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Moncreiff Parish Church serves the
Calderwood area of East Kilbride and has a very active and welcoming congregation which reflects the wide range of people who live here.
Our history goes back further than
many people expect of a new town church. Originally from the village, the congregation were asked to move out to Calderwood in order to welcome the many families who were arriving here in the
In those days the congregation
expanded massively and the new church buildings were soon found to be insufficient to accommodate the needs of everyone, especially on a Sunday. The children of the church along with their Sunday
School teachers found space in local schools but this was less than ideal for obvious reasons. Not only did it lead to a level of detachment in the satellite schools, I imagine that it felt to some
children that they had to go an extra day to school and were never away from the place!
Eventually the suite of buildings
at the main site grew to include extra rooms and a super large hall which has been well used for many years. We have been blessed in so many ways by the generosity of the people who have
belonged to the congregation who have responded to so many challenges in faith and love.
Nowadays we face fresh challenges
such as addressing how we will respond to the needs of a new generation of people who have moved here in recent years. Obviously things have changed a lot in 57 years.
Naturally our congregation is
much smaller now, our suite of buildings has aged and we live in times where many families consider that belonging to the church is no longer a necessity.
We believe however that our church
and our faith still have a lot to offer in this day and generation where life has become complicated and difficult for some and confusing for others. We realise that we need to change so that we can
become more open and accommodating and are eager to involve local people in the process of discerning what we should become and in what direction we should go as a congregation of God's people
We know that He has work for
us to do still and that He is guiding us to open our minds and our hearts to a future full of possibilities.
Perhaps you would be interested in
getting involved in helping us to move forward in faith? We would be delighted to hear from you or see you at church. Maybe you used to be part of this church or another church?
Were you one of the thousands of
children or young people who used to be involved in the Sunday School or Youth organisations? We would be delighted to hear from you and to share in your memories!
As the Minister here, I am
delighted and proud that we have so many good and able Christian people in our congregation who do so much that is good in the church and in the community. We always have room for more and hope that
you might come and join us?
Yours in Christ