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East Kilbride

Old Parish



Welcome! Please join us in worship - 

Our latest Sunday service is on-screen below

All versions are trimmed and updated:

Video below



Watch-a-Service (previous weeks)



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On this page you will find:
  • Services in Church & Online, inc hymn details
  • Other Formats (for housebound members without internet)
  • Sunday School
  • Messy Church   
  • Contact details
Sunday Morning Worship - In Church and Online
Do join us in church if you can this Sunday - it's so lovely to see people back in the pews again, and enjoying a wee cuppa and chat after the service in the Lower Hall!
Live Sunday morning services begin at 11am, both in the church (the best experience for most people) and via online live broadcast on this website, Facebook and Youtube.

Note: If you are new to our church, or any church, we have more information and a 'Newcomers Guide' on our 'Worship with Us' page. We also have elders on hand each week to help you and answer your questions - just look for their name badges.

Anne in pulpit blue



Join us on Sunday 5th June for our next Communion Service at 11am and shorter service at 3pm. On Thursday 9th there will also be a lunchtime Communion service.


Hymns for Sunday Services

Hymn numbers are from 'CH4' which is the hymnbook we use in church. Here are the hymns for the next service and beyond:

22nd May

CH4 510   Jesus Calls Us Here

CH4 115   Love Is The Touch

CH4 717   O Christ The Healer

CH4 718   We Cannot Measure How You Heal

29th May

CH4 631   A Little Child The Saviour Came

CH4 184   Sing To The Lord A Joyful Song

CH4 577   Christ Be Beside Me

CH4 512   To God Be The Glory 

5th June (Communion) 

CH4 659   Put Peace Into Each Other's Hearts

CH4 18/19   The Earth Belongs To God Alone/Ye Gates

CH4 582   O Day Of Joy And Wonder

12th June

CH4 111   Holy, Holy, Holy

CH4 112   God Whose Almighty Word

CH4 113   God The Father

CH4 110   Glory Be To God The Father Blessing


Attendance In Church

Covid restrictions have all been lifted, but if members would prefer to continue wearing masks for their own peace of mind, that is, of course, no problem. Also, we have plenty of seating available in church, whether you wish to sit together or prefer to continue social distancing.

We are able to issue hymn-books once again, and we have re-introduced the Order of Service.

If you have a notice for inclusion in the Order of Service, please forward to our secretary, Louise ( ekopc.office@btconnect.com or louisereilly0806@gmail.com ) by the Thursday of each week at the latest so that she can print on Friday mornings. (Alistair Walker, Session Clerk)


Attendance Online

There is nothing to compare with being in church together, in communion with others, as we know only too well after the Covid lockdown.

But for the benefit of the housebound (temporary or permanent), those on holiday or working away, and even potential newcomers to our church, we will continue to broadcast our Sunday morning service live each week (also see other options below).

The link is indicated by a small screen photo which is found on our Home page. During the week it continues to show the previous week's service, then on Sunday, a few minutes before 11am, a 'holding' screen opens, followed by the live link.

Having been on the Home page for a week, the recording of the service then moves to 'Watch a Service' - a 'Click-on button' below the video picture.

Below that, you will find sound-only recordings of services in 'Listen to a Service'. (Audio recordings are listed in date order so if you do not see the service you want, check you are in the right 'quarter').

Know someone who is housebound with no internet?

For housebound members without access to the internet, we can provide recordings (on request) in the following formats a day or two after the service has finished: Telephone Dial-a-Service, CD, DVD, USB stickPlease get in touch with Alistair Walker, or your elder, if you would like to know more about these for a friend or relative in the church.     

Sunday School  

Meeting in the Upper Hall next to church at 11am, we cater for children in Pre-school to Primary 7. We generally have a mix of music, puzzles / quizzes, games, crafts, 'circle time' chat, a prayer, and a bible story.

Children should be dropped off at the Upper Hall next to the church (up the ramp and then stairs) at 10.50-11am and collected there after the service – they only go in to the church on special occasions.  (Iain Shaw 07912295943 /iainshaw18@gmail.com)

See also our Sunday School page in 'The Young at the 'Old' / Youth section.

Messy Church 
Generally Messy Church sessions (for all the family) take place on the first Sunday* of the month, 2pm - 4pm. All are welcome to come to these sessions but please contact Iain Shaw first - 07912295943 iainshaw18@gmail.com
June Special ‘Messy Church Street Party’

We plan to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at the Glebe Street Hall on Saturday 4th June from 1pm until 5pm.

This is for ALL the church family!

There will be: food, games, dancing, music, arts & crafts and sports and much more. Please bring your own picnic lunch - tea, coffee, juice and cake will be provided.

There will be no cost although donations on the day will be greatly appreciated to help defray the costs.

You can stay for the whole day or just an hour - it’s up to you! If you plan to be there, please let Christine Tweedie or Iain Shaw know well in advance.

This could be a great occasion for our church family!



