Prayers by Rev Ann Knox can be found on Prayers & Reflections page
Details of services can be found on Worship Guide page
News items & details of on-line services can be found on Weekly Intimations page
Children's Hymn can be found on Young Church page

Newsletter July 2020

Dear Friends

At last we can open up the building for worship on the 2nd August 2020 , although many of us have enjoyed worship via our website and phone line, the television or one of the many other ‘on-line’ services provided, indeed the church as the people was never ‘closed’.

These are difficult times and we do ask that you carefully consider whether to come to the building or if it is best, through your own worries or health, to continue using the website and phone line (0141 815 1146 - charged at local call rate) to join in our worship until we can meet up again in fullness. Note the phone line is updated every Sunday morning but the service is available all week.

However, if you want to come to the building to worship then we still need to adhere to both Government and Church of Scotland guidelines. These include:

·         keeping a  social distance of  2 metre(s) on entrance, within sanctuary and on exit,

·         a maximum number of 50 people in the building,

·         face-masks should be worn unless exempt (note Worship Leader will remove theirs whilst leading worship but otherwise will wear one)

·         giving your name and contact telephone number to one of the people on duty so that in case of anyone becoming ill the NHS Track and Trace teams can contact you. – this data will be taken each week, kept securely and destroyed after 21 days,

·         use the one-way system which will be via the white fire door or the main front door, there will be people on duty to help guide you,

·         only the disabled toilet will be in use and there are procedures for cleaning it before and after use which must be followed,

·         the sanctuary has been set-out so that there is social distance seating, please do not sit with any other household (unless part of a household bubble) and follow the ‘one-way system’,

·         at the end of worship please leave sanctuary by double side door, and proceed through the side fire door, please do not stop and gather to talk to friends but allow everyone room to leave,

·         the kitchen is out of bounds, so if you wish a drink of water, please bring your own and take bottle away with you.

There will be members on duty to help you through these procedures and offerings should be placed in bag at door into the sanctuary as we cannot uplift them during the service.

Unfortunately we cannot have ‘tea and coffee’ time or even chats with each other, and there will be no communal signing or choir during the worship.

Note that all the Bibles, hymnbooks and pew cushions have been removed and there will be no communal singing during the worship. The length of worship will be shorter and all necessary words will be on the ppt screen.

The building will be cleaned between each Sunday, and no-one should be entering (apart from cleaner, Minister and Session Clerk – the later two are required to do a regular inspection for insurance purposes) in between worship services. There has been a deep clean carried out in the building prior to it opening up again.

Hopefully by following these procedures we will be able to enter Phase 4 of lockdown easing and be able to gather as a community of worshipers without the need for all of these measures, although some may still be required.

If you choose not to come, with all these restrictions and directions, that is understandable, as I said there are other ways to worship together and your own health and well being is of the upmost importance. Then when you are ready to return to the building we will welcome you, perhaps not with a hug but a smile at least.


Ann Knox (Rev) and

The Kirk Session

Worship Hot-line

Thanks to the technical team of Greyfriars Parish Church, Lanark we now have a dedicated phone line for Inchinnan Parish Church that recorded prayers and reflections can be listened to by anyone with phone access. Just phone the number below and you will hear the latest upload. Ann intends to do one for each Sunday, and the first one will be available for Sunday, 7th June. Calls are charged at your normal rate.
phone number: 0141 815 1146

Services every Sunday at 10.45am

Whether you are a resident trying to find out about your local Church of Scotland or a visitor from another part of the world, welcome to the website of Inchinnan Parish Church. The Church is the heart of the Parish community and provides not only a spiritual home but also a friendly meeting place with plenty of activities to choose from. Within our website you can find out more about the history of Inchinnan Parish Church along with information about our organisations and future events.

We are a friendly, welcoming congregation, so come along and join us in Worship. After the service there is an opportunity to enjoy fellowship with others from the congregation over a cup of tea, coffee or juice.

Photos by Pat Cook, Paisley Colour Photographic Club


If you would like to arrange a service of Baptism or Blessing of a Child, a Wedding or a Funeral please contact

Rev Ann Knox AKnox@churchofscotland.org.uk
07534 900 065 or 0141 389 1724


Liz McNeil (Session Clerk), Tel: 0141 812 1308                 

e-mail: sessionclerk.ipc@gmail.com



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