Covid-19 information, resources & volunteering
In line with current government guidance, our buildings are closed for Sunday worship and other meetings and events but, as of Wednesday 1st July, we are now open for private, individual prayer between 10 am and 12 noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please click here for important information about how this is being managed.
The church office is open for limited periods over the week but in-person contact is not possible so please phone or email the office or the Rector if you need to speak to us.
For Covid-19 advice, please see the external links below.
St Thomas' Church
Regular video updates are posted on the church's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stthomasedin/
and on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1r0Eq3PqBmxioDssYXCbGQ
We are on Periscope at: https://www.pscp.tv/StThomasEdin
Postings available on David McCarthy's blog, "Gadget Vicar" https://www.gadgetvicar.org.uk
We are on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/stthomasedin
Information is available at various government and local community websites. Please note that St Thomas' cannot take responsibility for the content of external websites.
NHS advice on Covid-19: https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
Scottish Government: Coronavirus in Scotland: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
UK Government, Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) Coronavirus updates: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus
Scottish Community Councils: Information on coronavirus: http://www.communitycouncils.scot/information-on-coronavirus-for-community-councils.html
Edinburgh Council: Coronavirus - voluntary groups and volunteering: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus-4/coronavirus-can-help/1
Ready Scotland https://www.readyscotland.org/ is a source of information on helping the community, volunteering and support.
The National Food Service provide information on helping others safely during the Covid 19 emergency, available at their website https://www.nationalfoodservice.uk. See here for some advice on providing assistance with shopping.
Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK is another sources of information and advice for local community efforts - https://covidmutualaid.org/ .
Update from our local MSP, Alex Cole-Hamilton, 2nd July 2020 - Coronavirus and West Edinburgh