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East Kilbride

Old Parish



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To post church notices here: contact Christine B or Alistair W direct, or click on 'Contact Us' in the menu and the message will go via the Church Office.

1 Dates for your diary:
17/02/19  EKO Magazine deadline for submission of hand- or typewritten material, 20/02/19 for electronic versions. 
24/2/19    Last Sunday for returning World Leprosy Day envelopes. See 'News' for more..
'imageMessy Church', Glebe Street Hall, 4pm – 6pm. Food, Crafts, Games, Worship and more... ALL WELCOME! For all the family and all ages. (All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult). For more information, to reserve a place/s, or if you are one of the volunteers to help who came forward on 20th but did not leave contact details), please contact Iain Shaw - either direct, via the Church, or use the website Contact Us button.
1/03/19    World Day of Prayer
1/03/19    Christian Aid Gathering 10am-1pm, Wheatley House, 25 Cochrane St, Glasgow. Register free on the Christian Aid website. See 'News' for more..
9/03/19    The Fair Trade Coffee Morning, which this year is held in Westwood Parish Church, Belmont Drive, EK, from 10am to 12noon, will be attended by the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Susan Brown. She will be presenting the prizes to the winners of the schools’ poster and poetry competition.
27/03/19   Kirk Session will meet at 7.30pm in the Lower Hall.

2 Other Notices

Church of Scotland Brexit Prayer for Peace and Unity:  The prayer read out by the Minister on 13th January is still relevant and can be found on our 'News' page. Congregations are encouraged to share it widely eg on social media.

3 Regular Notices

Glebe St Hall Storage

Please note that nothing further should be stored in the 'dunny' without permission. (Kirk Session)

Church Activity Groups:
  We have a summary of our activity groups for adults and children available to download and print off - click on the 'Adults' heading and then 'Download Weekly Schedule'.

Church Membership: Anyone interested in becoming a member of our church, or just finding out more about what it involves, is invited to speak to the Minister as we are hoping to get a group together to explore this. 

Website News (1) Pastoral Letter, and Update from Youth & Families Worker
The Minister's Pastoral Letter for January and a few previous months, can be found at the end of our News section, preceded by the latest update from our Youth and Families Worker. 

Website News (2) Listen to a Service
Click on the 'Listen to a Service' button on the 'Worship with Us' page to find a list of services led by our Minister recorded over the last few months. Happy listening!

Website Call for Photos
If you have taken any nice photos at church events / groups and are willing to share them, please let us know via "Contact Us' and Christine Bayfield will be in touch.

Prayer Group
Now meets after Morning Worship at 12.30pm, a little later to allow you to chat and have a cuppa first in the Hall. W
e'd be delighted if you'd come and join us and talk about your thoughts and prayers and feel the strength of fellowship that our prayer group brings. But you don’t need to do or say anything if you don’t wish - we're quite informal. Prayer requests (anonymous) can be dropped in the box available in Church, or texted to Marion Leddie (number on Order of Service). UPDATED 23/01

Kirk Life Raffles

To help with our many fundraising events, please give some thought to donating raffle prizes - not only bottles, but other new, interesting items too. Helen Stevenson will arrange uplift if needed. 



Welcome to East Kilbride Old Parish Church!

Join us for worship on
Sunday Mornings from 11am – 12noon.

We hope you will feel a warmth and friendliness and that your experience of our worship together is enjoyable, meaningful and encouraging. Please also look out for activities you could be a part of during the week – there are lots of opportunities to meet with a friendly crowd! East Kilbride Old prides itself in being known as a welcoming church.


From the church of the past to the church of today…

“This website includes a section on the history of the church and its graveyard because we know may visitors are interested in this. The current building dates back to 1774 (though there has been a church on this site since pre-Reformation times).

When today’s church was built, it stood in the midst of a small village. Today it stands in the midst of a large new town with a population of around 75,000 people.

Beautiful as it is however, our church is not the building, but the people. Within that building, there is a warm church family. People of all ages meet together, all striving to reach out to the community we serve in the Village area and East Mains.

We have active organisations for children and adults, giving a wealth of opportunities for fellowship and sharing, and everyone is assured of a warm welcome.”

Rev. Anne Paton

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Church & Halls

Glebe St Hall


East Kilbride Old Parish Church
Montgomery Street
The Village
East Kilbride
G74 4JS

01355 279004
Office opening times:
Tuesday & Friday
9:30am to 12:30pm




Scottish Charity No: SC000609