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!

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

St Mungo’s Backpack Appeal

The Sunday School at St Mungo’s Parish Church, Cumbernauld have suggested a way in which we can support the charity Mary’s Meals (www.marysmeals.org.uk)

Their idea is to recycle backpacks that are no longer used but are still in good condition and filling them with useful items which can then be passed on to children in Malawi. This enables them to get the most out of their education, as otherwise they might not be able to come to school with all the basic tools for learning.

We are hoping for any of the following donations to pack: notepads, pencils, crayons, erasers, rulers, sharpeners, pencil cases, towels, shorts or skirts, t-shirts or dresses, flip-flops or sandals, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, small ball.

Please contact this page for any further information or to arrange drop-off either on a Sunday morning at church or outwith our Sunday worship service times. Thank you!

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. 

Sacrament of Holy Communion

A number of our churches in Cumbernauld will be celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion this weekend. Here are the details we have so far:

Condorrat Parish Church will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday 1st September at 11.00am and all are welcome.

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion in the Village Church on Sunday 1st September at 11.00am. There will also be a short, reflective celebration of Communion in the Church at 6.30pm and all are welcome to come to either or both of these services.

St Mungo’s Parish Church will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday 1st September. The service starts at 11.30am and a warm welcome is offered to all.

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.

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!

St Mungo’s Christmas Fayre

St Mungo’s Parish Church, Cumbernauld is holding our annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday 24th November 2018 from 10am-2pm.

Tickets are available from members of the social and fundraising committee or at the door on the day and cost £3 for adults and £1 for children; this includes your tea, coffee and a selection of home baking. We shall also have on sale hot, filled rolls at only £1 extra.

Hamper, raffle and various gift stalls will also be available, so this is an ideal chance to grab a bargain or take a break from the Christmas shopping. See you there!

Harvest Thanksgiving at St Mungo’s

Cumbernauld: St Mungo’s Parish Church are holding our Harvest Thanksgiving Service this Sunday 7th October at 11.15am.

We’ll be accepting donations of canned or dry non-perishable goods to be forwarded on to the Salvation Army. Alternatively we shall also be accepting monetary donations for the Glasgow City Mission harvest appeal.

An Afternoon with Elvis and Frank

St Mungo’s Parish Church in Cumbernauld is holding ‘An afternoon with Elvis and Frank‘ on Saturday 11th August from 3pm – 6pm. Tickets are available now from members of the social committee, or at the door on the day, and cost £5 which includes a sandwich buffet.

This is your chance to relive all those memories of yesteryear and dance away to songs and music by Sinatra, Crosby, Presley, Como, Glen Miller, Fitzgerald, James et al – we will even take requests!

All are welcome and should you require any further info about this event, please  message our Facebook page directly. We hope to see you there!

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.