Church Contact details: 

To contact us, telephone: 01355 279004, email ekopc.office@btconnect.com or you can use 'Contact Us' on this website. You can also go to www.Facebook.com/EKOLDPC  


1.  Coming Up

2.  Order of Service

3.  Christian Aid Totals

4.  Help Needed x3

5.  Jubilee Street Party 

6.  Groups info

7.  George Lindsay Band 

8.  Ch,Youth,Families

9.  Food donations

10.  EKO Mag May

11. Prayer Diary: May 

12. Get in touch! 

13. Our Contact Details 

The 'Worship, Sunday School and Messy Church' noticeboard is now the place to go for details of our services (including hymn numbers), our Sunday School, and monthly Messy Church.
1. Coming Up
1st  Summer Guild
4th  Jubilee Street Party/Messy Church
5th & 9th Communion Services 
11th George Lindsay Band 
See below for more details on the above*, and see 'Groups' for regular events. *See 'Worship, Sunday School etc' for details of services.
2.  Order of Service Notices
Notices for inclusion in the Order of Service should be sent to our secretary, Louise ekopc.office@btconnect.com or louisereilly0806@gmail.com ) by the Thursday of each week at the latest - to be printed on Friday mornings. 
3. Christian Aid Events
Envelope Collection 
Totals will be announced next week we hope.
Coffee Morning for Christian Aid, Thursday, 19th May:  As well as being a good chance to get together over a lovely cuppa and tasty treats, there were stalls eg jams, jewellery, books, bric-a-brac etc. and our latest total raised, which keeps rising, was announced on Sunday as £500! 
'My Marathon' 

'My Marathon - a Personal Challenge' was another way of helping Chistian Aid this year. Click Here to go to the 'Just Giving' page to make a donation online... donations after the Sunday service had reached £750 (plus Gift Aid).

4. Help Needed

Church Facebook and Website 

Would you like to find out about how you could help with getting information on to our church Facebook page or website, either as a 'reporter' on events, a photographer, or writer of 'copy'? And if you'd like to do even more than sending info in to us, and have experience of using Word, you could also have a go at typing information straight on to the relevant pages - we would be on hand to guide you till you got the hang of it. Conveniently, these tasks would be done from home at a time to suit you. Get in touch direct, use 'Contact Us' or go via the Church Office for more info - there's no obligation to continue if you find it's not for you. (Christine B)

Recording Services

On the other hand, if you have more of an interest in filming and sound recording, our 'Sound Desk' is the place for you. We have an experienced 'Sound & Vision' team now, trained by Austin, who take turns in live streaming / recording the church services.  It would be good to have a couple of extra people learning how to do this - get in touch and we'll show you what's involved. No obligation if you decide it's not for you. Contact Austin Hepburn, Lorraine Kerr, or speak to a member of the Sound Desk team on Sunday if you'd like to find out more. Alternatively, leave a message with the Church Office or 'Contact Us' on this website. We'd love to hear from you, however you get in touch!

Teas & Coffees after Sunday Service

We still need three volunteers  to form a team to help serve teas and coffees after the service on around 7 Sundays a year. Please contact Norma Penman or Diana Ramsay. 

5. Messy Church Jubilee Celebration, Saturday 4th June 2022

We plan to hold a ‘Messy Church Street Party’ to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at the Glebe Street Hall on Saturday 4th June from 1pm until 5pm. This is for ALL the church family!

There will be: food, games, dancing, music, arts & crafts and sports and much more. Please bring your own picnic lunch - tea, coffee, juice and cake will be provided.

There will be no cost although donations on the day will be greatly appreciated to help defray the costs.

You can stay for the whole day or just an hour - it’s up to you! If you plan to be there, please let Christine Tweedie or Iain Shaw know well in advance.

This could be a great occasion for our church family!

6. Groups and Activities 

Please see updated schedule below. 
MAY 22 Regular activities photo copy

Click Hereto download the above updated version of 'East Kilbride Old Parish Church Regular Activities Programme'.  

Important: Please get in touch with Christine B. direct if you are aware of any changes to the above - you can phone, use this website's 'Contact Us' system, the EKO magazine email address, or leave a message on the Church Office phone.

7. George Lindsay Band 

On Saturday the 11th June, the George Lindsay Band will be appearing in the Glebe Street Hall. They are a Blues, Swing, Pop and Jazz Trio, so music to suit all tastes. Tickets £5,

Bring your own bottle - and glass! 7pm for 7.30pm start.

8. Children, Youth & Families Activities

Summer Holiday Club

For Primary School-aged children: 'Summer Olympics', 10am - 12noon, 8th-12th August, Kirktonholme Park. Sports, Fun, Games, Arts, Crafts, Puzzles, Bible Stories & more. Places are filling fast, but have been increased to 60, so if you are interested get in touch with Iain Shaw ( 07912295943 / iainshaw18@gmail.com)as soon as possible.)

