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Temporary changes in the building

Updated 24th February 2022

There are some temporary changes necessary to how we access the church sanctuary.

We had a recent building inspection by the Church of Scotland Health and Safety Officer. As a result, a number of issues have been identified regarding the building.

Firstly, the condition of the stonework and windows above the front entrance on Blackness Avenue have been identified as being in poor condition. This means that until we have some remedial work done, we
cannot use the front entrance.

Entrance and exit, to and from the church building will only be from the Shaftesbury Terrace (ie halls) door.

Secondly, a crack at ceiling height above the organ and lectern needs further investigation to ensure that it is stable. Until this is done, we need to keep a 2-metre safe zone beneath it. This unfortunately means that the organ will not be used for leading worship and the lectern will not be used.

We are currently working on a plan to organise for the appropriate professionals to quote for remedial work to be carried out but this will take time. We will update you when we can.