A service of induction for our new minister, Rev Grant Maclaughlan, will take place on Wednesday 20th October at 7pm, in Logie & St John’s (Cross) Parish Church.
Please enter via the Blackness Avenue door, and wear a face covering inside the building (unless medically exempt). Test and Protect information will be taken at the door. Due to Covid restrictions there will be no reception after the service unfortunately.
After an interview process over the past month, culminating in formal interview last week, Rev Grant Maclaughlan has been invited and accepted, after a unanimous vote of the nominating committee, to preach here as sole nominee.
Grant was born in Dundee, attended Menzieshill High School and most recently has been part time locum minister at Errol l/w Kilspindie and Rait Parish Churches. He is also a sessional workplace chaplain for Perth City. Prior to this, Grant has been a parish minister for Perth Riverside and Newhaven Edinburgh.
We are awaiting confirmation of the date that he will preach.
Please keep Grant and his family in your prayers and give thanks for the work of the nominating committee.
On Monday 19th July, Dundee moved into Covid level 0, so we have slightly adjusted our arrangements.
We are worshipping in church every Sunday at 11am, and our website services willbe taken from Invergowrie church.
Main changes: – We can sing (behind our masks), – The new distancing arrangements mean that we can use more pews – You are encouraged to bring your own cushion – Bring your refreshments to enjoy in the garden afterwards continues.
It would be lovely to see you back in the church building, but please don’t come if you don’t feel it is right for you.
Do not attend if you are isolating, have any symptoms of Covid-19 or if you have been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 in the last 14 days.
These are the full arrangements:
You must wear a mask / face covering in the building, unless you are exempt.
You might want to bring a bible as pew bibles have been put away for now.
You may also want to bring your own cushion to sit on.
Come to the main door on Blackness Avenue. Flat access is available via the Shaftesbury Terrace door.
Aim to arrive 10-15 minutes earlier than normal to ensure all can be seated by 11.00am.
Wait outside in a socially distanced manner until you are invited to enter the building. This will be one (or one household) at a time.
As you come in you will be asked to read some notices, put on your mask / face covering and use the hand sanitiser provided.
You will need to give your name and phone number. This is to comply with NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect programme.
Please wait until you are directed to a pew.
Every other pew is in use and these will be ‘filled’ from the front backwards.
It’s important you stay in the pew to which you are directed, please avoid moving around the church to speak to people in other pews.
We cannot use our own pew cushions, but you can bring your own.
Avoid touching anything and maintain social distance.
The disabled toilet will be the only toilet available. Leave the church at the front right door to access this toilet via the corridor.
At the end of the service, stay in your seat until you are directed to leave the building. Those in the back pews will be asked to leave first, all leaving through the main door and not along the passage.
Please bring your own refreshments, and join us in the Shaftesbury Terrace garden for a chat afterwards.
Children are very welcome but there will not be a Sunday Club. We suggest you bring activities for your children to do during the sermon.
Please bring any monetary donations in an envelope and leave them the box provided; cheques would be preferable to cash.
This all sounds very strict, and very different to how we normally worship together. “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20
And for those who choose not to attend, we will be praying for you, and a time when we can all worship together in person.
On Sunday 16th May we welcomed new members Gordon and Florence Mitchell, and a new elder, Bill Valentine, pictured here with Rev Catriona Morrison. Colin Mackenzie (not pictured) has also joined us as a new member.