Festival of Light 2018

181209_010 Festival of Light posterCumbernauld’s annual Festival of Light worship service will take place on Sunday 9th December at 7.30pm in Sacred Heart Church, Kildrum.

This ecumenical service has been organised by a committee gathered from a number of local churches and we hope as many people as possible will come along and support the event.

Croy Silver Band will again be leading the congregational singing and we will be joined by the choir from one of the local primary schools as well as the Columban Singers from Kilsyth.

No tickets are required, but donations taken at the end of the service will be shared between the Third World Group from Sacred Heart Church and Christian Aid.

The Feast of St Mungo

The congregation of St Mungo’s Parish Church in Cumbernauld are delighted to have been asked by Father Campbell of St Lucy’s & Sacred Heart parishes to host a service on Saturday 13th January at 11.30am to celebrate the feast of St Mungo. All are welcome.

There will also be an opportunity to share in fellowship together by way of a meal at the La Bella restaurant in the Town Centre after the service. If you wish to attend the meal please notify Father Campbell or this page as soon as possible to give the restaurant notice of numbers. Many thanks.

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.


Festival of Light

Festival of Light 2015The annual Festival of Light Service takes place on Sunday 6th December at St Mungo’s Parish Church in Cumbernauld Town Centre at 7.30pm.

Please come if you can and join the congregation to sing carols, hear readings from the Bible and listen to the Croy Silver Band and the Gaelic Choir.

It will be a memorable evening and we look forward to welcoming you. Entry is by donation with the proceeds being shared between Christian Aid and the Third World Group of Sacred Heart church.

Festival of Light update

The organising committee of the hugely successful 2014 Festival of Light is pleased to announce that the total raised by the retiring collection was £642.25. This amount was split evenly between Christian Aid and Scared Heart’s Third World Group.
The committee very much hope to see you at this year’s event, which will be held on Sunday 6 December at 7.30pm. (Venue to be confirmed.)  Please can you put this in your diaries now in order to save the date, and we look forward to welcoming you to this wonderful Cumbernauld institution.

Doors Open Days

Both Cumbernauld Old and Kildrum Parish Churches are taking part in this year’s Doors Open Days in the North Lanarkshire area. If you are in the area this weekend, why not drop in and pay us a visit?

Cumbernauld Old will be open on Saturday 13th September from noon until 4.00pm and again on Sunday 14th September from noon until 4.00pm. Also, our regular worship service at 10.15am in the Parish Church is open to all.

Kildrum Parish Church will be open on Saturday 13th September from 10.30am until 2.00pm and we will have people on hand to welcome you and show you around. On Sunday 14th September we offer a warm welcome to anyone who wishes to worship with us – services start at 10.30am.

In addition, please note that our sister church of Sacred Heart will be also be taking part in Doors Open Days and will be open to visitors on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th from 10.30am until 5.00pm both days, with Sunday worship at 9am, 10.30am and 5.30pm.

Holy Week & Easter 2013

The five Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld are holding a number of worship services and activities during Holy Week, which starts on Palm Sunday, 24th March. The details are listed below. All are open to everyone and we hope you will join us during this special time for the Christian church.

Saturday 23rd March

  • 11.00am Toddlers’ Praise, Cumbernauld Old – songs, prayers, stories and activities on an Easter theme for the wee ones and their families. We invite those attending this service (or our Palm Sunday services on the 24th) to bring along a small chocolate Easter Egg to be passed on to children in the Glasgow area, via the Social Work Department, who wouldn’t otherwise get one. Thank you.

Palm Sunday 24th March

  • 10.15am Morning Worship, Cumbernauld Old
  • 10.30am Morning Worship, Kildrum, including youth organisations’ parade
  • 11.00am Morning Worship, Condorrat
  • 11.15am Morning Worship, Abronhill
  • 11.15am Morning Worship, St Mungo’s
  • 11.45am Morning Worship, Forge Community Centre, Balloch (Cumbernauld Old)

Monday 25th March

  • 7.30pm Worship Service, Abronhill

Tuesday 26th March

  • 7.30pm Worship Service, Abronhill

Wednesday 27th March

  • 7.30pm Worship Service, Abronhill

Thursday 28th March

  • 7.00pm Paschal Meal, Kildrum, in the large hall – a commemoration of the Last Supper, including a meal and Holy Communion.
  • 7.00pm Maundy Thursday Communion Service, Condorrat
  • 7.30pm Worship Service, Abronhill
  • 7.30pm Maundy Thursday Communion Service, Cumbernauld Old

Good Friday 29th March

  • 11.00am – 1.00pm (approx) Good Friday Walk of Witness, organised by Cumbernauld Churches Together. This starts from Sacred Heart Church and visits Kildrum Parish Church, Church of the Holy Name and Cornerstone Christian Fellowship with a short act of worship at each before finishing at the United Reformed Church where there will be a snack lunch.
  • 12 noon – 3.00pm Good Friday vigil, Cumbernauld Old. A time of silence and reflection with readings and prayers on the hour and half-hour.
  • 12 noon – 3.00pm Good Friday vigil, Kildrum. Please feel free to come at any time during this period. The Minister and Deacon will lead reflections, readings and prayer on the quarter hour.
  • 7.00pm Worship Service, Condorrat
  • 7.30pm Worship Service, Abronhill

Easter Day – Sunday 31st March

  • 7.00am Early morning service, Kildrum, with Holy Communion. This will take place in the Chancel Garden and will be followed by breakfast in the large hall.
  • 10.30am Morning Worship, Kildrum
  • 11.00am Morning Worship, Condorrat
  • 11.15am Morning Worship, Abronhill
  • 11.15am Morning Worship, St Mungo’s
  • 11.45am Morning Worship, Forge Community Centre, Balloch (Cumbernauld Old). The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated at this service.
  • 4.00pm – 6.00pm Messy Church, Forge Community Centre, Balloch – stories, crafts and activities, followed by a time of celebration and a meal – for people of all ages.