The situation in the UK has accelerated at an alarming rate with the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic.
The Church of Scotland, in line with other denominations, have strongly urged that all public services of worship are cancelled until further notice.
While this is something none of us have ever experienced, it is the correct action to take.
The health and well-being of the public, our friends and family is paramount and decisions such as this are made to protect and safeguard as many people as possible.
From today (17/03/2020) all public worship services normally held at Bellshill Central Parish Church are cancelled until further notice.
We are considering what acts of worship, prayer and reflection can be made possible so that some form of worship can take place. We hope that some sort of live stream service will be available via this website.
Details of any developments for Bellshill Central will be shared here and our social media channels.
During this time we ask for prayer. Pray for those in isolation. Pray for those ill with the virus. Pray for those workers still keeping vital services going. Prayer for the medical professionals giving of their gifts and skills as we try tackle the care and treatment of those most severely ill.
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 and Action on 22 March, which is also Mothering Sunday.
Light a candle
The call to prayer asks everyone to light a candle at 7pm on Sunday as ‘a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer.’