A Letter from our Minister
I am writing to you in response to the Scottish Government’s recent changes to the Level 4 COVID restrictions.
You may be aware that these now mean that Church buildings cannot, at present, be venues for public worship or private prayer. Very sadly this means that for at least the next four weeks, we will no longer be able to host private prayer in any of our Church buildings.
Can I take this opportunity to offer a sincere thank you to all of those who enabled private prayer to happen. This involved a huge amount of work and was greatly appreciated by those who attended.
The restrictions still allow for Churches to be open for funerals (with up to 20 attending), weddings (with up to 5 attending) and essential services such as the Community Larder. If anyone would like a small wedding, now is the perfect time.
The regulations also enable a minister or worship leader to enter the building to be recorded for online worship. Thus our online worship services will still take place, at least in part, from our Church buildings. We are making another additional change. To cut down on potential chains of transmission, those taking part in worship – either preaching, reading or leading a prayer – will be recorded either by themselves or by someone in their household or bubble. Robert and Lorna have already become a formidable production duo so no changes for them, but the rest of us will be doing things a little differently. Please go gentle on us if future Youtubes suffer from the loss of Jamie’s camera work – and hopefully his continued editing will sort out any glitches. We will also continue to host zoom services.
Can I also urge you, please please please, to let me know of anyone who requires pastoral support at this time: either you or someone you know.
And let us all continue to pray for those involved in healthcare and other essential services, those for whom lockdown is particularly stressful or isolating and those working to distribute and administer vaccines (this includes a number in our congregations),
Yours in Christ,
Minister – Aberfeldy (SC007899), Dull & Weem (SC001465) and Grantully, Logierait & Strathtay (SC004275) Parish Churches.
Mobile 07779 280074
Prayer and worship in churches, weddings and funerals
Information from the Breathe Project Online
Sunday bells at Logierait,
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Meeting ID: 920 598 9200
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“Poems from the Parish” is a Poetry Book put together by members of GLS Church as an exercise in corporate engagement with our church family and is designed to be a fundraiser for the work of our congregation.
If you are interested in owning your own copy, please contact us via the website email address here or contact a Church elder.
The cost of the book is by donation and entirely voluntary. Each book contains guidance on how this can be done.
Opening of Dull and Weem for Public Worship – Message from Neil Glover
“The Weem Kirk Session, having considered the current rise of Covid cases, have decided not to reopen the Church at the present time. The service on the 11th October was very well received, and the Session will be keeping the situation under review – both for public worship and also private prayer.”
Opening of Tenandry Kirk for Public Worship
Tenandry Kirk will be opening for Worship on Sunday 8 November at 10.30am and again on 22 November at 10.30am
A Message from Rev. N. Glover
I am writing to let you know that Weem Church will be open for public worship on the 11th October at 9:30am.
This will be Public Worship for members of all our congregations (and beyond). We are hopeful that there should be sufficient accommodation in the Sanctuary for all who attend (this is based on the recent questionnaire). If numbers are significantly larger than anticipated, anyone who can’t be given entry will be given priority at future services of worship.
It is a very personal decision for all of us as to whether we are and feel ready to come to physically gathered public worship at this time. Please be assured of my full support in whatever decision you come to in this regard. I have attached a Church of Scotland scoresheet to assist in thinking through whether one should or should not attend physically gathered worship.
I also attach the “Statement of practice” which outlines the protocols being observed in Weem to allow public worship to take place.
If you have any questions at all about this please don’t hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
On another note, it was fabulous to see so many logged in for last week’s Zoom Communion. If you’re able to, it would be great to see you at 10:30am this coming Sunday. The link is:
Meeting ID: 920 598 9200
With warmest wishes and the great privilege of being your Minister,
Letter from Rev. Harry Mowbray
After much careful, prayerful consideration and the completion of the necessary risk assessments, we have received permission from Presbytery to open Weem Church for the purpose of INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE PRAYER.
We are not yet at the stage of applying for permission to open for other purposes such as funerals and weekly worship but we are working through the processes needed to enable us to do so when the appropriate preparations have been made and it is safe to do so.
Weem Church will be open for individual private prayer on Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00 on a trial basis for four weeks beginning on Saturday 15 August.
The church will be manned by volunteers who will guide visitors in the procedures necessary to ensure physical distancing and hand hygiene are maintained. If you intend to visit for prayer, please follow the advice of the volunteers and the signs around the building.
see Sunday club page for updates
Information from Church of Scotland
Advice for Churches: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Updated 17 March 2020 Worship – Cancellation of Services
The Scottish Government now advises that people should minimise social contact by avoiding crowded areas and large gatherings, including religious congregations, and smaller gatherings.
