COVID–19

The Church and Halls remain closed meantime
apart from worship on Sunday morning

Our main act of worship will be on Sunday morning at 10.30am.
We invite you to join us online every Sunday at 10.30am and to invite others.

However, In line with Scottish Government and Church of Scotland guidance, we can also gather for in-person worship at 10.30am under special conditions to keep everyone safe.

How to book a place for Sunday mornings

The Government has set a cap of 50 for the total number of people allowed in the church at one time, including those conducting the service and the stewards.
Here is what you need to do to reserve one of the limited number of seats in the church for Sunday morning worship.

  • Please book by email at bookgreenbank@gmail.com or telephone 0771 883 6683.
  • Booking will be open from 2pm on the previous Sunday. It will close at 5pm on the Friday evening, or earlier if all the places are taken.
  • If you don’t get a place on a particular Sunday, you’ll be offered one for the following Sunday.
  • At the time of booking, please provide your name and phone number (or email address) and the names of up to two other people coming with you from your household. We need this information for the Scottish Government's Test and Protect system.
  • The church will be marked out to accommodate single attenders, and household groups of up to 3 sitting together. The 2 and 3 person seating areas are limited, and you may be offered single seats apart from each other if the 2s and 3s are already allocated when you book. All seating areas will be 2 metres distant from other individuals or household groups.
  • Entry to the service will not be possible unless you have reserved a place. Please do not turn up without having booked!

 

Here is some more information about what you will find when you arrive

  • The Church will be open from 10.10am.
  • Please wait on the marked spots outside the church until a steward invites you in.
  • You will be asked to apply hand sanitiser and wear a face covering, to maximise the protection of other people.
  • You will be shown to a specific seat.
  • The church will be marked out in a way that allows family groups of up to 3 to sit together but be 2 metres distant from other individuals or groups.
  • There can be no live singing, but the hymns recorded for the livestream will also be played in the church.
  • When Communion is being celebrated, please bring your own bread and wine/juice, along with something to drink from.
  • Toilets will be available.
  • At the end of the service, please wait to be directed about how to leave the church.
  • There will be a retiring collection plate at the door as you leave, but you can also give by bank transfer, use the donate button on the website, or write a cheque and send to the treasurer via the church office.

 

We’re looking forward to welcoming you online and in-person!

Greenbank Church will continue to follow all advice from the Government and Church of Scotland

Martin Ritchie
Minister at Greenbank Parish Church, Edinburgh
07984 466 855


Printer Printable Version