CLICK THE LINK BELOW PAGE FOR CHURCH OPENING INFORMATION
We're dedicating this page to coming events and feedback. As we gradually start reopening the churches, give information on zoom meetings and post feedback from attendees, this is the place to look.
Newest info will be first, but keep scrolling down for more or to check out previous postings.
COME AND JOIN US!!
We hope to be able to welcome you to the service on Sunday 27th at 10.15am at Cranstoun, when Rev Andrew Dick will be leading our service again.
To book and ensure a seat, please follow the link below, and fill in a simple form for track and trace.
If after booking, you need to cancel, please phone Julia Baker 320132 as soon as possible so that we can give your seat to someone else. Leave a message and she will pick it up. We will also phone you if we get fully booked so there is no need to email us.
Take care and keep safe,
Tyne Valley Parish Church Kirk Session.
The door will be open
Sunday 27 September
WE WERE BACK IN CHURCH !!
On a fine sunny morning on Sunday 6th of September, we gathered for our first Covid-19 worship service in Cranstoun Church taken by Revd. Andrew Dick. It was good, in fact, very good, to open the doors and welcome 18 friends to come in! We held a shorter service and it was ‘different’ with songs but no singing! There was laughter, chat from a social distance and we went out with joy in our hearts and everyone felt safe and confident to be there.
Comments afterwards included: “well it was better than I expected”, and “it wasn’t so bad that it would stop me coming again!” and “good job it was a warm morning with the doors open!”.
This service was the start of our journey back to more ‘normal’ services. Restrictions will hopefully ease and we will welcome more and more people in to church.
We’re staying at Cranstoun Church for our next in-door services on 20th and 27th September.
Prior to that we'll have a zoom, online, ‘All Age’ Family Celebration service on the 13th . Look out on website for the link to join that and also to book your seat for a future service in the church.
See you then?
Email YOUR feedback to the webmaster
Welcome, it’s so nice to see you!”
All will be ready at Cranstoun Church for our morning worship service at 10.15am on Sunday 6th September.
PLEASE NOTE: As our hot water system does not comply with COVID 19 regulations as to the temperature of water for washing hands our toilet will be out of action unless in a real emergency; if used we need to clean the facility each time.
Revd. Andrew Dick will lead our service for us. Andrew is our Interim Moderator while our minister, Revd. Dale London, is off sick. Please pray for recovery for Dale and give a’ hearty TVP welcome’ to Andrew!!
As we restart holding regular services in Cranstoun, and then in October, also services in Fala Kirk and Borthwick Church, we are coming to a ‘different’ sort of church but, one that is safe in these Covid-19 times. The number of church members who can come each Sunday will be greatly reduced at the start because of the requirement for social distancing. In Cranstoun we can only have twenty-four people at each service. We hope this will increase as regulations ease and we will let you know as this happens. As only a few can come to church, we are asking you to let us know you want to come. See below.
The church building has been professionally cleaned as well as cleaned and made ready by our own cleaning team. It will be safe and ready to welcome you back.
You will have to bring and wear a face mask – that is essential. However, if you cannot wear a face mask or face covering for some good reason, please explain that when you come to church. Keeping each other safe will also mean we cannot sing out loud. But, we will sing in our hearts, and bring loads of loving fellowship to each other! There will be hand sanitising, staying 2 metres apart, no hugs or handshakes and, sorry, no chats over a cup of coffee or tea at the end of the service!
As we do our best at the beginning, we will learn to make services easier and better. We are starting back on a journey to a fuller, richer church, looking forward to much easier times ahead!
You will be asked to give us some contact details for the NHS Scotland Test and Protect strategy. These will be held by us for 21 days and then destroyed. If, however, an infection is found, then these contact details will be passed on to the Church of Scotland Data Protection Officer and then to the NHS so you can be protected. By giving TVP your contact details you’re agreeing to let us do that.
“Welcome back, it’s good to see you!” – Stewards and an Usher will help you when you arrive at church. So, no worries, just let us know you are coming and we will help you feel welcome to our services of praise and prayer. Hallelujah!
As we know Scottish Government advice and regulations can change quickly. So, please keep an eye on the this website or you may get another email if you’re on our contact list, to keep you up-to-date with news!
Sunday 13th Sept. will be a zoom Family Celebration, and on 20th and 27th Sept. we will hold Sunday morning services again in Cranstoun Church. See you there?
From:- Tyne Valley Parish Church Kirk Session
Rev Andrew Dick
You are giving your personal data to the Trustees of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland as the Data Controller’
Your personal data will be retained for up to 28 days and then will be disposed – we can do this after 21 days.’
REGISTRATION - click the link to register now.
By registering we are receiving:- ‘YOUR EXPLICIT CONSENT AS THE INDIVIDUAL AT THE TIME OF BOOKING to hold your personal data for up to 21 days and not after 28 days.
PLEASE NOTE: As our hot water system does not comply with COVID 19 regulations as to the temperature of water for washing hands, our toilet will be out of action unless in a real emergency. If used we need to clean the facility each time.
1. Please don’t come to church if you are feeling unwell.
2. We ask you to stay TWO metres apart both outside and inside
3. Pleased wear your face mask or face covering inside church – if you cannot wear a mask or other covering for good reason – please explain that when you arrive.
4. No physical contact – hugs, handshakes etc.; don’t stand in groups on entering or leaving
5. Sanitise your hands regularly – on arrival and before leaving
6. Wash your hands thoroughly after using the toilet
7. Do NOT share anything with another person – except someone from your own household
8. If you feel unwell during a service, tell us so that we can help you
9. As long as we have restricted numbers, we will email you at the start of each week there is a service, with a link to book your place.
10. Details will also be on the TVP website or you can phone Julia on 01875 320 132 if you don't have internet access.
LET’S LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER AND STAY SAFE!
Please note that until otherwise advised there will be no toilet facility at Cranstoun except in the case of the most dire emergency!
Jesus said:- “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33