From August 9th 2021, new guidelines for places of worship have been published by the Scottish Government. This means we are now able to even more inside the church.
There is no longer a maximum capacity for attendance, other than those who can physically fit in the building. In practical terms for St James’, this is about 85 people. Whilst social distancing is no longer mandatory, we should maintain appropriate distancing inside the building where possible. Physical contact with people from outside your household should be avoided.
Unless you are exempt, you must wear a face covering at all times inside the church except to consume the consecrated wafer as part of the Communion or when consuming refreshments after the service.
Singing is allowed, but face coverings must remain in place while singing.
As much as possible, people are asked to follow the one-way system in the church
25th September 2021
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Said Service of Eucharist
Service of Sung Eucharist
The Order of Service is available here
Readings sheet with notices is available here
If you are unable to join us in church and would prefer to join in online,
Please use this link to join this service online.
If you or someone you know would like a copy of a recording of this service either on a CD or a data stick, please contact the Rector. The recordings are available in both video and audio only format.
Said Service of Eucharist
In the Church
To reduce administration, service sheets for this service will no longer be produced.
Recordings of the services are made for some of our housebound members.
To use your computer for to join our services:
A few minutes before the service starts, open the link to ZOOM (here) in your Internet browser. You will then be asked to download and install the ZOOM application*. The actual method will depend on your system but please follow the instructions on screen to allow the application to install. When the ZOOM application appears on screen click “Join with Computer Audio” or “Call using internet audio” and you will be connected to the service with audio and video. To leave the call click on “Leave Meeting” at the bottom right hand corner of the ZOOM application or click on the “X” at the top right of the application window.
* If you have already downloaded and installed the application, you won’t need to do it again. Just click on the link.
How much does it cost?
Using Zoom this way is essentially browsing the internet and will be covered by your agreement with your Internet Service Provider. If you still have a restricted package, be aware that this will use a lot of data, for which your provider may charge. Most people will have an inclusive internet package, and there shouldn’t be a cost. If you are using mobile data, your phone company charges will apply, and these charges could be expensive. Please refer to your service provider for details if you’re in any doubt.