Kildrum Kirk News, July 2020

It’s a different, and rather special, look for the latest newsletter from Kildrum Parish Church.

Because of the unusual circumstances we are all living through at present, and with our organisations and many of our activities ‘on hold’ for the moment, we thought we’d have a nostalgic look at our church over its early years, from its inception and building in the 1950s through into the early 1960s.

The information in this ‘old-style’ newsletter was taken from a booklet produced by Sharyn Miller as part of her project towards gaining her Queen’s Award in The Girls’ Brigade. We want to offer many thanks to Sharyn for agreeing that we could use and share this information.

Click on the cover page below to read the magazine. We really hope you enjoy reading it and, with us, reliving some wonderful memories.

Kildrum Kirk History newsletter

Holy Week 2020

200405_010 Palm Sunday crossAs we enter Holy Week 2020 in a way like no other, there are many ways in which we can continue to reflect and worship as the road leads us towards Good Friday and then onto Easter Day.

Abronhill Parish Church are posting reflections and prayers on their Facebook page, as are Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on their page, so please join us there.

News and worship materials from St Mungo’s and Kildrum are being posted to the Facebook page for the five Cumbernauld Church of Scotland congregations, while Condorrat will post updates to their website. Our Palm Sunday reflections are already online, so please stop by and have a look at them.

Away from Cumbernauld, Sanctuary First have suggestions of videos and meditations to view during Holy Week, all of which be accessed from www.sanctuaryfirst.org.uk, Spill the Beans Resources are partnering with Fischy Music and Rev Gayle Taylor to create a simple family-oriented act of worship and activity for each day of Holy Week. You can find that at www.facebook.com/spillbeansresources/ and, of course, the Church of Scotland Facebook page and Twitter feed both have frequent updates with meditations, reflections, prayers and worship ideas.

The church is most certainly not confined by bricks, wood, steel or stone, and although our buildings may be closed temporarily, our praise and worship, prayers and service continue. Feel free to join us at any time, day or night!

Kildrum Kirk News, April 2020

The latest newsletter from Kildrum Parish Church is now available.

As is the way of things in these unusual times, it has been published online, rather than as a paper edition to be delivered by hand to our members. So please have a read by clicking on the link below and feel free to share.

Kildrum Kirk News April 2020

Cumbernauld Churches Join in Worship

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!
(Psalm 34:3)

Christmas Worship in Cumbernauld

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

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.

New Link for Cumbernauld churches

St Mungo’s and Kildrum Parish Churches in Cumbernauld are linking. A Service of Linkage, led by Falkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland, will take place at St Mungo’s Parish Church on Thursday 4th April at 7pm.

Members of Presbytery will be in attendance and we encourage a good turnout from both congregations and the wider Cumbernauld community as we look forward to a bright future in partnership.

A tea with home baking will be held in the large hall after the service.

Quiz Night at Kildrum

Kildrum Parish Church is holding a Quiz Night and raffle on Saturday 2nd February at 7.00pm. The money raised from this event will be going towards Natalie Dunn’s trip to Machu Picchu, Peru. She is walking the Inca Trail in October to raise money for GirlGuiding and needs to raise £4000 overall. This event will help towards reaching that goal.

Around half the overall money raised goes to GirlGuiding while the other half goes towards covering the expenses of the trip such as paying doctors to come, to cover accommodation at either end of the trip (the rest is camping on the mountain), the food and the flights.

Teams can be minimum of two people up to eight people maximum. Tickets are £2 per head with tickets available at the door, where you will also be asked how many are in your team. You can also book tickets ahead through Natalie Dunn using Messenger; she will take note of your name and put tickets aside.

Sign-up or find out further information about the event on our Facebook page.

Christmas in Cumbernauld

Christmas is coming, and the Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld are looking forward to welcoming you at one (or more!) of our services. Here’s a little of what we have on offer, in addition to our regular services on Sunday 23rd December:

Christmas Eve – Monday 24th December

Abronhill Parish Church

Family Christmas Eve Service at 6.30pm
Watchnight Service at 11.15pm

Condorrat Parish Church

Carol-singing at 11.00pm, followed by
Watchnight Service at 11.30pm

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church

Family Christingle Service at 4.00pm
Watchnight Service at 11.30pm

Kildrum Parish Church

Family Christmas Eve Service at 7.00pm

St Mungo’s Parish Church

Family Christmas Eve Service at 7.00pm

Christmas Day – Tuesday 25th December

Christmas Day family service at Condorrat at 10.30am
Christmas Day family service at Kildrum at 10.30am
Christmas Day family service at Cumbernauld Old at 10.30am

“O Come, let us adore Him!”

Coming Together at Kildrum

On Sunday 25th November, the five Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld will be coming together for a joint worship service to be held in Kildrum Parish Church at 10.30am.

This joint service will replace the services held in the other four churches for one week only, and we hope there will be an excellent turnout. Everyone will be made most welcome!

