Welcome to Carndonagh Presbyterian Church

hillhead
Tulnaree
Carndonagh
Co Donegal 
Eircode F93 XN23.   We hope you find this site useful and informative.
We meet every Sunday at 10.30am. You will be made very welcome.   For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29 verse 11

Currently due to the Covid restrictions the church is closed for worship.   A service is posted by Rev Derek Mc Kelvey on facebook e very weekend.  Check out Inishowen 4: Greenbank, Hillhead, Malin & Moville.

See Link below to Guidelines to ‘getting ready ready to gather again’. Please speak to a member of session with your thoughts on how we can slowly and safely move  towards the point of meeting together for worship

https://www.presbyterianireland.org/News/June-2020/Presbyterian-Church-in-Ireland-prepares-guidance-f.aspx

Some considerations from the document. There is guidance on the preparation of the church building but also importantly, we are asked to consider the age demographic of the members of the congregation and those who are  considered in the at risk/vulnerable category.  Some of these people may be more  likely to be resistant to the idea of staying away from church and who have missed it the most. Also our supply ministers are in the older demographic and at increased risk
 
The guidelines state that we are not to encourage those who are to remain cocooned/shielded to return to church even if that means Sunday service does not return as quickly as we might desire.  Opening up too soon can create a risk and also people tend to become careless with compliance with the regulations.
 
To limit the possibility of spreading the virus, for those Churches that have been able to continue ministry by digital means, the document suggests that it may be wise to continue to do so or move to a mixture of digital or socially distant face to face gatherings.
 
There is a checklist of things to have in place with regard to the preparation and cleaning of the church building but the Service format will also be different. (Reading, prayer, sermon–with  singing not allowed).  No offering to be taken up (contribute by bank transfer or in basket/container). There are also specific instructions on arrival & departure and marking out of seating in church as well as cleaning etc