The General Assembly is online this week, streaming on Saturday morning/afternoon and in afternoons Monday to Thursday from 1pm – 3.30pm and 4pm-6pm via

Reflections at the Quay on BBC1 Scotland at 1130 will be led by the new Moderator, Lord Wallace and his chaplain.

The Lord High Commissioner will be Prince William.

There is a recording on the CoS website of the outgoing Moderator’s account of his year (which was broadcast on Wednesday).

 To assist those unable to access material via the internet we have established a phone line where people can phone in to hear the mini service or sermon.  

01674 902624. 

To hear the mini service people just need to dial in and wait. To hear the sermon, after dialling you need to press 1 then #. In either case there is a few seconds delay while the message loads so tell folk not to hang up! If folk press 1 for the sermon before the intro finishes the system doesn’t pick up on it and it defaults to the mini service. The message now says wait until after the tone before pressing 1 but give it a few seconds after that and do press # after pressing 1.

Sermon, prayers and news (or links to them) will be uploaded to our website and the Old and St Andrew’s Facebook page.  Feel free to copy this and pass it on to Church members or friends who might not use the web or social media  
At the weekend we received updated guidance specifically for churches in Level 2 which took effect from Monday 17th May.
We are still required to ensure that numbers are kept so that we can ensure 2m distancing throughout. We can happily accommodate 50 seating spots and now these can seat 2 in most instances, and we have allocated a few spots for more than 2. So, the issue now is not really on numbers wanting to come but we are still obliged to keep a note for trace and protect.

We’ll keep an eye on changing guidance as things open up a bit but please continue to exercise caution.

Anyone displaying any symptoms (or knowing themselves to have been in close contact with someone who has) must not attend worship but stay at home.

For the time being If you are thinking of coming please phone Thelma Robb 672263 or Willie Sinclair during the week prior to a particular sunday on 675671 so that we have an idea of numbers and if you are coming as a bubble, how many there will be in the family group.

Please continue to pray for one another and support where you can and remember that the congregation is united in love wherever we are and however we are worshipping.  

Stay safe! May the Lord bless you!

Rev Dr Ian A McLean