The Church of Scotland now asks, in the strongest terms, that all gatherings for worship should cease until further notice, with effect from Tuesday 17 March 2020. Other Scottish Churches are taking similar actions. This obviously includes Easter services. Some Presbyteries have already instructed this action. This will include, but not be restricted to: house groups, meetings for youth work, and church cafes. It will still be possible for an individual to offer a live stream of a sermon and prayers. Further information on live streaming, including information on copyright, can be found in this circular on the Law Department’s webpages here. Sunday broadcasts of a weekly service take place on Radio 4, and also on Radio Scotland; other radio stations are available. Several churches currently offer live streams or recorded services; a list can be found on our website.
Several churches live stream or post their services online. You can find a list of these on our Kirk services online page
The Moderator, the Right Reverend Colin Sinclair, along with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and other church leaders, has issued a call for a National Day of Prayer; more details can be found in the news section of our website.
Best hygiene practice should continue to be observed in all pastoral contacts.
Updated advice is available from NHS Scotland.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
- Churches can underline the importance of hand washing by ensuring that hand sanitisers are not available in toilets where soap and water can be used
- It is particularly important after taking public transport to use sanitiser on your hands
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Carry tissues to catch coughs and sneezes and bin the tissue
- If you feel unwell, stay at home, do not attend work or school
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in church buildings
For information relating to Weddings or Funerals, please the Church of Scotland Website
Message from John Russell
Clerk to the Presbytery of Dunkeld and Meigle
Scottish Charity No SC036630:
Please note that because of the present health situation Sunday Services at Aberfeldy, Dull and Weem and Grantully, Logierait and Strathtay, Caputh and Clunie and Kinclaven, and Tenandry have been suspended till further notice. These are local decisions and are in order.
Clerk to the Presbytery of Dunkeld and Meigle
Scottish Charity No SC036630
The Presbytery of Dunkeld and Meigle is a component element of The Church of Scotland,
Scottish Charity No SC011353
Message from J Russell 14 March 2020
Grantully, Logierait & Strathtay Church(GLS)
Suspension of Church Services
Please note that there will be no weekly Church Services at Grantully, Logierait and Strathtay Church until further notice.
Coronavirus epidemic is evolving very rapidly and it has now been considered necessary to suspend church services with immediate effect. In addition, any related gatherings such as coffee mornings and so on will also be discontinued.
Please continue to pray for our parish, our communities, our Nation, and our neighbours around the world as we face this challenging situation.
Please check our Facebook Page or Website Page for any up-dates and if you require to contact our Church for any reason please do so through either:
Information from A Calder, Clerk to the Session, GLS Church. 14/03/2020
Minister: GLS, Aberfeldy, Dull & Weem Rev. N Glover
Contact Details: Minister-NGlover@churchofscotland.org.uk
PA to NGlover- Judy Ewer, contact:
email@example.com or 07836 565 528
Session Clerk GLS Andrew Calder, 01887 840209
Access to Logierait Church- Stewart Sherriffs, 07730848820
Important Dates for the diaries: please see events page.
“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved- you and your family”. Acts 16 v31
Join us each Sunday and you will find a warm welcome.
Minister: Rev Neil Glover
Church email:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Ewer, PA to Neil Glover, email@example.com Mobile 07836 565 528
For urgent pastoral matters please contact:- the above
Grantully, Logierait & Strathtay Parish Church of Scotland Charity Number SC 004275
Please Note that although the dates and times featured on this website are correct at the time of publication, they may be subject to change.
This first link provides worship service details for the Communion Service on Sunday 27th September 2020. The live service is due to start at 10.30am.
Please note that unfortunately with the new regulations there can be no mixed households but it we do hope that many people will manage to join this zoom service:
If you wish to join in the service you may wish to have actual proper wine, alongside cranberry juice, blackcurrant juice or grape juice.
Regarding bread you may want to go for Pitta to keep with the Unleavened bread theme of exodus, or a roll, or a plain slice.
The zoom link is here…https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83009650276
Meeting room is 830 0965 0276
There will also be a shorter Youtube going up for anyone who can’t make 10:30am on Sunday. It will be at the usual channel which is here:
There will be an option to chat at the end and there will hopefully be a choice as to where you go to chat (hopefully there will be virtual Lawers Rooms, John Kyd halls, McDonald Rooms, Logierait back halls and Tenandry Church fronts, Glasgow room and chat room for those who don’t want to chat).
With warmest wishes and with the great privilege of being your ministers,