Re-opening the Church and Church Centre

We are sorry to say that Fairmilehead Parish Church and the Church Centre are currently closed in line with the Scottish Government's Enhanced Level 4 restrictions.  We so look forward to welcoming our congregations and hall users back when permitted. 

When the restrictions allow you to book a hall, please contact Carole, our Church Centre Co-ordinator to discuss.  We need to work together to keep you, our staff and all the other hall users safe.  We will require to see a copy of your own Risk Assessment, up to date insurance documents and will ask you to sign a Rights and Responsibility form regarding yours, and our, responsibilities for cleaning, entrance/exit of the building and managing your classes/activities.  Your Risk Assessment must be specific to the requirements of the Church of Scotland and Fairmilehead Parish Church.  

Everyone over 5 years of age will have to wear a face covering whilst in the communal areas (of the Church Centre), the Sanctuary and must adhere to social distancing guidelines, sanitise hands entering and leaving the building and leave their name and contact details for Test and Protect.   The windows will be open in the halls, you might want to bring some extra warm clothing to wear.  It is essential that the halls are well ventilated.

Children's parties are not yet permitted.

Once we are permitted to reopen the Sanctuary for worship you will be asked to pre book as numbers are restricted due to social distancing guidelines.

Please note the following:

  • Entry to the Church will be through the front door.  Please stand on the socially distanced markers until called forward to enter
  • Exit will be by the Side Door, and then the Fire Exit
  • It is likely the church car park will be partially closed, apart from the two disabled parking spaces
  • The entrance through the foyer will be for disabled entry only (advance notice will be helpful)
  • On entry, you will be wearing a face covering (some disposable ones will be available), you will sanitise your hands and sign in your attendance for Trace and Protect
  • There will be no singing, the hymn books and Bibles have been removed - please do not bring your own with you
  • It is unlikely that the Young Church will be meeting just now but children are welcome to come and sit with their parents
  • There will be one toilet (preferably only in an emergency) available in the Ladies and Gents, remember to wash your hands thoroughly! 
  • Please don't go anywhere else in the Church Centre.  It is out of bounds
  • There will be no tea and coffee available after service
  • Please consider whether or not you should come to Church if you are shielding, are in a 'vulnerable' group or have an underlying health condition
  • You MUST NOT ATTEND if you suspect you might have Covid-19 symptoms, are self isolating or living with someone who is displaying symptoms of Covid-19 or are not well
  • And, after the service, we ask that you don't  gather together in groups to chat, but leave the church grounds quickly

This page will be updated when more information is available.

Pamela Black, Session Clerk 

October, 2020