Church

Easter at Cumbernauld Old

Thanks to everyone who brought along chocolate Easter Eggs to our services over the weekend of Palm Sunday. These will be distributed by the Social Work Department based in Glasgow to children and families who otherwise wouldn’t have one.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated on Thursday 2nd April (Maundy Thursday) at 7.30pm in the Parish Church.

The Good Friday Walk of Witness, arranged by Cumbernauld Churches Together, will be on Friday 3rd April, starting at 11am from Sacred Heart Church (please be there at 10.45am). We plan to take our usual route through the Town Centre via Kildrum Parish Church, Church of the Holy Name, Cornerstone Church and finishing at Cumbernauld United Reformed Church, where there will be a cup of tea or coffee around 1.00pm.

The Parish Church will also be open for our Good Friday Vigil between 12 noon and 3.00pm. This a time for quiet prayer and reflection in the Church, with a reading, meditation and prayer given on the hour and half-hour. You are welcome to come and stay as long as you wish during the above times.

On Sunday 5th April we celebrate Easter Day at morning worship in the Parish Church at 10.15am and in the Forge Community Centre, Balloch at 11.45am. Note that the J Team are now on holiday until 26th April, although the Sunday School at Balloch are still meeting as usual.

The Hamilton Window

The Hamilton Window (east aisle)In August this year, a new stained glass window was installed in the gallery above the east aisle of the Parish Church.

Designed by the artist Colin Stevenson and donated by Mr & Mrs Hamilton of Dullatur in celebration of their Golden Wedding Anniversary, the window takes its inspiration from the ‘Rainbow Window’ in the church vestibule and represents the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove. A colourful, powerful and welcome addition to our church, I’m sure you’ll agree!

Messy Church returns!

Messy ChurchNext Sunday afternoon (14th September) sees the return of Messy Church at the Forge Centre, Balloch after our summer break. The fun starts at 3pm and this month we’ll be looking at part of the story of Moses – the baby in the bullrushes – and there will be songs, stories, crafts, activities and finishing with a meal together. Messy Church is for everyone and we look forward to seeing you there.

Cumbernauld Old’s new look

We returned to our Parish Church building for worship this morning after the completion of work on the church roof. It has taken us ten years to get to this point and we’ve been away from the building for the past nine months or so, but it’s fair to say that everyone present was taken aback by the transformation. It’s great to see the old place looking so new!

Worship services take place in the Parish Church every Sunday at 10.15am and at the Forge Community Centre, Balloch at 11.45am. You are assured of a warm welcome at either service.

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church interior - January 2014

Project ROCK update – and it’s good news!

We are delighted to announce that, all being well, we will be back in our Parish Church building for our 10.15am service this Sunday 26th January.

It has been a long time coming, nearly nine months, but barring any last-minute unforeseen circumstances we’ll be back in the church building for worship in just a few days’ time.

Our 11.45am services continue, of course, at the Forge Community Centre, Balloch and we’d be delighted to welcome you to either of our worship centres on Sunday.