Carriden Parish Church Scotland

News Letter

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Latest News of Carriden

In line with the easing of Government Covid-19 restrictions, Services will be held in both Blackness and Carriden Churches on Sundays, 9th and 23rd May. Blackness Church at 10.00 am and Carriden Church at 11.15 am

To comply with Government guidelines the church buildings have been adapted and changes made as to how a church service may be conducted. Additional volunteers will be on hand to keep us on the right track and keep us safe. You will find many of the pews taped off and seating limited to comply with 2 metre distancing. You will need to wear a face covering and you will need to phone to book your place as seating is limited. This should be done by 7pm on Friday evening and the phone number to book a place is 01506 797610.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

While the procedures are not difficult, it will be important to stay alert and obey all the signs.

Below is a brief summary of the current COVID guidelines in summary. They will be changing again soon but for now we hope you find these helpful.

What you can do

  • you can meet in groups of up to 6 from 2 households in an indoor public place such as a café, pub or restaurant
  • you can meet in groups of up to 6 from 6 households outdoors, in a private garden or a public place like a park or an outdoor area of a café
  • under 12s do not count towards the total number of people or households meeting outside but do count towards the household numbers indoors
  • you can travel anywhere in Scotland and can stay in holiday accommodation - but you should not stay in someone else's house
  • you can travel to England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands - before you travel you must check the travel rules in those countries
  • you should not go into someone’s house except for certain reasons such as joining your extended household or caring for a vulnerable person
  • you can provide informal childcare, for example to look after a grandchild
  • 50 people can attend funerals and weddings
  • tradespeople can carry out any work in your home such as painting, decorating or repairing
  • you should work from home where possible

__What can open __ Places and business that can open include:

  • cafés, pubs and restaurants can provide full outdoor service, subject to local licensing, and serve food indoors without alcohol until 8 pm
  • all shops and stores
  • all close contact services including hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons
  • gyms and swimming pools (no indoor group exercise classes allowed for over 18s)
  • tourist accommodation
  • all visitor attractions
  • all public buildings like libraries and community centres
  • drive-in events

What must stay closed for now Places and business that must close include:

  • leisure and entertainment venues such as cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and concert halls
  • stadiums

You should:

  • wear a face covering
  • avoid crowded places
  • clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • stay 2m away from other people
  • self-isolate and get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • download the Protect Scotland app
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Services - Videos

Worship for Sunday 17th January, 2021

Church Service

Because of the Coronavirus, all church services in Carriden and Blackness are conducted under the rules realting to the pandemic. Therefore no CD's of the Carriden Service are available

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Storehouse - Food Donations

Thank you for all the donations of selection boxes and novelty chocolates. The response has been really good. Please continue to support Storehouse.

Christmas Post

Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions the Scouts are unable to do the Christmas post this year so there will be no drop off box in Carriden Church.


The vacancy has been sisted at the present time. Talks are being held with the three Church of Scotland Ministers and Kirk Sessions to establish the way forward for the Church of Scotland in Bo'ness.

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