Dates for your diary
7/05/17 New fortnightly Prayer Group starts Sunday 7th May, Lounge Area, Lower Hall after Service. Prayer slips available at Church if you'd like to request a prayer for someone.
2/06/17 Kirk Life organising a concert by The Coalburn Silver Band. More to follow.
11/06/17 Sunday School Promotion and Closure Service. Presentation of gifts.
The Youth and Family Project Research Report is now available. See 'News' for details and (shortly) link to the report.
Christian Aid Week 14th-21st May 2017:
The Week's activities include:
Morning Service on Sunday 14th; Thursday Coffee Morning for Christian Aid on the 19th; window display highlighting plight of refugees and the opportunity to do something to help.
House-to house collection: Room for more volunteers to join our current 41 collectors, so if you'd like to take part, speak to Mary or Stewart Smith.
(New!) Can Collection: Morrison's, Stewartfield, Saturday 13th May - volunteers needed for any of 4 two-hour time slots between 9am and 5pm. No “hard sell” - just stand with the can and wait for contributions. Please add name to sheet at Church door.
Sunday School Collection of Active Kids Vouchers: Increased number of vouchers (2464) received since last month. Available from Sainsbury's till early May - please pass on to us by Sunday 21st latest if possible. (29/04/17)
World Mission Stamp Appeal: £4,334 raised in 2016. Will be used to support the Othara Eco-spirituality Centre run by our partner, the Church of South India. See 'News' for more.
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 May 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