Holy Week and Easter 2018

Here are the details of the worship services planned by the Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld for Holy Week and Easter. A warm invitation is extended to anyone who wishes to join us at any of our services.

Sunday 25th March – Palm Sunday

10.15am: Morning worship, Cumbernauld Old Parish Church (Village)
We invite those attending to bring a small chocolate Easter Egg which, after the service, will be distributed to children via our local food bank.

10.30am: Morning worship, Kildrum Parish Church
11.00am: Morning worship, Condorrat Parish Church
11.15am: Morning worship, Abronhill Parish Church
11.15am: Morning worship, St Mungo’s Parish Church
11.45am: Morning worship, Forge Centre, Balloch (Cumbernauld Old)
See note above about our Easter Egg collection.

2.00pm: Easter Toddlers’ Praise Service in Condorrat Parish Church.
This 30-minute service is designed with children under primary school age in mind. We’ll have songs, stories and other activities all on an Easter theme, followed by juice and biscuits (tea and coffee for the accompanying adults).

Monday 26th March:

7.00pm: Holy Week worship, Abronhill Parish Church

Tuesday 27th March:

7.00pm: Holy Week worship, Abronhill Parish Church

Wednesday 28th March:

7.00pm: Holy Week worship, Abronhill Parish Church

Thursday 29th March – Maundy Thursday

6.30pm for 7.00pm: Fish Supper and informal Communion service, St Mungo’s Parish Church
7.00pm: Holy Week worship with Holy Communion, Abronhill Parish Church
7.00pm: Sacrament of Holy Communion, Cumbernauld Old Parish Church

Friday 30th March – Good Friday

10.30am: Walk of Witness, organised by Cumbernauld Churches Together. Leaving from outside the former Dunnes store, we will proceed through the Town Centre and finish at Cumbernauld United Reformed Church for a short act of worship at around 12 noon.

12 noon – 3.00pm: Good Friday Vigil at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church. The church will be open for prayer and reflection with Bible readings on the hour and half-hour.

7.00pm: Good Friday worship, Abronhill Parish Church
7.00pm: Good Friday worship, Kildrum Parish Church
7.30pm: Good Friday worship, St Mungo’s Parish Church

Sunday 1st April – Easter Day

7.00am: Easter Morning service in the Chancel garden of Kildrum Parish Church, followed by breakfast in the Church Halls.

10.15am: Morning worship, Cumbernauld Old Parish Church (Village)
10.30am: Morning worship, Kildrum Parish Church
11.00am: Morning worship, Condorrat Parish Church
11.15am: Morning worship, Abronhill Parish Church
11.15am: Morning worship, St Mungo’s Parish Church
11.45am: Morning worship, Forge Centre, Balloch (Cumbernauld Old)

Sunday 4th March

Good morning everyone!
Just in case you missed the flurry (❄sorry!) of activity on our Facebook page and Twitter feed yesterday evening, we can advise that the worship services at Abronhill, Condorrat, Kildrum and St Mungo’s Parish Churches tomorrow have been cancelled due to the outdoor conditions and continuing severe weather alerts.
As it stands, the Communion service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church at 11am in the Village is still on. We’ll let you know on Facebook and Twitter should there be a change.

Please take care and do not travel if it seems unsafe to do so.

Holy Week & Easter 2017

The five Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld have announced details of their worship services and activities for Holy Week and Easter. Here’s a list of what we have planned:

Sunday 9th April – Palm Sunday

10.15am: Morning worship, Cumbernauld Old Parish Church (Village)

10.30am: Morning worship, Kildrum Parish Church

11.00am: Morning worship, Condorrat Parish Church

11.15am: Morning worship, Abronhill Parish Church

11.15am: Morning worship, St Mungo’s Parish Church

11.45am: Morning worship, Forge Centre, Balloch (Cumbernauld Old)

2.00pm: Toddlers Praise in the Condorrat Parish Church Hall. For families with pre-school children, but school age siblings and and grandparents welcome too. A fun, relaxed service lasting around 30 minutes followed by tea and biscuits.

Monday 10th April

7.00pm: Holy Week service, Abronhill Parish Church

Tuesday 11th April

7.00pm: Holy Week service, Abronhill Parish Church

Wednesday 12th April

7.00pm: Holy Week service, Abronhill Parish Church

Thursday 13th April – Maundy Thursday

7.00pm: Maundy Thursday Communion service, Abronhill

7.00pm: Maundy Thursday Communion Service, Condorrat

7.00pm: Maundy Thursday service, St Mungo’s. We will share a simple Passover meal in the large hall followed by Communion in the church sanctuary

7.30pm: Maundy Thursday Communion service, Cumbernauld Old

7.30pm: Maundy Thursday Communion service, Kildrum

Friday 14th April – Good Friday

10.30am – 12 noon (approx): Good Friday Walk of Witness, arranged by Cumbernauld Churches Together. Starting from outside the Dunnes store in the Town Centre at 10.45am and going via various locations in the Town Centre, ending at Cumbernauld United Reformed Church at around 12 noon. (Please note our new timings this year)

12.00 – 3.00pm: Good Friday Vigil – Cumbernauld Old will be open for prayer and reflection, with Bible readings and meditations on the hour and half-hour.

