Worship for Sunday 25th July

We hope you can join us either in person or online for our worship service from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church this Sunday, 25th July. Worship this week is led by Ivar Struthers, one of our elders and a Reader with the Church of Scotland.

If you wish to come along, the service in the Parish Church starts at 11.00am. You’ll need to let us know beforehand if you wish to attend, so please contact Anne on 01236 726875 or 07719 290042 to reserve your place. A reminder, too, that face-coverings need to be worn while inside the church building and follow the other measures we have in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

If you are worshipping with us online, just click on the video link below.
As with all our worship services, this Sunday’s service is available to all, so please feel free to share with any family or friends.

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 25th August

Pastoral Cover during July

Rev Elspeth McKay is on annual leave and will return on Sunday 1st August.
If anyone is in need of urgent pastoral support and assistance during the minister’s absence, please call the manse telephone number 01236 728853 where there will be a message on the answering machine with details of whom to contact if necessary.
Our deacon, Valerie Cuthbertson DCS, can be contacted on 01698 429232.

Live-streaming on its way!

Exciting news for Cumbernauld Old Parish Church!
After ordering it in May, and several hiccups later, finally BT Openreach are installing broadband into the Parish Church. Our 17th Century building is joining the 21st Century.

This installation will mean that we can have a stable connection for live-streaming our worship services. All we need to do now is to order the live-streaming equipment and then test it out! We’re not there yet, but that’s another building block in place. We’ll keep you posted.

Updated guidance about Church opening

Following the Scottish Government’s decision to move the whole of the country to Level 0, we are delighted to announce that we have been given permission by Glasgow Presbytery to allow up to 48 people to attend worship at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church this coming Sunday (25th July) and that we can once again sing hymns in church, albeit while wearing a face covering.

So we look forward to welcoming you to our worship service at 11am on Sunday when we can praise God together. You still need to let us know beforehand, so please contact Anne on on 01236 726875 or 07719 290042 to reserve your place. Also, just a reminder to please stay at home if you have Covid19 symptoms, that face coverings need to be worn during worship and that one-metre distancing will apply, except for family groups.

We’ll post details of our pre-recorded worship service for Sunday later in the week.

Worship for Sunday 18th July

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church invites you to join in our online worship service for Sunday 18th July. Worship is led by Ivar Struthers, one of our elders and a Reader with the Church of Scotland, and is available from the video link below.

As with all our worship services, this Sunday’s service is available to all, so please feel free to share with any family or friends.

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 18th July

Pastoral Cover during July

Rev Elspeth McKay is on annual leave and will return on Sunday 1st August.
If anyone is in need of urgent pastoral support and assistance during the minister’s absence, please call the manse telephone number 01236 728853 where there will be a message on the answering machine with details of whom to contact if necessary.
Our deacon, Valerie Cuthbertson DCS, can be contacted on 01698 429232.

Worship in the Parish Church

There will be a worship service in the Parish Church on Sunday 25th July at 11.00am to which all are welcome.
Because of the continuing need to ensure social distancing there is a restriction on the numbers who can attend. A booking system will apply for those wishing to attend worship in church, so please contact Anne on 01236 726875 or 07719 290042 to reserve your place.
Please note that face coverings need to be worn inside the church, except for people with a medical exemption.

The Scottish Government has announced that we will move to Level 0 from 19th July and we will let you how this may change our worship arrangements, e.g. if we will be permitted to sing hymns in church, etc. once we have studied the guidance from the Church of Scotland – so please watch this space!

Worship for Sunday 11th July

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church welcomes you to our online worship service for Sunday 11th July. Worship is led by Ivar Struthers, one of our elders and a Reader with the Church of Scotland, and is available from the video link below.

As with all our worship services, this Sunday’s service is available to all, so please feel free to share with any family or friends. Also, while you can watch our service at any time, why not watch around 11am on Sunday morning which is our usual time of worship when we are able to be together in the church building and which many of us still keep as our worship time.

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 11th July

Pastoral Cover during July

Rev Elspeth McKay is on annual leave and will return on Sunday 1st August.
If anyone is in need of urgent pastoral support and assistance during the minister’s absence, please call the manse telephone number 01236 728853 where there will be a message on the answering machine with details of whom to contact if necessary.

Worship in the Parish Church

The next date on which we will worship in person in the Parish Church will be Sunday 25th July at 11.00am
Because of the continuing need to ensure social distancing there is a restriction on the numbers who can attend. A booking system will apply for those wishing to attend worship in church, so please contact Anne on 01236 726875 or 07719 290042 to reserve your place. Under current restrictions, please note that face coverings need to be worn and we won’t be able to sing during our worship. If that situation changes we’ll keep everyone informed through our website and on our social media channels.

Please visit our Facebook page or website to find all the latest news from Cumbernauld Old.

Worship for Sunday 4th July

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church invites you to worship with us online on Sunday 4th July. Worship is led by our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay and is available from the video link below.

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 4th July

As with all our worship services, this Sunday’s service is available to all, so please feel free to share with any family or friends. Also, while you can watch our service at any time, why not watch around 11am on Sunday morning which is our usual time of worship when we are able to be together in the church building and which many of us still keep as our worship time.

Pastoral Cover in July

Rev Elspeth McKay will be on annual leave from Monday 5th July until Sunday 1st August.
Our Sunday worship services, online and in person on the 25th July, will be led by Ivar Struthers, an elder here and a Reader with the Church of Scotland.
If anyone is in need of urgent pastoral support and assistance during the minister’s absence, please call the manse telephone number 01236 728853 where there will be a message on the answering machine with details of whom to contact if necessary.

Glasgow Presbytery

On Wednesday 30th June the Church of Scotland congregations in Cumbernauld, including Cumbernauld Old, transferred from the Presbytery of Falkirk to the Presbytery of Glasgow.
As we say our farewells to Falkirk we wish them every success and God’s blessing for the future, and as we join Glasgow we look forward to this new venture in God’s plan and hope it will be a fruitful time for us all.

Transforming lives

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is a Fairtrade Church and, when we are able, serve Fairtrade teas and coffees after our services and occasionally have Fairtrade goods available to buy.
Earlier this year we were able to pass on some of the donations we received to a number of charities through our connections with Gavin’s Mill. One such charity was Transform Burkina and they wrote to us to say how our donation made a difference there…

“Many thanks for your kind donation to Transform Burkina which you made via Gavin’s Mill Gifts. It has been as especially difficult year globally due to the Covid-19 pandemic and although Burkina Faso has not been hit as hard as other countries directly by the virus, the indirect effects of a national lockdown on such a fragile economy have been widespread. This has meant your donation has been more valuable than ever.

“All our projects have continued – the Bethanie Health Centre in Ouagadougou continues its vital work based in an informal settlement on the edge of the capital, our clean water projects have increased and we are currently in the process of creating new clean water supplies for three villages in the north of the country and our two agricultural projects are growing, with students learning the basics in farming techniques and then being given a starter pack of seeds and tools to start farming themselves.”

You can find out more at https://www.transformburkina.org.uk/health-3/

Thank you to everyone who supports our Fairtrade initiatives here at Cumbernauld Old. We look forward to a time when we can restart and hope it won’t be too long!

Worship for Sunday 27th June

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is delighted to welcome you to our online worship service for Sunday 27th June. Worship is led by our minister, Rev Elspeth McKay and is available from the link below.

You are welcome to join in our worship at any time, but why not join us this Sunday at 11am when we will also be together in the Parish Church sharing the same words and music as recorded below.

Worship from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for Sunday 27th July

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