Guidance on returning to our church

The Bishops of Scotland have published a number of advisory documents intended to support parishes to re-open safely and gradually over a number of phases set out by the Scottish Government. These documents can all be found here.

KEY POINTS for every parishioner to consider before coming to church:

  • The obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains dispensed until further notice.
  • You should consider your own health carefully to decide when it is safe for you to return to church.
  • You should wear a face-covering (not required for children under 2.)
  • You should use the available sanitising gel when you enter and exit the church.
  • Please observe 2 metre distancing spaces on the floor and in the pews.
  • Our church capacity has been reduced to around 80, depending on the numbers able to sit in household groups.
  • If the number wishing to enter the church exceeds our restricted capacity, we may need to introduce a booking system. But we do not anticipate that this will be necessary in the first week or two. Further details will be announced.
  • The church will be sanitised after each time it has been opened for prayer or Mass.


  1. by Bridget Allan on June 6, 2020  10:55 am Reply

    Will there be a mix of ages or will some masses be for the elderly only ?

    • by Admin on June 6, 2020  3:52 pm Reply

      Scottish Government advice (for now) is that over "elderly", those shielding and those with underlying health conditions should not attend Church in the early phases.

      • by Angela Donachie on June 8, 2020  6:50 pm Reply

        OK will follow advice with a sad heart ---- But can you tell me if St. C. will continue broadcasting the mass after all restrictions have been lifted. As I am appreciating daily mass, when on a lot of days I am medically not able to attend the normal 1pm mass in person .
        G.B. our dedicated Priests and Deacon ( his posts have been an inspiration even although he too cannot attend at St. C.)

        • by Admin on June 12, 2020  10:39 am Reply

          Yes. Mass will continue to be live-streamed daily.

  2. by Bridget Allan on June 7, 2020  5:50 pm Reply

    Thank you.

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