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Lanarkshire church to host special service to celebrate easing of restrictions

A Cambuslang church is preparing for a celebration service to mark parishioners being back in church.

The Rev Peter Nimmo has announced that Cambuslang Parish Church will host a celebration service on Sunday, September 12, to celebrate the easing of a number of lockdown restrictions allowing a greater number of people to attend church – and of course, sing!

Rev Nimmo told Lanarkshire Live : “The ‘back to church special service’ will take place on Sunday, September 12, at 10.30am.

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“The easing of restrictions has seen changes in what we are able to do in the context of the church.

“We are now able to welcome more people to our in-person worship on Sundays, booking is no longer essential but we encourage everyone to still wear their face masks, social distance from each other and use the hand gel provided at the door on the way in and out of the church.

“One thing which has helped to make our worship more joyful is that we are now able to sing in church- a real ‘Hallelujah’ moment for us!”

Rev Nimmo, who took over at the Arnott Way parish during the pandemic, is also planning an informal celebratory evening service in September

He said: “I arrived as the minister here more than a year ago during the pandemic, and as a result, I wasn’t able to meet people.

“So we are going to have an informal evening with food and entertainment so that people can come and meet me, as we weren’t able to do so last year with the restrictions in place.

“As restrictions ease, I look forward to meeting more people in person, and seeing our congregational life flower once again.

“However, I am very aware that some people will still need to be very careful, and may not be able to come to worship.

“Remember that we will continue to have our worship available for those at home. You can watch live or later on Facebook at 10.30am each Sunday.”

And for those without internet, you can hear the church’s Sunday service on CamGlen Radio 107.9FM at 3pm each Sunday; and the Dial-A-Service phone line: 0141 815 1901.

Further plans that the church has dependant on restrictions is a memorial service to mark the lives of those who passed away during the pandemic.

The date for this service is yet to be confirmed but the service aims to remember those who lost their lives not only to Covid-19, but also to those who passed away during the pandemic.

Rev Nimmo added: “Due to restrictions, funeral numbers were limited and so people weren’t able to have the funeral that they would have hoped for, for their loved ones.

“So we hope to contact families who we held funerals for during the lockdown but we are also opening this up to the community to have this special service.

“This will be chance to remember together those in our congregation and community whom we have lost.”

To keep up to date with the church, visit their Facebook page.

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