Welcome to St. Leonard’s – an inclusive and open congregation with family at its heart…a fellowship in the Presbyterian tradition set in St. Andrews, one of Scotland and Europe’s finest towns; a place of history, learning and culture.
These are extraordinary times and ever evolving. Here is some information on how St Leonard’s and Cameron are responding.
Pastoral Care, Funerals & Practical Help during the Coronavirus situation
Pastoral Care The Minister is in the process of putting together a list of people from both congregations who he will be making a special effort to keep in contact with over the duration of this period. This contact will be by telephone or email.
If you know of anyone who you feel needs regular contact, please let the minister know, remembering to ask the person if they happy for you to pass on their name and contact details.
Elders are encouraged to telephone or email people in their districts too.
We would really like to keep in touch with everyone in the Cameron and St. Leonard’s family throughout this difficult and unsettling time. We already hold, with permission, the contact details of a number of people across both congregations. However, we do not have everybody’s, so if you would like us to keep in touch either by telephone or email, by text message or WhatsApp, please get in touch with the Church Office with your contact details. Either phone 01334 477736 (home phone whilst in lockdown, so please ring during office hours!) or email email@example.com
And don’t forget that there is also a Facebook Page and we will be endeavouring to share as much as we can there too.
Funerals Unfortunately funerals in Church will not be possible, but the Minister will still be conducting funerals at the crematorium or by a graveside. Anyone who has a bereavement should contact an undertaker, and then the arrangements will be made. At the moment there are no restrictions on numbers attending funerals, but if any such restrictions are introduced, it may be that a simple funeral service will be held, with the offer of a memorial service later on.
Practical Help As people will be aware, there is already a growing network from across the community offering practical support to those who have self-isolated and who have no extended family or others able to provide basic help. If you are willing to become part of the this network and help with everything from collecting basic shopping, picking up and deliver prescriptions, post letters, or walking the dog, search for the Community Aid St Andrews group on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org Only consider volunteering if you are not in the ‘vulnerable’ category yourself, and are fully fit and well.
Sermons Graeme recorded his sermon on 15th March and we have managed to upload it onto a newly created YouTube channel for the church. Graeme will be doing this regularly and it is available on the Digital Ministry Page
Christian Aid Week – please click to this link here. Christian Aid Week May 2020
For any pastoral matters, please do not hesitate to contact by email Graeme or by phone on 01334 472793
St Leonard’s Church & Cameron Parish Church are both registered Scottish Charities
St Leonard’s Parish Church: SC013586 Cameron Parish Church: SC05565