General Assembly 2020

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland was scheduled to take place in Edinburgh from 16-22 May, however it can’t go ahead as planned because of the current virus restrictions. Although the full General Assembly cannot go forward, a special service will be held to formally install Rev Dr Martin Fair as the new Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

The full service will be streamed live on the Church of Scotland website and Facebook page from 11am on Saturday 16 May. A video of the event will also be available on the Church of Scotland website after the Installation. More information about Dr Fair’s installation as Moderator here.

In addition, a special online version of Heart and Soul will be streamed live on the Church of Scotland website and Facebook page from 2pm to around 4:20pm on Sunday 17 May.

Heart and Soul 2020 will include highlights from the service to install the new Moderator, along with worship, conversation, music and all-age entertainment. After 17 May, the full event will be available to watch on the Kirk’s website.

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Fundraising Concert by the Bruadar Duo

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!

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Carols by Candlelight

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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.

Cumbernauld Festival of Light

Time for another plug for the annual Festival of Light, organised by Cumbernauld Churches Together, which will be held on Sunday 8th December at 7.30pm in St Mungo’s Parish Church in Cumbernauld.

This beautiful candle-lit ecumenical service of nine hymns and four readings will feature Croy Silver Band as well as local choirs and favourite Christmas carols. Donations for Christian Aid and the Third World Group of Sacred Heart Church would be appreciated, although not necessary.

Please come along and join in our celebration of the Christmas story!

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Cumbernauld Festival of Light

Cumbernauld Churches Together warmly invite you to the annual Festival of Light which will be held this year in St Mungo’s Parish Church at 7.30pm on Sunday 8 December.

The Festival of Light, a beautiful candle-lit, ecumenical service of nine hymns and four lessons, is organised by members from various churches in Cumbernauld. As always, it will feature Croy Silver Band as well as local choirs and favourite Christmas Carols. 

Condorrat Christmas Fayre

Everyone is invited to Condorrat Parish Church’s Christmas Fayre this Saturday, 23rd November. The fun takes place in the Church Halls from 12 noon and entry is only £1 (50p for children).

There will be all the usual stalls – crafts, gifts, books, groceries, soft goods and home-baking, plus a cafe where you can have tea or coffee, and even soup and a roll. We are even expecting a visit from Santa Claus!

Bring the family for a grand day out.

St Andrew’s Night fund-raiser

The next fund-raising event arranged by Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be an evening of ‘music, entertainment and dancing’ (according to the publicity poster) in an early celebration of St Andrew’s Night.

It takes place on Friday 22nd November at 7.30pm in Cumbernauld Bowling Club. Tickets cost £5 and include supper. One of the other highlights of the evening will be our grand Christmas Hamper Raffle. It promises to be a fun evening, so please come along and join us.

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The Craft Group will be holding a Coffee and Craft afternoon on Monday 28 October from 2pm – 4pm in the kitchen hall. All are welcome. The members of the group have been working very hard at preparing cards and gifts for the stall and all proceeds will go to Church funds. There will be a charge of £2 which will include entrance and tea/coffee/goodies.

Our next ‘Lunch Break’ will be on Monday 4 November in the Church. Soup and light lunches, tea and cakes will be served between 12 noon and 2 pm. All are welcome to come along. Prices available on the day.

Craft Fair and Silent Auction

The next event on the Fundraising calendar at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is a Craft Fair and Silent Auction taking place this Friday 25th October at 7.30pm in Cumbernauld Bowling Club.

Tickets are now available and cost £2. This includes tea / coffee and a Christmassy biscuit.  We would be grateful for donations for the Silent Auction, for example wine, toiletries, perfume, novelty gifts, foodstuff, household items and bric a brac. These can be handed in on the night. Hope to see you there!

Another date for your diaries is the planned St Andrew’s Night fund-raiser on Friday 22nd November, again for Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, and again taking place at Cumbernauld Bowling Club. More information to follow.

Musical Evening at Kildrum

On the evening of Friday 18th October 2019 at 7.30pm, Kildrum Parish Church will be presenting “An Evening with Cheryl Forbes and Gordon Cree“.

Join international singing sensation Cheryl Forbes and singer, musician and raconteur Gordon Cree for a wonderful evening of music, laughter and song.

Tickets, priced at £10 each, are available from Mrs. Hilda Dunn by emailing her at hildadunn90 [at] hotmail.co.uk and will also be available at the door on the night.

Cumbernauld Old Church Fete

The annual Church Fete at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is taking place in the manse gardens on Saturday 11th May from 1pm – 3 pm. Tickets cost £3 and include tea / coffee and creamed scone with jam. Children’s entry is free. 

The following stalls and activities are planned: Fairtrade gift stall, tombola, ‘New to You’ stall, home baking, raffle, games for children (weather permitting), face painting, and craft stall. We are also delighted that members from the Cumbernauld Musical Theatre will be joining us to provide entertainment.

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Musical Evening at Cumbernauld Old

The next social and fund-raising event at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be a Musical Evening on Friday 29th March led by our very talented organist Professor David J.Smith, who will treat us to recitals on harpsichord and organ.
By popular request, David will also be delighting us with his amazing improvisations – will you be able to guess the tune?

There will also be a guest appearance by the Columban Singers, led by their Musical Director Mariot Dallas. Teas, coffees and home baking will be served.

Our last musical evening was a great success, and we are sure this one will be too.
Entry is by a donation to church funds, so please come along by 7.30 on Friday 29th March for a very entertaining and enjoyable evening.

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Condorrat Craft Fair

Condorrat Parish Church invite you to our Craft Fair in the church halls on Saturday 30th March from 11am – 1pm.

There will be 18 tables of amazing crafts as well as our ‘world-renowned’ baking in the tearoom. Don’t miss it!

Entry is by a suggested donation of £2 (£1 for children) and that includes a ticket for the tea-room. Crafts for sale include: Easter cards, glassware, felted goods, jewellery, home baking, jams and preserves, pictures, bags, fairy lights and so much more.

Hope you can join us!

Christian Aid Gatherings

The team at Christian Aid Scotland would like to invite you and your Christian Aid community to join them at the Gatherings 2019.

Join staff and supporters at a venue near you and find out how we can give, act and pray together in 2019.

Jeanne Kamara, Christian Aid’s country manager in Sierra Leone, will join us to celebrate how her team is transforming people’s lives by standing up to poverty and injustice.

You’ll also get the chance to learn more about Christian Aid’s key issues and how the money you raise is spent.

Tuesday 26 February 2019 – 10.00am – 1.00pm
St John’s Episcopal Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

Friday 1 March 2019 – 10.00am – 1.00pm
Wheatley House, 25 Cochrane Street, Glasgow, G1 1HL

(with other Gathering dates in Aberdeen and Inverness)

More details on the Christian Aid Scotland Facebook page.