Reopening of the church

Reopening of the church

The reopening of our churches - at this stage for individual prayer - is a welcome step towards congregational worship. We are a very welcoming community, but in these unprecedented circumstances, as a parish community we have to face some challenges and restrictions: (more…)...
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St Peter & St Paul – sermon

St Peter & St Paul – sermon

‘You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church.’ One of the twelve closest disciples of Jesus gets this announcement in response to his confession of faith in Jesus as the Son of God. It’s a short sentence, but full of meaning and significance. Firstly, Jesus addresses the man in question not by his given name Simon, but by a new one: Peter. In the Bible, a name isn’t just a label to make calling people more accurate and personal than ‘Hey, you there!’. In the Bible a name has a deeper meaning, often describing a specific call or mission bestowed upon its bearer. We can see that very often in the Old Testament. ‘Adam named his wife Eve because she would become the mother of all the living.’ (Genesis 3:20) Occasionally the name was changed to reflect a new call, mission or chapter in life. Abram and Sarai, a childless couple in the book of Genesis, have...
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Volunteers needed

Volunteers needed

In order to reopen our church we need volunteers to carry 3-pronged duties: Securing the safety of the building while opened. Assisting people arriving at the church to their seats. Cleaning the church after the closure (wiping the pews, door handles, etc.). (more…)...
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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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