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.
Saturday 1st September marks a very special event in the Christian Aid Scotland calendar when they invite people to join them on a walk to remember loved ones no longer with us.
This 10-mile challenge starts in Dollar and ends at Logie Kirk in Stirling, following sections of the Hillfoots Diamond Jubilee Way, which runs below the Ochil Hills.
At Logie Kirk there will be an opportunity for quiet reflection and prayer.
When: Saturday 01 September – 10.00am
Where: Dollar Parish Church, Bridge Street, Dollar
The 1st Condorrat Girls’ Brigade company, attached to Condorrat Parish Church, is looking for new recruits!
Girls who would like to take part in some fun activities, make crafts as well as new friends will be made most welcome any Tuesday evening from Tuesday 28th August in Condorrat Church Hall.
Girls in P1 – P3 meet from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, while girls in P4 upwards meet from 7.30pm – 9.00pm.
The various activities and organisations for children and young people will soon be starting back at Abronhill Parish Church.
Sunday School starts back Sunday 26th August from 11am. The children go into church for the first 15 / 20 minutes and then have their own teaching – crafts, Bible stories, games, etc thereafter until 12.15pm.
The Nippers Club starts back Tuesday 28th August at 9.15am. Mothers and Toddlers and Playgroup will be on every Tuesday and Wednesday morning.
The Anchor Boys and Boys’ Brigade will now be on the same evening – Tuesday, starting 4th September. Anchor Boys from 6-7pm, with the Boys’ Brigade Junior Section (P4-S1), Company Section (S2 up) at 6.45pm.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is hosting an Organ Recital in the Parish Church on Thursday 23rd August at 7.30pm.
The organist will be Professor David Smith of King’s College, Aberdeen University and the evening will also feature our ‘top ten’ favourite hymns.
Entry costs £5 for church funds, and there will be tea or coffee and home baking.
A warm welcome is extended to everyone for this ‘not to be missed’ evening.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, in conjunction with Scotland’s Urban Past, will be making a start on a photographic survey of the gravestones in Cumbernauld kirkyard in Baronhill, Cumbernauld Village, on Saturday 28th July.
This will just be a taster session from 10am – 12.30pm and people can come along either to participate or just to find out more.
Equipment and spaces are limited so, if you are interested, please contact Lisa at lisasneds @ gmail.com to give us an idea of numbers. Thanks!
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is opening its doors to visitors once again this summer. Volunteers will be available every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm in July, August and September to welcome visitors and show them around our historic church building in the Village. Hope you can pop by and say hello!
We’ll have different opening arrangements during the weekend of Doors Open Days (8 / 9 September) and will post these nearer the time.
Remember, too, that the Church is open for worship every Sunday at 10.15am and everyone is welcome to attend any of our services. Worship during July and August also takes place each Sunday at the Forge Community Centre in Balloch at 11.45am.