Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Tuesday 17th March 2020

After Thursday 19th March the Church office will be operating on a working from home basis until further notice. I will have full access to emails and therefore I would suggest that if anyone wishes to contact me, then please do so at stkennethsparish@gmail.com

Lynn Smith

Church Administrator

Tuesday 17th March 2020

*URGENT UPDATE*

Please note that on the advice of the Government, the Church of Scotland has now stated that Church services are to be cancelled with immediate effect.

I am on leave this week, but will make every effort to connect with those whom I would have planned to visit by telephone on my return. Similarly, anyone should feel free to contact me by telephone or email at any time (from Tuesday 24th March). Pastoral cover arrangements for my leave are on the manse answer machine.

I will investigate possibilities of trying to upload some form of online worship content from the manse.

In the meantime, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Allan Morton
Parish Minister.

Tuesday 17th March 2020

Just another update on the post from yesterday regarding the progressing COVID-19 threat:

• The Prayer Meeting on a Tuesday has now been suspended until further notice.
• The Lent Bible Study has now been suspended until further notice.
• The Concert Party has been cancelled until August, this includes both annual concert dates which were due to take place in May.
• WoW is suspended until further notice
• Chatterbox is suspended until further notice
• Kennoway Guild is cancelled until next session (September)

Lynn Smith

Church Administrator

Monday 16th March 2020

My dear friends,

I wanted to write a few lines to update those who may not have made it to worship yesterday. In view of the progressing COVID-19 threat, we have made the following decisions:

  • The Concert Party will meet, taking precautions
  • Kirk Lunches is suspended until further notice
  • Those who run Open Door Meals will gather on Wednesday so that emergency provisions can be made for those who come.
  • The Lent Bible Study will meet this week, taking precautions.
  • All church groups based at Windygates are suspended until further notice.

Worship will be held, unless other instructions are issued. So services this Sunday will be 09:45 at Windygates and 11:15 at Kennoway, and at the usual times (Joint Service in Kennoway on 5th April at 10:30; otherwise 09:45 and 11:15), on Sundays following. However, please exercise good practice with regard to hygiene, and remain at home if you are unwell. Please also continue to heed advice from the NHS and the Government, as the situation is fluid, and changing continually.

These precautions are instituted for the sake of your health and wellbeing. Please know that we are here for you as your local Church, and please reach out by telephone to those most vulnerable.

With my prayers and love,

Allan Morton

Parish Minister.