Church closed? Not at all!
The Church continues to be alive and active, but our building must be closed most of the time.
Scotland is seeing an increasing number of people falling sick with COVID-19 during this second wave of the pandemic. We must physically distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives. Therefore, our building is now closed except for Sunday worship.
Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but mostly away from the building. The work of prayer will continue inside the church as the Rector will continue to pray inside on his own.
For details on how to join out conference call worship, please see our Online Church page
This closure is about protecting each other, and it is to fulfil that most fundamental of Gospel commands:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul,
with all your mind
and with all your strength…
Love your neighbour as yourself.
There is no commandment greater than these.”
To limit the spread of the virus and to protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips.
One really sad thing about closing our building is that the Foodbank donation point there is closed until the health crisis has passed.
But it is even more important than ever to support the Foodbank during this crisis, so the Rector and Vestey encourage all to make financial donations directly to the Foodbank
If you wish to donate to the Gate Foodbank in Alloa which serves all of Clackmannanshire, you can do so by cheque made payable to “The Gate Charity” posted to their address:
Make it clear that your donation is for the Foodbank, as The Gate run a number of different projects.
You can also donate by Internet/phone Banking or by setting up a standing order.
Contact Marie Brownhill, the Centre Manager for details on how to do this.
Phone 01259 218766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay safe, and uphold one another in prayer
Fr Chris Lowdon