Dates for your diary
29/06/17 Last Thursday Coffee Morning before we take a summer break. Restart is Thursday 3rd August. See you then!
2/07/17 Prayer Group meets (Weeks 1 and 3 of the month) in the Lounge Area, Lower Hall after Sunday Service. Prayer slips available at Church if you'd like to request a prayer for someone.
4/11/17 Early Notice: Exclusive Evening of Music and Art in aid of Kilbryde Hospice Glebe St Hall. (See 'News' section for more).
4/11/17 and 5/11/17 Early Notice: 14th East Kilbride Community Arts Exhibition returns - Glebe St Hall (See 'News' section for more).
Vacancy for Youth and Families Worker. Details are now available for a temporary, part-time post in our church. See 'News' for more, including links to full details and application form.
EKO Magazine: There is no magazine in July/August. Deadline for submissions for the September edition are 20th August (hard copy) and 23rd August (electronic).
Correspondent for The Scottish Bible Society: Could you be our link with the Scottish Bible Society? Find our more from Jim Ballantyne, Session Clerk.
Property Matters: You will have noticed that extensive work has been carried out on the roofs of the Old Halls, the Vestry and the porch behind the pulpit. This necessary work, including refurbishment of some windows, is nearing completion. We will now turn our attention to the Glebe Street Hall floor and redecoration.Any member with any experience in the building trades and who would be able to help with church property matters, please contact Jim Colthart.
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 Letter for this and last month is now available to read - see 'News' section.
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