In light of evolving Government advice both in the United Kingdom and in the Republic of Ireland, we today issue the following formal advice to all Ministers and Kirk Sessions:
- Until further notice, all congregational organisations and activities should cease until further notice.
- Until further notice, all Sunday gatherings for worship should also cease until further notice.
- Until further notice, steps should be taken to ensure that numbers attending funeral services and weddings are kept as low as possible.
These are deeply uncertain times, with almost every day bringing challenging news and announcements. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues daily to grow in severity, we sense fear is also growing. However, God remains sovereign over all things and continues to be at work in the world, often working out His purposes both in us and through us. We continue therefore to pray that all would know and feel God’s love and close presence at this time and that the Church, scattered throughout our communities, would continue to be salt and light pointing people to the Lord Jesus Christ – the hope of world.
Yours in the Lord’s Service, William J Henry Moderator of the General Assembly