12.00 – 3.00pm: Good Friday Vigil, following the last three hours of Jesus’ passion and death with a short reading and reflection every 15 minutes, remainder of the time for quiet. Kildrum Parish Church

7.00pm: Good Friday service, Abronhill

7.00pm: Good Friday service, Condorrat

7.00pm: Good Friday service, St Mungo’s

Sunday 16th April – Easter Day

7.00am: Easter Morning service in the Chancel garden of Kildrum Parish Church

10.15am: Easter Day service, Cumbernauld Old

10.30am: Easter Day service, Kildrum

11.00am: Easter Day service, Condorrat, with decoration of the cross with daffodils

11.15am: Easter Day service, Abronhill

11.15am: Easter Day service, St Mungo’s

11.45am: Easter Day service, Forge Centre, Balloch (Cumbernauld Old)

 

 

Festival of Light 2016

The annual Festival of Light service will be held this year in Sacred Heart Church in Kildrum on Sunday 4 December at 7.30 pm and everyone is cordially invited to come along and join this ecumenical Carol Service.

This festival of Christmas carols and Bible readings has been going for 26 years and is organised by a committee drawn from many Cumbernauld churches. This year’s festival will feature Cumbernauld Choir and the children from Carbrain Primary School as well as festival stalwarts, the Croy Silver Band. The readings will be given by Andrew Longye, Minister at the Free Church, Stuart McDonald MP, Liz Dalling and Ivar Struthers from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church of Scotland. The reflection this year will be given by Deacon Kenny McGeachie of St Lucy’s in Abronhill.

As well as bringing congregations from all of Cumbernauld’s Churches together in a Christmas celebration, the Festival Of Light is also a fundraising event for Sacred Heart’s Third World Group and for Christian Aid, whose Christmas Appeal this year coincidentally is entitled Light the Way for people fleeing violence this Christmas.

Please come along and lend your support to this wonderful Christmas service. It really is a very special evening. We attach a poster you may wish to copy and circulate. But most of all, please come along and show your support on Sunday 4th December.

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Holy Week & Easter services

The Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld are marking Holy Week 2016 with a number of worship services and activities across the town. Here’s a list of what we have planned:

Sunday 20th March – Palm Sunday

10.15am: Morning worship, Cumbernauld Old Parish Church (Village)
10.30am: Morning worship, Kildrum Parish Church
11.00am: Morning worship, Condorrat Parish Church
11.15am: Morning worship, Abronhill Parish Church
11.15am: Morning worship, St Mungo’s Parish Church
11.45am: Morning worship, Forge Centre, Balloch (Cumbernauld Old)

Monday 21st March

7.30pm: Holy Week service, Abronhill Parish Church

Tuesday 22nd March

7.30pm: Holy Week service, Abronhill Parish Church

Wednesday 23rd March

7.30pm: Holy Week service, Abronhill Parish Church

Thursday 24th March – Maundy Thursday

7.00pm: Maundy Thursday Communion Service, Condorrat
7.00pm: Maundy Thursday Communion service, Kildrum
7.00pm: Communion service, followed by a fish supper, in the large hall of St Mungo’s Parish Church
7.30pm: Maundy Thursday service, Abronhill
7.30pm: Maundy Thursday Communion service, Cumbernauld Old

Friday 25th March – Good Friday

11:am – 1.00pm (approx): Good Friday Walk of Witness, arranged by Cumbernauld Churches Together. Starting from outside Dunnes’ Store at 11am and going via various locations in the Town Centre, ending at Cumbernauld United Reformed Church at around 1.00pm

12.00 – 3.00pm: Good Friday Vigil – prayer, reflection, Bible readings and meditations on the hour and half-hour – Cumbernauld Old

12.00 – 3.00pm: Good Friday Vigil, following the last three hours of Jesus’ passion and death with a short reading and reflection every 15 minutes, remainder of the time for quiet. Kildrum Parish Church

7.00pm: Good Friday service, Condorrat
7.30pm: Good Friday service, Abronhill

Sunday 27th March – Easter Day

6.00am: Act of worship in Kilsyth hills (meet in the Abronhill Church car park at 5.30am)

7.00am: Easter Sunday service in the Chancel garden of Kildrum Parish Church followed by breakfast in the church hall

10.15am: Easter Day service, Cumbernauld Old
10.30am: Easter Day service, Kildrum
11.00am: Easter Day service, Condorrat
11.15am: Easter Day service, Abronhill
11.15am: Easter Day service, St Mungo’s
11.45am: Easter Day service, Forge Centre, Balloch (Cumbernauld Old)