The Church of Scotland will be providing a recorded service every Sunday via the Church of Scotland website and social media platforms.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Colin Sinclair, has prepared a brief act of worship, and this will be available on the Church’s website, and on social media, from the morning of Sunday 22 March 2020. He will also deliver a live daily reflection on Facebook beginning on the morning of Monday 23 March, at 10 am (here).
In addition the Church of Scotland has provided a dedicated listing of churches that regularly live stream services or offer them as downloadable recordings on their Kirk Services online page.
Scotland’s Church Leaders have joined with others in the United Kingdom in calling for a National Day of Prayer, and inviting people to join together at 7 pm on Sunday 22 March to say a common prayer together; this prayer can be found here.
The funeral of Margaret Rees, who died on 12 February, will be held at Crown Court Church at 10:30 am on Friday 13 March followed by refreshments in the church hall between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm.
A short committal service will be held at the West Chapel, Eltham Crematorium, Crown Wood Way, London SE9 2AZ at 2:30 pm on the same day. If you are using a satnav system to guide you, please use postcode SE9 2NL which will bring you to the entrance of the crematorium.
All who knew Margaret are warmly invited to either or both parts of the service.
Family flowers only please. Donations can be made to Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.
You are welcome to wear black; however, in memory of Margaret’s love of life, the family will be wearing brighter colours.
Members will be aware of the death of our Session Clerk, Peter Esslemont, last year.
The Session has invited the current Deputy Session Clerk, Elspeth Gordon, to take over the role of Session Clerk with effect from 27 February and she has accepted this invitation. We wish Elspeth every success in her new role, and look forward very much to working with her.
Derek Steel has agreed to take over the role of Deputy Session Clerk and we look forward to working with him also.