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Church OpeningSt Nicholas pews

St Nicholas is now open each Sunday morning for Private Prayer and Reflection from 10:30am until 12:30pm to allow the regulations regarding social distancing to be observed and that people may have time to come and go as they please, without crowding.
Please refer to the Re-Opening Guidance document regarding physical distancing and hygiene safeguards which have been put in place. We would ask everyone entering the building to please respect the signage and comply with the guidance given.

We plan to begin Sunday services conducted by Rev Fraser Aitken from 23rd August and in order to comply with Scottish Government restrictions these will be carefuilly managed as only 50 may be on our premises at any one time.

That being so, we intend to hold two short services each Sunday morning, to one of which the congregation will be invited as follows.

1st Service: 10.30am until 11.05am open to members in Districts 01 - 27
2nd Service: 11.45am until 12.30pm open to members in Districts 28 - 56 (We respectively ask that you don't arrive for this service before 11.30am. This is to allow for the Church to be cleaned between services).
If you don't know your District number, please telephone your Elder. Do not telephone the church office as it is closed.

Please refer to the Service Guidance document regarding physical distancing and hygiene safeguards which have been put in place. We would ask everyone entering the building to please respect the signage and comply with the guidance given.

 

Freewill Offering Envelopes

The pandemic has highlighted that much of what we took for granted has become something we now either savour or dread. One such issue is the handling of cash.

Pre-covid, each Sunday during the service the Freewill Offering envelopes were collected. That will on longer be possible. You will be able to leave your envelopes, but that means someone will need to handle the envelopes and cash. Not a task that anyone is keen to do.

We strongly recommend that, rather than donate with cash you contribute to the Church using a standing order. Please look at our donation page for details.

Donations

At this time when St Nicholas is closed you may be wondering how to donate.

There are a few methods available which will allow you to donate. Please go to our donations page for details.

 

Christian Aid logo

As you know there can be none of the usual collections for Christian Aid this year. As with all charities, this is going to impact very severely. Anyone wishing to contribute may do so using the donations page on the Christian Aid website or by posting to Christian Aid, 35-41 Lower Marsh LONDON SE1 7RL.

 

Be aware of scams ...

The Coronavirus pandemic which we are all facing brings out the very best in kindness, but unfortunately there are others for whom it is an opportunity to gain our confidence and steal from us in the most callous manner.

There are a number of website which will help you identify possible scams and advise of what to do. A website which is easy to read and understand is Age UK.

We are not trying to alarm you, just asking that you stand back and think before you act to the e-mail or phone call you receive from someone you don't know, or someone coming to your door that you don't know.

Stay safe, stay well and stay alert!