Reopening Our Churches

Getting back to church (for private prayer only (no public Mass yet)

Good news! The Scottish Government has announced that places of worship can reopen to the public from Monday 22 June. Catholic churches will be open for private prayer only (no public Mass yet). It also means funerals can take place in church (with limited numbers). To summarise, from Monday 22nd June:

  • Churches can open for private prayer.
  • Funerals can take place in churches, with limited numbers attending.
  • Weddings and Baptisms cannot yet take place in church

Opening hours for private prayer at St John the Baptist & St Kentigern

St John’s – Monday 11am-12noon; Wednesday 7pm-8pm; Saturday 11am-12noon; Sunday 4pm-5pm

St Kentigern’s – Tuesday 7pm-8pm; Thursday 11am-12noon; Saturday 4pm-5pm; Sunday 11am-12noon

 Coming to church for private prayer

I hope that you will find great solace in being able to come to church again to pray before the Blessed Sacrament. Here is what to expect when you come to church during this period:

  • Volunteers will be at church to welcome and assist you
  • All are asked to wear face-coverings in the church. Please bring your own if you have one. There will be some at church for those who don’t have one. Children under 2 years are exempt from wearing face-coverings.
  • Please sanitise hands on entry and exit using the dispensers provided
  • A volunteer will guide you to the designated seating
  • Personal lighting of candles is not allowed at this time but if you would like a volunteer to light one for you they will be happy to do so.
  • Please follow the one-way system which is indicated by signs when entering and leaving the church.
  • Please note that the toilets are not in use (except in emergencies).

Those with underlying health conditions requiring shielding and long-term health conditions requiring a flu jag should follow Scottish Government guidelines in deciding whether to come to church or not.

Volunteers for Welcome Ministry

Thank you! There has been a great response to the call for volunteers and we now have enough to cover the opening hours.