Welcome to the blog of the five congregations of the Church of Scotland in Cumbernauld. We hope you enjoy your visit and find the information posted here to be of interest.
This year’s World Day of Prayer is on Friday 6th March and there will be an ecumenical worship service in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church at 7.30pm to which all are invited.
This year’s theme is “Rise! Take your mat and walk” and the service has been written by the Christian women of Zimbabwe.
The Bruadar Duo – classical guitarist Kieran McCrossan and flautist Lynn Fraser (whom many of us will know as Lynn Strang) – will be playing music from Spain, France and South America in a fund-raising concert for Cumbernauld Old Parish Church
The concert will take place in the church on Friday 21st February at 7.30pm and tickets are now available for a suggested donation of £5. It promises to be a wonderful night of music and refreshments will be available. Get your ticket now!
On Sunday 26th January all five Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld will come together for a joint service of worship.
The service will take place in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church at 11am and will take the form of a ‘Service of Praise’.
There will be two speakers: Prof. David J Smith, founding Head of Music at Northumbria University, and organist at Cumbernauld Old (www.davidjsmith.org.uk); and Iain McLarty, currently Musical Director of the Scottish Chamber Choir and Edinburgh Charity Orchestra, and who develops worship resources for the Church of Scotland, including spearheading a new ‘Church Hymnary 4’ project (www.iainmclarty.co.uk).
“Let us proclaim the Lord’s greatness;
let us praise his name together!”
The Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld have announced their Christmas worship services (see below). Please come and join us on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Everyone will be made most welcome!
Tuesday 24th December – Christmas Eve
- 3.15pm Follow the Star – an interactive nativity play hosted by Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. Meet at the Village bus stop in Roadside.
- 6.30pm Christmas Eve Family Service – Abronhill Parish Church
- 7.00pm Carol Service – St Mungo’s Parish Church, joined by Kildrum Parish Church
- 11.00pm Carol-singing, followed by a Watchnight Service at 11.30pm – Condorrat Parish Church
- 11.15pm Carol-singing, followed by a Watchnight Service at 11.30pm – Abronhill Parish Church
- 11.30pm Watchnight Service – Cumbernauld Old Parish Church
Wednesday 25th December – Christmas Day
- 10.30am Christmas Day worship – Condorrat Parish Church
- 10.30am Christmas Day worship – Cumbernauld Old Parish Church
- 10.30am Christmas Day worship – Kildrum Parish Church, joined by St Mungo’s Parish Church
The annual Rainbow Service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church takes place in the Church on Sunday 15th December at 3.00pm. This short, reflective service is for those who have been bereaved, either recently or some time ago, and find Christmas-time particularly painful or tinged with sadness. We invite you to come along for a service of worship and remembrance, peace and hope.
During the service you will have the opportunity to tie a coloured ribbon to the Rainbow Tree in memory of a loved one, as well as take one home as a keepsake. Please note this service is not suitable for young children.
The Rainbow Tree will remain in the Church until Easter Day, when all the ribbons will be carefully removed, ironed and made into something beautiful.
The final two fund-raisers of the year for Cumbernauld Old Parish Church are the Christmas Hamper Raffle and Carols by Candlelight, an evening of favourite carols, festive readings and a winter-warmer mulled fruit punch and seasonal bites on arrival.
This will be held in the church on Friday 20th December at 7.30pm. We are suggesting a donation of £5 per ticket, and these are now available. The raffle for the Christmas Hamper will be drawn on the night. We are also still open to donations of items for the hamper.
A reminder that this Sunday afternoon (8th December) Condorrat Parish Church is holding a Toddlers’ Praise service in the Parish Church.
This special Christmas-themed service, which starts at 2.00pm on Sunday, is designed specifically for babies and toddlers and we hope they will bring along their parents and grandparents, siblings and other relatives. It promises to be a real family occasion!
There will be songs and stories as well as tea / coffee and biscuits. Join in the Christmas fun as we follow the path of stars to find the Baby Jesus. Don’t miss it!