WORSHIPPERS have returned to Cardross Parish Church for the first time in six months.

More than 40 people attended morning worship last Sunday at the first ‘in person’ service to be held at the village’s kirk since lockdown restrictions were imposed in March.

Places of worship across Scotland have been allowed to open since mid-July, but in common with many other Church of Scotland congregations, in Cardross the decision was made to wait a little longer.

A post on Facebook following Sunday morning’s service said: “Thank you all who made this morning’s re-opening service possible. Just over 40 people turned up for the first service to be held in the church building since the pandemic lockdown.

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“Despite the anti-virus regulations not allowing us to sing the service was filled with music and worship. Rev Maggie McArthur made this a very special and meaningful service.”

Online services will continue to be provided on YouTube.

At Helensburgh Parish Church, meanwhile, the first ‘Sacred Space’ session – described as “a time of music, prayer and reflection” – was held on Wednesday; the church’s first in-person Sunday service is due to be held on November 8.

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