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.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church and Cumbernauld Village Community Council are looking for ways to commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War later this year.
One of the suggestions is to create a memorial display of knitted poppies. They have put together a sample of the kinds of poppies that can be hand-knitted (pictured) and produced knitting patterns for each design.
Obviously, the more poppies that can be knitted, the larger the final display that will be produced. So please pick up a pattern leaflet from the church or from the Community Council and make your own little contribution to the display. Thanks for your help!
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be opening its doors once again as part of North Lanarkshire’s participation in Doors Open Days, which this year will be on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September.
On Saturday 9th the church will be open to visitors from 1-5pm.
On Sunday 10th the church will be open from 2-5pm, as well as for morning worship at 10.15am.
Thanks to all the volunteers who put their name forward to provide a welcome over the Doors Open Days weekend. A warm welcome is assured!
On Remembrance Sunday, 13th November, there will be a short worship service including the Act of Remembrance led by the Salvation Army at the War Memorial in Cumbernauld Village at 10.45am. The morning worship service in the Parish Church will then follow at 11.15am, instead of our usual 10.15am start-time.
Remembrance Sunday worship at the Forge in Balloch will take place at the usual time of 11.45am and include a two-minute silence at noon.
At the request of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Scotland, in return for their generous financial support of the restoration of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, the Church will be open to the public each Sunday from 10th July to 18th September inclusive from 2pm – 5pm.
A church on the present site was first built in 1225 and the existing building, constructed on these original foundations, came into use in 1659.
If you would like to know our building’s history, from the Plague to the present, and admire its architecture, artifacts and beautiful stained glass windows, please come along on any Sunday afternoon during the summer months. We’d be delighted to see you!
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