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Published April 30, 2020 by webbie in Covid-19
As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me!
Stay safe and well


Empty Church

Church members have been expressing their dismay and distress after reading a column in The Herald newspaper that accused the Church of issuing guidance that is cruel to people in vulnerable groups.

The opinion piece attacked the Church for its guidance to congregations on reopening buildings, which have been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We disagree entirely with the author’s interpretation of the guidance and reject completely her characterisation of our Church and its people.

To set the record straight, the Principal Clerk, the Chair of the General Trustees, the Convener of the Assembly Trustees and the Chief Officer have sent the letter below to The Herald.



Following advice there will not be any
services at Sandyhills until further notice.

There will be further updates as we are advised re pastoral visits etc.

Following a meeting after worship on Sunday a few things will happen fairly quickly.

Headline news

Please pass on any friends who are not able to log on to the church website etc, such that they are not able to get the sermons each week.

Just setup if you pass on to those friends the following no 01414655622 this will allow them to listen to the sermons each week. This should be available late on Sunday evening but definitely by noon on the Monday. The calls will be at local rates. Please let us know how this is received.

Pastoral care
Please contact the minister on

Norman Afrin
or at the manse 0141 778 1213

Session Clerk 
Maureen Sharp

If you have any website access issues re audio links to sermons, services, podcasts
contact Mike Abbott

By all means use any of the names listed and we will pass it on as soon as possible.

Sandyhills Parish Church is here to help you in anyway that we can in the unusual circumstances that we are in for some time.

“So do not fear, for I am with you”  Isaiah 41:10

We are Sandyhills church in the Eastend of Glasgow. In this difficult circumstances your local church is praying for you.  If you are in difficulty please contact the church on 07709093222 (Monday to Friday 1pm – 3pm) or 0141 778 3415 or email the minister.
There is a Facebook page and of course this website go to Church Directory for contact info.

I call you to pray.

Knowing not what these next days, weeks and maybe even months
will bring but we know God goes before us and He is still on His throne.

May all the glory go to Him!


Rev Norman Afrin.