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Updated: 04 Nov 2020


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Services Status


Contact Numbers

The Minister (Robin) (01592) 643518
Session Clerk (George) (01592) 200179

Current Status of Services and Activities

Sundays:

  • Worship services restarted Sunday 20th September
  • Church choir meetings are suspended
  • Sunday School restarted Sunday 15th November

Mondays:

  • Community choir is suspended
  • Carpet bowls are suspended

Tuesdays:

  • Dancing classes are suspended
  • Hand bell ringers are suspended
  • Women's group meetings are suspended

Wednesdays:

  • Girl Guide groups are suspended

Thursdays:

  • Boys' Brigade is suspended
  • Dru Yoga is suspended
  • The Olive Branch Café is closed
  • Get Together is suspended

Fridays:

  • Prayer group meetings are suspended
  • Sequence Dance Club is suspended
  • Taekwondo Club is suspended

If you have any questions or concerns regarding worship, weddings, funerals or pastoral matters please do not hesitate to telephone the manse or the Session Clerk.

Further information can be found on the Full Details of the Advice to Churches page.

Guidance on Funerals

Sensitive conversations will need to take place with families and mourners ahead of funeral ceremonies. For the avoidance of doubt, no funeral services should take place in church. In line with the most recent government advice, funerals should be restricted exclusively to minister, immediate family, and funeral directors. In addition, local guidance from funeral directors and crematorium staff will be critical here. We should think instead about a simple committal ceremony at cemetery, or crematorium, with an intentionally very small number of people present. It should be noted that many crematoria have the facility to stream services and to host a recording of services for a period of time after the cremation service.

Tributes can then be paid in other ways for larger numbers of people to read – either online, or in a church newsletter – or given in a memorial service later in the year.

Of course this is not how we would normally do these things, but these are exceptional times and we have to do the best we can to mourn our loss with dignity whilst protecting the health of others.

Advice on Safeguarding and Volunteering

Individuals wishing to set up services to help those who are self-isolating may want to make contact with their Local Authority Community Planning Partnerships or other Community links to assist with initiatives that are already in the process of being organised.

For those who would like to volunteer to offer assistance to those self–isolating in the community we have provided a guidance document from the Church of Scotland and a link to the Ready Scotland website where further volunteering information is available.

Click for Document Advice from the Church of Scotland Safeguarding Service Document
(26 March 2020)
Click for Website Ready Scotland Website
For advice on volunteering, helping your community and where to find additional support

Foodbank Update

If people still wish to donate to Kirkcaldy Foodbank, either with goods or in cash, please note that there are temporary opening hours and any changes posted on their website and social media via:

Click for Website Kirkcaldy Foodbank Website

For anyone wishing to volunteer, please drop an email to, kirkcaldyfoodbank@gmail.com and someone will get back in touch with you.

Where is Kirkcaldy Foodbank

Viewforth Church Hall
Viewforth Terrace
Kirkcaldy
KY1 3BW

Opening hours

For the most up-to-date information regarding the opening hours of Kirkcaldy Foodbank, please read our twitter posts:

Click for Twitter Kirkcaldy Foodbank on Twitter