Worship with Us
(The following is pre-lockdown information. Please read 'Our Response in Challenging Times' on the Home page)
Sunday Morning Service
Sunday morning services last about an hour, starting at 11am. Please join us, you'd be most welcome!
Don't worry if you are new to East Kilbride Old Parish Church, or any church - just click on our 'Newcomer's Guide' below, which we hope will answer all of your questions.
But if any remain, please just ask! After all, it's a good way of starting off a conversation and getting to know us.
Door Duty Team members, who wear name badges, meet you as you arrive, and they are there to help you throughout the service.
The Minister, Rev. Anne Paton, is available for consultation immediately after Sunday Morning Worship, at 12noon, in the Vestry (on the left as you leave the Church).
If you wish to see her, please arrange this with a member of the Door Duty Team.
Services celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion are held on the first Sunday in February, June and October at the usual time, and we also have additional, shorter Communion Services in that week, at 3pm on the Sunday afternoon, and on Thursday at 12noon.
Currently our Community Link Group organises a light lunch in the Lower Hall after the Thursday service.
Details of the times of any other church services can be found in our What's On Calendar on the Home page. These include Remembrance Sunday, Christmas, and Easter Holy Week.
If you're new to the church and would like to find out more about what to expect at our services, click our guide below to find out more.
Accessibility and Extra Support
A crèche staffed by qualified volunteers is provided in the Lounge area of the hall adjacent to the church. Other children are always invited to join the Sunday School, leaving after the Children’s Address midway through the Service. The 3-8yr olds meet in the Upper Hall in the building next door (up the ramp or steps). The 9yr olds plus are accompanied on the short walk to the Glebe Street Hall.
• The church and halls are wheelchair accessible, and we have a couple of suitable spots to sit or store wheelchairs.
• There is an induction loop PA system for the hard of hearing.
• We provide large print copies of hymns for those who need them.
• The service is recorded onto CD for the benefit of the housebound (delivered to the member's home on request). We have also made recordings available online - Click on 'Listen to a Service' above, or on the Home Page.
For your comfort:
We provide toilet facilities in the adjacent hall, bottles of water on windowsills, and cushions for those who find the pew seats hard. Door Duty Team members are on hand should you feel unwell and need to leave the church during a service. They will also be pleased to help with any queries about extra support not mentioned above, and can introduce you to our Pastoral Care team if this would help.
Please join us for tea and coffee in the Lower Hall, next to the church after the service. (No charge, but there is a donations dish).
If you arrive after service has started and the doors are locked, you can ring the ‘bell’ – it will not make a noise, it just makes a discreet light flash and someone will come to the door.