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22/01/20  EKO Deadline 2  Submission of material in electronic script for the February edition of the EKO magazine.


23/01/20 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service: See Special Notices for more information.


26/01/20  World Leprosy Day See our 'News' page for more.


2/02/20  Messy Church - the first of 2020 will take place in the Glebe Street Hall from 4-6pm. Definitely 2nd, sorry about mistake in Iain's report in EKO.

2/02/20   Sacrament of Communion: Sunday Morning Service at 11am and Short Service at 3pm.


6/02/20   Sacrament of Communion 12 noon followed by Lunch for the Congregation at 12.30pm.


8/02/20  Burns Supper  (Saturday). Please be seated by 6.30pm. Ticket only - see Kirk Life after church 12th - 26th January.


26/02/20  Kirk Session, 7.30pm, Lower Hall. Elders please note.



Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
(18th - 25th January)
To mark this important week in the church calendar, there will be a service in East Kilbride Old Parish Church on Thursday 23rd January at 12 noonfollowed by a simple lunch in the Lower Hall (next to the church).  
We are delighted to be joined by our fellow Christians in St Bride's RC Church, The West Kirk, and the United Reformed Church.  Everyone is welcome to this ecumenical event.

Church Secretary

We have a vacancy for a part-time Church Secretary (6 hours per week, Tuesday and Friday mornings) to provide secretarial support to the Minister, Session Clerk, Youth & Families Worker and office-bearers in all aspects of the congregation’s activities and worship.

If you are interested in finding out more please click on the icons below:


Job Description


Application form

The Minister will be happy to respond to any informal enquiries. Please note: The closing date for applications is 8th February. 


World Leprosy Day

Our service on January 26th will include reference to the work of healing and wholeness, which Jesus started, and which we are encouraged to continue till it is completed. Gift envelopes will be given out at church that day and these can be returned to the Church on any of the Sundays in February. Please see 'News' for more.


Messy Church

Our next Messy Church will be on Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 4pm-6pm in the Glebe St Hall. All welcome.

Listen to a Service

Please note that you can find recordings of our Sunday Morning Services (latest is 12th January 2020) when you click on the 'Listen to a Service' button on the Home Page. If you know someone who is unable to attend on Sunday mornings due to being housebound, ill or on holiday, do let them know about this.

For general info:

Just heard, spread the word!:

Next May, the first bank holiday is moving from 4th to 8th because of VE Day 75th anniversary.

Hogmanay Bell-ringing: Lost Glove

If you lost a glove at our Hogmany bell-ringing, please get in touch with either the Office or Door Duty team - we've found it!

Church Holiday 2020

The outing for 2020 will be Scarborough, from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May. If you wish to book your place, contact Alice Beaton at the church office on either a Tuesday or Friday morning (or use 'Contact Us' on this website), or speak to me.

The total cost will be £269 with a deposit of £30 to be paid to Urquart staff at the Coffee Morning in Glebe St Hall on Thursday 23rd January, 10am - 12noon. If you have any difficulty with this, please contact me as soon as possible.

The final payment will have to be paid six weeks before departure, ie Friday 20th March. 

Booking early would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! (Angus McConnell)

Update on proposed Church Facebook Page 

To keep you all up-to-date, a further meeting was held on the morning of Wednesday 8th January re our plan to open up a 'Facebook' page, and we have made some significant progress, though we are still in the trial stage. 

We now have two volunteers from the congregation advising and informing us, but anyone with marketing skills would be a particularly great asset, too! So if you’d like to help us get this up and running or know anyone in your family who might be willing to help, please speak to Alistair Walker, Christine Bayfield or Iain Shaw, or use the website 'Contact Us' button".

New organ now installed

Please go to our News section to find out more and see pictures!


The Burns Supper

The Burns Supper will take place on Saturday the 8th of February (not Friday as in EKO). Tickets will be on sale on the 12th, 19th and 26th of January in the Lower Hall after Morning Service.

Note: Please be seated by 6.30pm. 

If you have any special dietary requirements for this event, please contact Helen Stevenson as soon as possible. Thank you. (Ken Ross, KIrk Life)


Youth & Families:

Check out the photos of Y&FW events in 'News/News', 'News/Youth & Families Worker' and also in Photo Gallery. They will tend to move as they get older...

The advertising of forthcoming family events is now on the TV screen within the Post Office in the Village. While people wait in the queue to be served, they can read all about what’s happening at EKOPC.   I also leave flyers and general information on the counter for people to pick up if they need information about a particular event or activity. Please let me know what you think of this if you are in the Post Office. (Iain Shaw, Y&F Worker)


Tea, Coffee, Chat.....Thursday Coffee Mornings 

Why stay at home by yourself on Thursday mornings? Now the weather is better, why not come along to the Glebe Street Hall, any time between 10am and 12 noon, and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee or tea, a wide selection of biscuits, served by cheerful waitresses who always have a kind word for people? Where else would £1 get you all of that? There’s also a stall with things for sale, often including home-made jam or even freshly picked stalks of rhubarb.  And there’s a wide selection of second-hand books to suit all tastes – all for a few pence.  So, come along yourself and bring a friend, or even more than one! Everyone welcome, men and women alike. 


Housebound, on holiday, or missed a special church service?

Perhaps you'd like to listen to a recording of the Remembrance Day Service in the Church, a baptism ceremony, or just  a normal service you could not get along to..... If so, just click on the 'Listen to a Service' button on the Home page. You can listen to services presented by our Minister Rev. Anne Paton from a range of dates over the last 18 months or so. 


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. 




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