Last Sunday, 27 September, was the first congregational services at Kingcase since being given permission by Ayr Presbytery to re-open for Worship. I have added a couple of photographs showing the Sanctuary with social distance seating in place.
The telephone booking system functioned well, with Elaine collating the attendees names and contact numbers for our Test and Trace duty station. It was then just a case of checking when the individual arrived and subsequently ticking them off the list. The sheets are now secure within the office, where they will remain for 28 days prior to being destroyed. There were around 20 attendees at the first service, which for the first week was super. I believe there were around 15 at second service. There was even the opportunity to welcome someone who had turned up without booking to attend, which was a blessing.
Can I take a this opportunity to remind us all, that as part of Church of Scotland guidelines/Risk Assessment we must keep entrance and exit areas within our Church boundaries clear of people congregating.
We are all following the guidelines for the entrance corridor to within the Sanctuary of the Church, however on leaving the Church via vestry door please make your way straight out of the gate onto Waterloo Road, please do not congregate within the grounds or Church car park.
I know it is very hard in practice to keep complying with all the rules we are currently living under, but it is only with your assistance we can ensure the health, safety and well being of our congregational members attending Church services.
Thank you all, and look forward to seeing you at one of the Sunday services.
Joint session clerk