BCOS Documents on Reopening of Churches

BCOS Documents on Reopening of Churches

In May 2020 the Bishops' Conference of Scotland established four working groups; an Infection Control Group, Pastoral Ministry Group, Seminary Formation Group and Episcopal Finance Committee, to advise them on various aspects of how Church life would be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These documents have been developed by the above working groups to inform, advise and support parish communities about how to plan for churches re-opening to the public. (more…)...
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Alone Together

Alone Together

CTVC in partner with Million Minutes and Father Christopher Jamison OSB, have created a series of online resources to help people live through the pandemic based on real people such as monks and nuns. (more…)...
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Day of Prayer for Humanity

Day of Prayer for Humanity

Dear fellow believers and brothers and sisters in humanity, Our world is facing at the moment a great danger that threatens the lives of millions of people around the world due to the growing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While we reaffirm the role of medicine and scientific research in fighting this pandemic, we should not forget to seek refuge in God, as we face this severe crisis. (more…)...
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Financial Information for Parishioners

Financial Information for Parishioners

The present global pandemic is having a profound effect on everyone. It presents an enormous challenge to us all. That challenge is survival, survival in all sorts of ways: physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. Apart from the very real difficulties of continuing sacramental and pastoral care, the Church also faces serious financial challenges, particularly as long as churches are closed and there are no public liturgies. In order to secure the future financial viability of parishes, a set of Interim Guidelines has been issued to all parishes by the Diocesan Trustees. I think it’s important to share some of the key points and extracts with you all. (more…)...
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Extended restrictions

Extended restrictions

The British and Scottish governments decided on Thursday 16th April to extend the current lockdown for at least another 3 weeks. This will have repercussions in our lives in many ways and aspects. One of them is our inability to gather in our churches to celebrate the Eucharist or to administer any sacraments - the only exception is a life-threatening situation. As your priests, we will continue to offer as much pastoral care as we can by providing online services and offering individual prayers for you. I hope that a number of parishioners will also continue keeping in touch with other parishioners, particularly those who are vulnerable and/or alone. We can and we will go through this challenge together. (more…)...
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