COVID–19

The Church and Halls remain closed meantime
(apart from worship on Sunday evening and Wednesday lunchtime – see below)

Our main act of worship until further notice will be the Sunday morning livestream.
We invite you to join us online every Sunday at 10.30am and to invite others.

However, following recent guidelines from the Scottish Government, we are now
permitted to gather for in-person worship under special conditions to keep everyone safe.

We are very happy to be able to welcome you to some worship and prayer time at the church in-person. There is a weekly service of reflective worship at 6pm on Sundays. The church is also open for self-guided private reflection and prayer each Wednesday at 1pm–2pm

How to book a place for Sunday evenings

The Government has set a cap of 50 for the total number of people allowed in the church at one time, including those conducting the service and the stewards. Here is what you need to do to reserve one of the limited number of seats in the church for the Sunday evening worship. (There is no booking needed for Wednesday prayers, but stewards will be on hand to help with seating.)

  • You can book by email or phone.The email address is bookgreenbank@gmail.com and the phone number is 07718 836683.
  • Booking will be open from 8pm every Sunday until 5pm on the Friday before the service or until we have reached full capacity - whichever is the earlier. (The booking has to close in time for us to work on seating allocations.)
  • You need to provide your name and phone number and the names of up to two other people coming with you from your household. We need the names and telephone numbers for the
  • The church will be marked out to accommodate single attenders, and household groups of up to 3 sitting together.  The 2 and 3 person seating areas are limited, and you may be offered single seats apart from each other if the 2s and 3s are already allocated when you book. All seating areas will be 2 metres distant from other individuals or household groups.
  • Entry to the service will not be possible unless you have reserved a place.Please do not turn up without having booked!

Here is some more information about what you will find when you arrive

  • The Church will be open from 5.30pm.
  • You will be asked to apply hand sanitiser and wear a face covering, to maximise the protection of other people.
  • You will be met at the door and shown to a specific seat.
  • The church will be marked out in a way that allows family groups of up to 3 to sit together but be 2 metres distant from other individuals or groups.
  • There will be no live singing.
  • Toilets will be available.
  • There will be no cash offerings taken.In time, we will have a contactless donation machine. In the meantime, please give by bank transfer or use the donate button on the website; or by cheque to the Treasurer if that is more convenient.
  • At the end of the service, please wait to be directed about how to leave the church

We’re looking forward to welcoming you online and in-person!

Greenbank Church will continue to follow all advice from the Government and Church of Scotland.

Martin Ritchie
Minister at Greenbank Parish Church, Edinburgh
07984 466 855


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