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We hope you will find something of interest here.
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
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 late 1950's.
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 here.
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