Dates for your diary
EKO Magazine: Deadline for submissions for the January edition are Sunday December 24th (hard copy) and Wednesday December 27th (electronic).
3/12/17 Morning Worship led by the Choir - 1st Sunday in Advent.
10/12/17 The Coalburn Silver Band will provide the music for Morning Worship.
17/12/17 Morning Worship will be an All-age Service.
21/12/17 Church Open for Reflection 10.30am and Thursday Advent Service 12noon followed by Lunch in Lower Hall 12.30pm. Village shops & businesses have been invited also.
24/12/17 Morning Service - 11am; Christingle Family Service - 7pm; Watchnight Service - 11pm for 11.30pm.
25/12/17 Christmas Day Family Service - 10.30am.
31/12/17 Joint Morning Worship with the West Kirk, this year taking place in their church - 11am as usual.
31/12/17 Hogmanay Ceilidh Glebe St Hall 8.30pm. Adult tickets £5, children under 16yrs free.
13/1/18 Burns Supper, Glebe St Hall, please be seated by 6.30pm! Tickets £15 (Aplication forms to be completed for tickets).
The Minister: Following our Minister's serious fall while travelling at the end of the summer (more details in the Pastoral Letters at the end of our 'News' section), the Presbytery has appointed an Interim Moderator (Rev Sarah Ross, Blantyre Old) to work with Rev. Stewart Smith and the Kirk Session during Anne's absence. Stewart has been officially appointed to act as a part-time locum minister. Anne is, of course, in our thoughts and prayers as she continues to make progress.
We have collection points for used stamps at the Church door and Halls. These help raise funds for the theological college in South Sudan as well as being a means of recycling! While available all year, this 'service' is especially relevant during the Christmas season.
Calls for help:
1) Property Matters: Any member with any experience in the building trades and who would be able to help with church property matters, please contact Jim Colthart.
2) Volunteers to help put our graveyard records (files, maps etc) in order. We will not be starting this project until next year, so if you are interested in adding your name to the list of helpers you have time to think about it. Contact Jean Craig or any member of Community Link.
ECO Tip: Help save the planet! Special envelopes available on both Church Hall Glebe Street Hall noticeboards for recycling old mobile phones and used printer ink cartridges.
The Minister's Pastoral Letters are available to read in our 'News' section. (Not published July and August).
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