Men’s Group programme

The Men’s Group at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church has just published their programme of activities for March – July.

During the winter months the group meet mostly at the church with a wide range of speakers, but once the lighter nights come in there is the opportunity to go a bit further afield and this is reflected in the programme below.
Everyone is welcome to join us – just get in touch if you would like to know more.

Thursday 23 MarchTen-pin Bowling
7.00 for 7.30pm in Camelon, Falkirk
Wednesday 19 AprilVisit to Grangemouth Museum 
10am leaving from the car park opposite the manse
Wednesday 24 MayAudio/Visual presentation by Andy Pearson
7.00 for 7.30pm in the Church session house
Wednesday 7 JuneVisit: Cowane’s Hospital, Stirling
10am leaving from the car park opposite the manse.
Wednesday 21 June End of Session Meal. Venue to be decided
7.00 for 7.30pm
Wednesday 12 or 19 JulyBowling at Cumbernauld Bowling Club at 7pm

Adult Fellowship Group

Announcing a new group for adults – we’re calling it the Adult Fellowship – a joint initiative among Kildrum / St Mungo’s and Cumbernauld Old Parish Churches.

The first meeting of this group is next Wednesday 8th February at 2.30pm, with Rev James Gemmell, one of our Team Ministers, as the guest speaker.

The Adult Fellowship will meet in the Session Room at St Mungo’s Parish Church, usually on the first Wednesday of every month (but see below), and is open to everyone. Hope you can join us.

Provisional Programme:
8th FebruaryJames Gemmell: “Experiences in study, Ministry and life!”
1st MarchFiona Crawford: (title to be announced)
5th AprilRay McLean: “Ancestry”
3rd MayAnne Walker: “Tales from the Classroom”
7th JuneJim Walker: “The Roman army in Scotland”
5th JulyDouglas and Barbara Bowie: “Pottery expertise and bring your own”
9th AugustJohn Kusel: “Scientific research and religious studies in Brazil”
6th SeptemberAlan Sage: “The Cosmic vision of Teilhard de Chardin”
4th OctoberSuzi Farrant: “Multi-generational church”
8th NovemberElinor Gordon: (title to be announced)
6th December“Pilgrimage experiences” – various contributions from the congregation

We’ll also put the above programme for 2023 into our next Church newsletter and post the upcoming meetings on the What’s On pages of our website as well as on social media as they come along, so watch this space!

Christmas Concert 2022

You are invited to join us on Tuesday 13th December at 7.30pm at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church for an evening of ‘baubles, bells and brass’ with local musician David Swan and friends. They’ll play carols, Christmas songs and festive music and will be joined by the new local singing group Arria Voices (making their debut aooearance!) and the 1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade.

Entry by voluntary donation to Homeless Project Scotland. Don’t miss it!

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church Christmas concert poster

Songs from the Musicals

Tickets are still available for the musical evening to be held at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Thursday 10th November. The entertainment will start at 7.30pm and be provided by the Cumbernauld Musical Theatre Society who will be singing a variety of well-known songs from musical theatre.

Entry to the event will be by reserved ticket, but the charge will simply be by voluntary donation to Church funds at the door on the night. To reserve your ticket for the event please see or phone Caroline Edwardson (01236 724933) or speak to any member of the Fundraising group. It promises to be an enjoyable and uplifting evening for all.

Book Group meeting for October

The next meeting of the Book Group at Cumbernauld Old will be on Tuesday 4th October at 2pm in the Session House next to the Church.

We will be discussing last month’s book choice, ‘The Midnight Library’ by Matt Haig, and deciding what book we will read this month. Anyone wishing to join us will be made most welcome.

The group is supported by our local library service and so we will have copies of books specifically for lending to book groups; there is no need to buy any of the books selected, unless of course you enjoy the book so much that you want a copy for your own library.

Coming Soon – Musical Theatre Event

The Fundraising Group at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is delighted to announce a musical event to be held on Thursday 10th November in aid of Church funds. The entertainment will be provided by the Cumbernauld Musical Theatre Society and will take place at 7.30pm in the Village Church.

The concert party will sing a variety of well-known songs from musical theatre.

Entry to the event will be by reserved ticket, but the charge will simply be by donation at the door on the night. To reserve a ticket for the event, which we expect will be very popular, please see / phone Caroline Edwardson (01236 724933) or speak to any member of the Fundraising group.

Community Singing Group

Part Two* of the new things happening in Cumbernauld Old this week is a new Community Singing Group which will start on Wednesday 7th September at 7pm.
This will meet in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church every Wednesday from 7 – 8pm and all are welcome, whether you can sing – or even think you can sing – or not!

No experience necessary, you don’t even need to be able to read music! It promises to be fun, so please come along and see what you think.

There’s a Twitter page @SingCumbernauld which we’ll try to keep updated with all our news. Please give us a wee follow there! And see you on Wednesday evening…

(*If you missed Part One, then that was our Book Group which started on Tuesday 6th September at 2.00pm and which will meet at the Church on the first Tuesday of every month.)

One Enchanted Evening!

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church was delighted to host the Bruadar Duo last week as part of their recent series of concerts and it’s safe to say they held us spell-bound by their music. Many thanks to Kieran (guitar) and Lynn (flute) for their wonderful playing of contemporary music from South America and the UK. It really was an evening to remember!

Here’s a selection of photos from what was a fantastic concert: