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Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

More than two million people have fled their homes to escape the conflict in Ukraine.
Heavy fighting, shelling and air strikes across the country have had devastating consequences for ordinary people. Homes have been destroyed. Families have been separated. Lives have been lost.

To donate, please go to www.dec.org.uk

COVID-19 Guidelines (from 04/04/22)

The Scottish Government and Church of Scotland have lifted their regulations in relation to COVID-19 in places of worship. Wearing of a face covering in a place of worship is no longer a legal requirement, but encouraged, to help protect the most vulnerable and ease the burden on the NHS.

The virus remains extremely transmissible and therefore following an update of our COVID-19 risk assessment, we are continuing with the following responsible precautions:
The responsibility is on individuals who need to consider how much risk they want to take. We encourage all people to worship so please respect others’ wishes, if they make it known that they need a little more space.

  1. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND CHURCH IF YOU OR ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS: DRY COUGH; FEVER; LOSS OF TASTE or SMELL; SHORTNESS OF BREATH; FEELING TIRED/EXHAUSTED; ACHING BODY; HEADACHE; SORE THROAT; BLOCKED/RUNNY NOSE; LOSS OF APPETITE; DIARRHOEA; FEELING/BEING SICK.
  2. Whilst social distancing is no longer required, for those who prefer to keep their distance, we have maintained two areas (North and South Transepts) in the Church where social distancing remains. Please sit at a green ‘sit here’ sign.
  3. Face masks are no longer required inside places of worship, however, please still wear a face covering if you prefer.
  4. All people to maintain good hand hygiene practices - apply hand sanitiser on entry to and exit from the Church buildings.
  5. To reduce cross contact transmission risk, hymn books, bibles and/or mission praise will be provided for you to collect at the entrance to the Church. These should be left on the pews/chairs at end of service to be removed and quarantined for at least 72 hours.
  6. The door duty team will continue to steward and open/close doors and support parishioners. Stewards fully open all Church doors at end of service for ventilation.
  7. Enhanced cleaning of all touch points (internal and external) will be undertaken in line with Health Protection Scotland guidance.
  8. For those wishing to donate offerings, it is strongly encouraged that you donate to St Nicholas Church via https://cos.churchofscotland.org.uk/donate/. A collection box and plate are also available for freewill offering.

Scottish Government Guidance for Places of Worship

This is regularly updated and can be seen at Coronavirus (COVID-19): safe use of places of worship - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

 

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Church Services

Services begin at 11.00am each Sunday.

Church News

Please go to the Church News webpage for news of St Nicholas and our congregation.

Service Recordings

The church services are recorded and made available on YouTube each Sunday afternoon.

Please choose the service you wish to view by using the "Church Services" button.

Please Note: Due to holidays, there will be no recording for Sunday 10th July.


Safeguarding

Safeguarding is about preventing harm and abuse and making a timely and appropriate response if it occurs.
Harm or abuse of children and adults at risk can happen anywhere – even in church communities. We have a duty to Ensure a Safe Church for All. This means protecting children and "adults at risk".

For further information please go to the safeguarding area of the Church of Scotland's website.

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