church” will be a little different for the remainder of this time of emergency.
As we are not yet allowed to use our gallery in New Monkland our numbers
there are severely restricted due to the Social Distancing measures we have had
to introduce. We can only accommodate forty-four (44) worshipping souls at
present. At Greengairs we will be allowed twenty-five (25) socially distanced
We are not, as yet, allowed to sing hymns of praise or recite the Creeds.
The wearing of face-coverings in Church is now mandatory under the law.
When you enter both Kirks you will notice that we are required to follow a
“one way system”.
We are also legally obliged, for your continued wellbeing, to maintain a
Test and Protect Register in which we must record your name and contact
Please cleanse your hands at one of our many “Sanitation Stations”.
Our Duty Teams will be on hand to assist and advise you in any and every way
We most dearly pray and plead for your understanding, patience, grace,
tolerance and forgiveness as we begin our “new normal” together.
We have not introduced a “booking system” on Reopening Day, though we
may have to consider such a mechanism should the need arise.
Therefore, if, due to social distancing protocols, we are unable to
accommodate you on any given Sunday morning as we begin to negotiate
this new and challenging future please accept my pre-emptive deep and
sincere apologies. But your safety and wellbeing, and our very necessary
compliance with the law of the land for the benefit of all, is our top priority.
There is a short video to show you what to expect here. With Every Blessing
Rev. Bill Jackson