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Saint Columba’s

United Reformed Church, North Shields

Worshipping Joyfully and Worshipping Safely


We are happy to say that morning worship in the church building resumes on Sunday 16 August 2020

There will be two thirty-minute services, one at 10.00 a.m. and one at 11.15 a.m., each with a maximum of thirty participants.

You must book a place in advance for the specific service you attend

(All seating needs to be appropriately spaced and allocated, and this includes rearranging some chairs for household groups.)

To book your place, contact our Church Secretary, Alison Drew, BY 12.00 NOON ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE SERVICE IS DUE TO TAKE PLACE


On the day, in order to keep everyone safe as we worship together

  • Do not come to church if you are feeling unwell
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the service is due to start
  • The wearing of a face covering during worship is strongly encouraged
  • Enter by the main door of the church, adhering to the two-metre rule
  • Follow the directions of the stewards and the relevant signage
  • Use the hand sanitisers at the entrance to the worship area on the ground floor (the gallery will not be in use)
  • Any financial offering should be placed in the container in the entrance area
  • The steward will show you your allocated seat, where you must stay for the duration of the service
  • Toilets are available for emergency use only
  • During worship there will be prayers, readings, reflection, and music. Words of hymns will be on screen only, for reflection – no singing aloud at this time
  • At the conclusion of the service, leave the worship area as directed, using the hand sanitisers, and exit via the church hall door
  • If you wish to have (socially distanced) conversation with others after leaving the building, move well away from the church exit area (into Norfolk Street or the garden in Northumberland Square), so allowing others to go on their way

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