Following the First Minister's recent announcements concerning services of worship, we are delighted that St Mary’s Parish Church will be able to resume services with an ‘in person’ congregation from Easter Sunday onwards. According to Scottish Government regulations, numbers will initially be limited to no more than 50 people - all of whom must provide track and trace details. The ‘inperson’ congregation will be required to wear face masks when in Church and will not be permitted to sing. The services will, of course, continue to be broadcast live on-line and via the dedicated telephone line as normal.

If you would like to be a part of the inperson congregation, you must book a place each week. Places can be booked by calling the Church Office [01698 268554] between 10.00 and 11.00 am on the Monday preceding each service. It is at this stage that your track and trace details will be taken. If, when you call, the limit for the coming week’s service has already been exceeded you will be offered a place at the following week’s service. Booking places for a Church Service is far from ideal but it is the only straightforward way that we can proceed in the weeks and months ahead.