Covid safety measures at Bellshill Central Parish Church

We are acutely aware that there is more news emerging about the Covid 19 Omicron varient and this is becoming more concerning.

We wanted to remind those attending church of the basic rules we have in place to ensure we keep each other safe.

It is advised by the Scottish Government that we should take Lateral Flow tests if we are going to public places. You can get these from any local pharmacist, test centre or by ordering online.

Wearing facemasks in church is mandatory, unless you are exempt under the Scottish Government guidance. You MUST remain at least 1 metre physically distanced from each other unless you are part of a household group or bubble. You must sanitise your hands on entry and exit. We will take your details for NHS test and Protect.

However, even with these restrictions everyone should be able to comfortably attend church and so it is recommend that you stay in household groups within the church. There are plenty of pews at BCPC so this will ensure that there’s socially distanced seating available for anyone who wishes to maintain a social
distance from others.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping BCPC a safe space helping to keep you safe.

Booking for church

If you haven’t already indicated your attendance for Sunday 19th September can you please email before Saturday evening. Jane is looking after the Test & Protect this week.

Whilst we call this “booking” we don’t have to worry about having enough seats! This booking is to simply let us know you’re coming so we can prepare our attendance list (making it easier when you attend church)

Church re-opening Sunday 5th September 2021

Welcome to our first in-person Worship Service since March 2020.  It’s great to finally see you in the pews again. Since we last met together 540 days, or 1 year, 5 months, 22 days, or 77 Sundays have passed!

Please watch a short video with the Aitkens about how church might look when you come for in-person services.

However, there are still some restrictions in place

  • Facemasks must be worn at all times, unless you are exempt
  • If you join in to sing you MUST wear a facemask
  • Sanitize your hands entering and exiting the building
  • Track and Trace details need to be taken. 

TRACK AND TRACE – call our Session Clerk, Stanley Cook.  Please use the land line number 01698 747144 to leave a voicemail. You can call Monday to Saturday, no calls after 10pm.  If leaving a voicemail make sure you leave your name and phone number.

Services will continue to be broadcast live and anytime thereafter on Later on Sunday afternoons, you can also listen over the phone (a local rate number) by calling 01698 533211.


On 23 March at 7pm light a candle to remember.

23 March will be a year since the UK entered the first lockdown.

By the time of that anniversary over 100,000 people will have died of Covid related causes with thousands more from other causes, all of whose funerals have taken place in very restricted circumstances.

We light a light to remember all those lives and to stand with those who grieve.