Returning to Church


The Rules have changed for live worship.


You now no longer need to reserve a seat before attending Sunday morning worship at Orchardhill. However if you are entering the Church Hall where the teas and coffees are served then you will need to record you name and telephone number for Test and Protect Scotland on the sheets provided, even if you are just popping in to say something to someone.

This is a huge change forward for us all. However we will still have social distancing withing the main sanctuary and you should continue to respect two seat spaces between family groups.

All these new rules are in accordance with Government Regulations and Health Guidelines, the service will continue to be led by the Minister. The Morning service is live streamed now and you should be aware of this when choosing where to sit. There will continue to be a combination of audio visual and live preaching. There still isn’t a collection, but if you care to give then please place your offering on the plate at the tower door on your way in.  You will also find standing order forms there, which we would encourage you to take away and complete. George Robertson is on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding givings.  We look forward to welcoming you to worship at Orchardhill.  

Should you attend?   

 You should consider whether to return to church or not, in the same way as you would consider going to a cafe or restaurant.  If you consider it safe to go there then its safe for you to return to church.

You should NOT attend church if:  

• You have displayed any covid-19 symptoms in the last 7 days  

• You have tested positive for covid-19 in the past 10 days, either lateral flow or PCR

• You have a temperature, loss of taste, or a new cough.  

If you are unable to attend, you can continue to share worship on-line or via our live stream or by phone 0141 465 5678.



When you come to church

  1. If there is a queue, please observe social distancing  from the person in front of you.
  2.  Face coverings must be worn in church at all times (except where a medical condition prevents you wearing a covering - and in these circumstances you should consider carefully whether or not you should attend the live services).
  3.  Please use the hand sanitizer at the front door.   The church doors will be open at all times and you should not touch any surfaces.
  4. You will be shown into the main sanctuary and given a seat to sit in.  If you are a family group you will be shown where families sit together. If you are a couple from the same household you will see sets of 2 seats together. Friends from different households must sit socially distant at 1 metre. Do not move the position of any of the chairs or seat dividers.
  5. There will be no collection during the service.  If you normally give via the open bag you may place your giving’s on the plate located at the tower door vestibule, on your way into church.  You will also find standing order forms there, which we would encourage you to take away and complete. George Robertson is at the Tower Door to answer any questions.
  6. At the end of the service there will be coffee time. When you enter the hall you are entering an area where we are legally obliged to collect you name and mobile number for Test and protect scotland. Detail of this are given at the end of the service, for any reason.
  7. If you are not attending coffee/Tea and not entering the restricted area of the hall, then You should leave by the Tower door, keeping socially distant at all times. 

Please do not remove your face covering until you are completely off church premises and grounds.

Welcome wherever you are

Our aim is not just to meet government requirements, but to protect our entire congregation.  We are also committed to ensuring that all who cannot attend church can still participate fully in worship.

We look forward to welcoming you – to Orchardhill Parish Church

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