Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will soon have a new minister!
The Presbytery of Falkirk will induct Rev Elspeth McKay as minister of Cumbernauld Old at a service to be held in the church on Thursday 3rd August at 7.00pm.
We are looking forward to welcoming Elspeth and her family into our church and community and hope they feel very much at home here.
On Sunday 6th August at 11.00am in the Parish Church, Elspeth will be ‘preached in’ by her friend and colleague Rev Ian Dick. That service will replace our usual two services at 10.15am and 11.45am, the latter at the Forge Centre, Balloch.
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Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is planning to open its doors to visitors every Sunday afternoon, between 2pm and 5pm, during July, August and the early part of September.
A team of members will be available to show people round and to answer any questions they may have. Books charting the history of the church from the 13th Century onwards will also be available for sale.
The church is situated in Baronhill, Cumbernauld Village and a warm welcome awaits.
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is delighted to announce that the total collected from this year’s Christian Aid Week door-to-door collection in the parish was £2595.01 and that the Boys’ Brigade Display raised another £300 for Christian Aid. This is a marvellous total and is £700 more than was collected last year!
Furthermore, from that total, the donations made under Gift Aid amounted to £1274, meaning Christian Aid can recover the tax already paid on them, adding a further 20% or so. Thanks to everyone who completed the Gift Aid form on their red envelope.
The Church of Scotland congregations in the Presbytery of Falkirk (which includes the Cumbernauld churches) are holding an event over three days at the start of June called Pop-Up Pentecost.
On the the first two days there will be a Prayer Labyrinth in the Howgate Shopping Centre in Falkirk and on the Saturday there will be activities for all the family in a marquee at Falkirk Trinity Church in the town centre (inside the church if the weather’s bad). Entry to all events is free and we’ve created a Facebook event page for further details.
Thursday 1 June – 12 to 4 – Prayer Labyrinth in the Howgate
Friday 2 June – 11 to 3 – Prayer Labyrinth in the Howgate
Saturday 3 June – 11 to 3 – Pop-Up Pentecost, with crafts, games, music and stories, at Falkirk Trinity Church
Condorrat Parish Church is holding a Lunch and Fashion Show at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld on Saturday 1st July at 12 noon for 12.30pm.
Tickets are £25 and can be obtained from Margaret McCallum at Condorrat Church.
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St Mungo’s Parish Church is delighted to be playing a small part in the upcoming Re-Imagi-Nation Festival taking place in Cumbernauld during 19-21 May. The festival is being run by the Edinburgh International Book Festival in conjunction with NL Leisure and Culture.
St Mungo’s Church is hosting an exhibition on the Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm about New Town Life and Housing. A smaller photographic exhibition will be run by the Church itself at the same time showing the history of the Church’s construction. The Sanctuary shall also be open for those visiting the exhibition to view.
The Utopia to Carbuncle: Town Centre Walking Tour which starts at Sacred Heart RC Church at 11.30am on 20 & 21 May concludes at St Mungo’s Parish Church around 12.30pm where some refreshments shall be available. There are many varied and wide ranging events taking place in the town over the Festival – if anyone would like any further information please message Kathryn Ross via this page.