Click Here  for the Registration Form 

9. Community Link Support

Loaves and Fishes

We have a box at the door of the church each Sunday for donations of non-perishable groceries to help replenish the stock at Loaves and Fishes. Items in short supply are: dried pasta; canned tuna, chicken, salmon, fruits, pastas (eg. spaghetti, ravioli), beans etc.; peanut butter; all toiletries; hygiene products; and cleaning supplies. Well done everyone who has contributed! This project will be on-going for the foreseeable future - we've already delivered 40 bags (March). (Norma Penman & Diana Ramsay)

10. EKO Magazine for May

A digital copy is available when you click on the picture below: 

may 22 eko front
Please note: The deadline for submission of articles for the June magazine is Wednesday 25th April 2022 

If you wish to receive the EKO by email, please contact Isobel Gray - you can use the Church Office number: 01355 279004, isobelgray@blueyonder.co.uk  or ekopcmagazine@gmail.com . 

 11. Our Prayer Group

candleOur Prayer Group meets in person in the Lounge after church and welcomes your prayer requests to our Heavenly Father on your behalf. Please use the Prayer Box and slips provided at church, or send texts / emails to Marilyn Ross (just ring the office for her contact details - we dont publish them on the website). Also in the hand-delivered EKO.

If you would like to come along to the Prayer Group, which meets in the Lounge after Church each week, you will be made most welcome.

"Take your worries to the Lord in prayer. The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.”

Prayer Diary: 


24th. Guide our members who have not returned to Church and give them confidence to do so.

25th. Lord, we would ask you to feed the hungry, care for the sick and com- fort the faint-hearted.

26th. Thank you, Lord, that the only righteousness I need comes from you and begins in my heart.

27th. I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.

28th. Lord, I pray for peace in the world.

29th. I know, Lord, that more important than the words we sing at church is the life we lead during the week.

30th. Lord, when I am tempted to give up, help me to keep going.

31st. Help us, Lord, to always respect and care for the countryside.


1st.  Forgive me, Lord, when I am the unwitting cause of conflict among my family and friends.

2nd.  Depending on you, Lord, is my strength.

3rd.  Be with World Leaders in these anxious times.

4th.  Help me find new ways to serve and be faithful in all I do.

5th.  With you in my life, Lord, I am never alone.

12. We’d love to hear from you!  Did You Know ?...

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 ... we’ve got folks watching our services in the Caribbean, the US, Germany, Scandinavia as well as various parts of the UK?

Are you among them? Do you watch our weekly service? Have you a local connection here but are now settled living away from East Kilbride?

We’d love to hear from you!

Please get in touch with us - by clicking on 'Contact Us', or via the church email address: ekopc.office@btconnect.com . You could maybe tell us a bit about yourself, where you live (in the UK or abroad), how you found us, and what you like best about our website? No personal information will be printed on the site (unless you are happy with that).

13. Contact details

We are here to help in difficult times!  To contact us, use any of the following (all now monitored daily, despite the office being physically closed):

Telephone: 01355 279004; Office Email: ekopc.office@btconnect.com ; Communications Team Email: ekopcmagazine@gmail.com ; send a Website Message via 'Contact Us' on this website;  Or to go to our Facebook page, click the link below.    

  facebook www.facebook.com/EKOLDPC

The FOCUS page
We now use this page to turn a spotlight on things we are doing in the church, things which include a bit more information or photos...
Do get in touch if you would like to propose a particular topic you would like us to focus on!
Hall Letting 
Our church has three halls and a number of rooms which can be hired as regular or one-off lets:
> Next to the church we have the Lower and Upper Halls, Lounge area, a small upstairs meeting room, small kitchen and toilets. They are located in the building shown here on the right, with the Lower Hall area being unseen, to the rear with main access through the church gate:
cropped church view from Legends copy
> We also have a bigger, more modern hall with stage, well-equipped kitchen, toilets and car parking in nearby Glebe Street, seen in the photos below:
GLEBE ST HALL without potholes reduced size copy
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Hall Glebe with chairs
Hall 2
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The following documents will be useful to you if you are interested in booking any of our spaces, and you can call our office number 01355 279004 if you need anything further: 
Click Here  for Information on Booking Hall/Room Lets 
Click Here  for Terms and Conditions re letting church premises
Click Here  for Hall/Room Let Application Form 
Click Here  for the Use of Halls/Rooms Request Form for Small Meetings


Now keep scrolling down (or go to the top menu) for our other sections:

Church Welcome and Introduction including: 

General Information; Location Maps; and 'Contact Us' message facility.

then our

Click-on Boxes:

Worship with Us, including information on Church Services as well as Communion; Accessibility and Extra Support; a 'Newcomers' Guide  

News: Church News; Pastoral Letter; Youth & Families Worker Updates

Photo Gallery

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals 

Activity Group Pages (Youth and Adults)

Faith Matters

History and Graveyard

NB: Work and Workings of the Church is yet to be opened...


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