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!

Worship on Sunday 11th December

Prepare the Way logo for Advent 2022

A reminder that the congregation of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will be joining our friends at St Mungo’s and Kildrum Parish Churches on Sunday 11th December at 11.00am for a joint worship service in Kildrum Parish Church to celebrate Kildrum’s 60th Anniversary.

There won’t be a service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church this Sunday, but we look forward to seeing everyone as we celebrate Kildrum’s special anniversary together.

Festival of Light 2022

A reminder, too, that this year’s 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.

Entry is free, but donations are invited to support the work of Christian Aid and SCIAF.

Christmas Concert

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 appearance!) and the 1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade.

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

Kildrum Parish Church 60th Anniversary

On Sunday 11th December the congregations of Cumbernauld Old, St Mungo’s and Kildrum Parish Churches will be coming together for a joint worship service in Kildrum Parish Church to celebrate their 60th Anniversary. The joint service at Kildrum starts at 11.00am and everyone is welcome.

Please note there won’t be a service at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church on Sunday 11th December, but we look forward to seeing you as we celebrate Kildrum’s special anniversary together.

Ordination Service – Thursday 3rd November

Fiona Crawford and James Gemmell, Team Ministers at Cumbernauld Old and Kildrum / St Mungo’s, are being ordained as Ministers of Word and Sacrament on Thursday 3rd November 2022 and The Presbytery of Glasgow warmly invites all members of the congregation at Cumbernauld Old to attend a special service which takes place in St Mungo’s Parish Church, Cumbernauld at 7pm on Thursday 3rd November.

We would strongly encourage everyone in the congregation, if able, to attend this very special service which is not only a significant occasion for Fiona and James and their families and friends, but also a significant occasion for everyone at Cumbernauld Old and Kildrum / St Mungo’s. It would therefore be fantastic to have a great turnout from the congregation at Cumbernauld Old at this special service on Thursday 3rd November at 7pm in St Mungo’s. We hope to see you there!

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.