Sacrament of Holy Communion

On Sunday 5th March we will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at our morning worship service. The service takes place in church at the usual time of 11am and will be led by the Rev Fiona Crawford. All are welcome.

There will be a Retiring Offering at Sunday’s service in aid of the Scottish registered charity SiMBA (see below) and there will be a plate for donations outside the door of the vestibule at the close of the service.
The aim of SiMBA is to honour babies who have died, been stillborn or miscarried. They create a space for bereaved parents and help parents to gather precious items to create a Memory Box which they then provide.
Like many charities they are facing spiraling costs and a significant shortfall in fundraising and have launched an urgent appeal for help. If you can, please donate today at:

Lent Discussion Group – Lord, teach us how to pray

The next session of our Lent discussions on prayer will be on Tuesday 7th March at 1.00pm in the church sanctuary. All welcome!

Prayer is the lifeblood of our relationship with God but we can often lack confidence in whether we’re ‘doing it right. Over eight weeks, James and Fiona will be running The Prayer Course, developed by Pete Greig, founder of 24/7 Prayer.
This will be a safe space where we hear from Pete, have time for discussion, and a chance to explore different ways of praying. The group is for everyone whether prayer is second nature to you, whether you struggle with it, whether it’s simply something you’d like to do more or whether you’d like to broaden your understanding of ways we can pray.

Quiz Night

The fundraising group is happy to announce their first event this year is the return of the popular Quiz Night led by local quizmaster Calum Cormac. It will be on Friday 17th March at Cumbernauld Bowling Club. Tickets cost £5 and are available in advance from any of the fundraising team or at the door on the night.

Latest Church Magazine

The latest edition of the quarterly newsletter from Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is now available and you can download it from the link below.

It’s a bumper edition this time around: as it’s the first of the year it contains the Session Clerk’s Report from 2022, and there is news from one of our Team Ministers, Fiona, as well as our regular updates from the Craft, Fundraising and Book Groups, the Property Team and the Food Bank. We are planning to change our church’s constitution to help us as we move forward and so there’s news about that. In addition there is news about an Adult Fellowship, a new joint venture by Kildrum, St Mungo’s and Cumbernauld Old Parish Churches. All that and more!

Sacrament of Holy Communion – Sunday 4th December

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On Sunday 4th December we will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at morning worship in the Parish Church at 11am. The service will be led by Rev Fiona Crawford and everyone is welcome.

There will be a retiring offering in aid of the Disasters Emergency Committee Pakistan Floods Appeal at this service with a plate for donations outside the door of the vestibule at the close of the service.

Kildrum Parish Church 60th Anniversary – Sunday 11th December

Kildrum Parish Church are celebrating their 60th Anniversary in December 2022 and have invited the congregations of St Mungo’s and Cumbernauld Old to join them for a special Anniversary Service on Sunday 11th December at 11am. As this will be a joint service for our three churches, please note there won’t be a service at Cumbernauld Old next Sunday.

Advent Reflections

Cumbernauld Churches Together are holding a series of Advent Reflections on Wednesdays 7th, 14th and 21st December all at 7.30pm in the Church of the Holy Name, Fleming Road, Seafar. Everyone is welcome and there will be refreshments at the end of each evening.

Festival of Light

The annual ecumenical Festival of Light Service will take place on Sunday 11th December at 7.30pm in St Mungo’s Parish Church. The service will include contributions from Croy Silver Band and the Cumbernauld Choir. Donations will be support the work of Christian Aid and SCIAF. This is always a highlight of the festive season, so please put the date in your diaries.

Worship on Sunday 13th March

Sacrament of Holy Communion at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church

You are warmly invited to our morning worship service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday 13th March when we will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Individual pre-filled Communion Cups will be provided to members of the congregation when they arrive at church. The service will be at the usual time of 11.00am and will be led by Reverend Allan Loudon.

We also hope to be able to livestream this service and you should be able to join our service here on Facebook at 11am on Sunday if you can’t be with us in person.

Covid19 Update:

From this Sunday 13th March we ask that everyone still observes the one way system on entering the church sanctuary, however people will now be able to leave at the end of the service by whatever door is convenient.
Then, from next Sunday 20th March, we will remove the need for social distancing in the north aisle, but will retain it in the east and west aisles for those who would prefer a little more space around them.

Please note that the wearing of face coverings is still compulsory, although that is expected to change over the next few weeks. Likewise the requirement for people to take lateral flow tests beforehand and leave their contact details for Test and Protect. We will update our church website as the guidelines change over the next few weeks.

Disasters Emergency Committee – Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

If you wish to donate to the DEC Humanitarian Appeal for Ukraine, here’s a link to their website.

‘Walking humbly’ during Lent

During the season of Lent (2nd March – 14th April 2022) Christian Aid are providing a series of weekly podcasts on the theme ‘Walking Humbly’. Further details are available on their website at

Church Magazine

The latest edition of our Church Magazine is now available and can be downloaded from the Magazine page on our church website.

For all the latest news from Cumbernauld Old, please follow our Facebook page, Twitter feed or visit our website.

Sacrament of Holy Communion

On Sunday 17th October we will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church at 11.00am and all are welcome. Worship will be led by the minister, Rev Elspeth McKay.

As we are not permitted to pass the communal elements as we would usually do, please bring your own small piece of bread and wine / juice with you in order that we may celebrate together.

Sacrament of Holy Communion at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church
Sacrament of Holy Communion at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church

Sunday 17th October also marks Rev Elspeth McKay’s last Sunday leading worship with us as she has accepted the call to be the new minister at Paisley Abbey. Her service of induction at Paisley Abbey will be on Monday 25th October at 7.00pm. We thank Elspeth and David for all the service they have given to Cumbernauld Old for the past few years and wish them every blessing for the future.

A reminder that our Sunday worship services in the church will be ‘live-streamed’ on our Facebook page for those who are unable to attend. Please note that you don’t need to sign-up to Facebook to view these services, they are available to all  Because they are ‘live’ you will need to watch them at 11.00am though.

The Forge Community Centre

Having now heard officially from North Lanarkshire Council that our Sunday let at the Forge Community Centre in Balloch will not be extended beyond the end of September, the Kirk Session of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church has reluctantly agreed, as an interim arrangement, to hold a single service of worship in the Parish Church in the Village on Sundays at the revised time of 11am from Sunday 7 October onwards.

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Sacrament of Holy Communion

The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday 2nd September (i.e. this coming Sunday). This joint morning worship service will be at 11.00am and will replace our usual two services at 10.15am in the Parish Church and 11.45am at the Forge in Balloch.

A further celebration of Holy Communion will take place in the Parish Church at 6.30pm and non-alcoholic wine will be used at this service.

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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.