New version of re-opening guidance video released

September 17, 2020

The Scottish Episcopal Church has released an updated version of its recent guidance video to support churches re-opening for worship following the coronavirus lockdown.

Vestries who have been given permission by their diocesan bishop are allowed to re-open their church for worship subject to certain conditions, such as a maximum attendance of 50 people and the wearing of face coverings.

The guidance video shows some of the procedures, demonstrated and narrated by the Rev Elaine Garman at St John’s, Forfar, and the Rt Rev Andrew Swift, Bishop of Brechin, that the congregation and worship leaders are required to follow during public worship.

The video has been designed as a supporting resource for Phase 3 Guidance from the Advisory Group of the Scottish Episcopal Church, rather than as a definitive guide.