Worship Services during Covid-19 pandemic
The Church Of Scotland has decided that it is necessary to cease all gatherings for worship for the foreseeable future as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This means that there will be no worship services in Bellshill Central Parish Church for the foreseeable future (at least until after Easter), being also the case for all week day meetings, groups or additional services of worship. Wedding and Baptism services are also suspended, but for funerals please contact our Minister, Rev’d Kevin de Beer and the undertaker of your choice who will be able to advise accordingly.
However, we are moving our worship on-line. You will be able to live-stream Sunday worship at 11am from a virtual Bellshill Central by going to our “Watch Live” page, “You Tube” channel or Facebook page / Twitter feed.
We hope to continue the fellowship and Christian community of Bellshill Central over the next period of time, and would really encourage everyone to keep in touch by using our WhatsApp group, phone calls and other keeping in touch methods.
Also, depending on Government Advice we hope to open the church for prayer and reflection with the necessary protocols all in place – more details to follow.
Below you will find our latest updates about the COVID-19 Pandemic, please read them for the current information and guidance.
Hello folks, We hope this finds you safe and well. The BCPC Online Lockdown Chronicle – a replacement for the regular church magazine – is attached for your reading pleasure Please pass it on to anyone you might feel is interested in what is going in and around BCPC. If you are aware of anyone … Continue reading Lockdown Chronicle
Scottish Government’s plans are for churches at PHASE 2 (date not announced) to re-open for private prayer “and other types of ceremonies . . .with minimal attendees”. At PHASE 3 (date not announced) churches can re-open “to extended groups subject to physical distancing and hygiene safeguards” with “relaxation of restrictions to attendance at funerals, marriages … Continue reading Light at the end of the tunnel
The Church of Scotland is supporting calls for a National Day of Prayer and Action on 22 March, which is also Mothering Sunday. Rt Rev Colin Sinclair is joining the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and other church leaders to issue a national call to prayer. The Moderator said: “There are many different ways the … Continue reading National Day of Prayer and Action
Until further notice all Public Services of Worship and activities within Bellshill Central Parish Church are all suspended due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic. We hope to be able to open our church to provide a quiet space for private prayer and reflection. If the front doors to the church are open then please come … Continue reading Important information from BCPC
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 … Continue reading Cancellation of Church Services
If you are in need of any info about the activities in our Church please visit our website www.bellshillcentral.church where you will be kept updated. You can also find info at our Facebook and Twitter feeds. During this time we will continue to pray for people (please use the Prayer link on the website) and stream worship … Continue reading Further Update
Update 17/03/2020: All public worship services are cancelled until further notice. Coronavirus (COVID-19) information – We have in place hand sanitizers at the front door of the building (Church main door), the halls and the kitchen. The toilets have ample supply of soap and nail brushes as good hand washing is the most effective way … Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
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