Our annual songs of praise takes place in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Using the material for the week, well loved hymns with readings and reflections from the service.
This year the choirs of Dalziel St Andrew’s Parish Church and Bellshill Central Parish Church combine to help lead the singing.
An offering will be uplifted in support of St. Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie.
Please do mark the date and come along, bringing some friends with you too!!!
COME AND SING!!! ON SATURDAY 4TH NOVEMBER
Rehearsal – Start time: 2.00pm
Performance – Start Time 4.15pm
Cathcart Old Parish Church,
119 Carmunnock Rd, Cathcart,
Glasgow G44 5UW
Conductors: Peter Christie & Tiffany Vong
Organists: Andrew Forbes & Tom White
Evening Hymn (Balfour Gardiner)
Old 100th (setting by Vaughan Williams)
Blessed be the God and Father (S S Wesley)
This is a joint meeting with the Glasgow Society. Music will be supplied on the day and it is open to non-members (so invite your choir!).
Tea and coffee will be served from 3.45 – 4.15pm.
So that we can provide music scores and refreshments please contact either Euan McKay, GSO email@example.com or Tom White, LSO on firstname.lastname@example.org to advise how many will be attending from your church, with their names, and whether they sing Soprano, Alto , Tenor or Bass. Please contact Tom or Euan ASAP.
Cathcart Old is a fascinating and beautiful building. It is the second building of the congregation, to an original design 1923 by Clifford & Lunan, but completed 1928 by Watson, Salmon & Gray. The size is enhanced by the low porch and range of vestries. South transept contains a display of the church’s history over 800 years; the north transept was converted in 1962 to the McKellar Memorial Chapel. Tapestry of The Last Supper by Charles Marshall, stained glass by James Crombie. Organ by John R Miller 1890, restored and converted to electro-mechanical action 1994.
Benhar Evangelical Church are looking for someone to play organ at their Sunday services. Morning and evening services are held. Services are well attended and enjoy their singing, attracting 50+ in the morning and 80+ in the evening. Please contact us via this site for the contact details of John Weir who can provide anyone interested with some finer details. There may be the option of fulfilling one or other (or both) of the services.
We are really looking forward to our next event taking place on 21st October at Airdrie: Cairnlea Parish Church of Scotland. This is a recital with Steven McIntyre, who is Assistant Organist of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow (the large church on Great Western Rd) working with Frikki Walker who has come along to the LSO before for a lovely come and sing at Hamilton.
Steven has chosen a programme already which will show of the wonderful organ at Airdrie: Cairnlea, where Marjory Macdonald is organist.
The recital is at the normal time of 2.30pm and tea/coffee etc. will be available afterwards.
Please do encourage folks to come along to the autumn recital in our syllabus. Cairnlea itself is an interesting building in an Italianate style with campanile to the SW corner.
The organ itself is interesting, being of a high quality for your Parish Church.
Cairnlea is located central in Airdrie, but due to road layouts we have given some directions and best suggestions for parking.
- The postal address for the church is 84 Johnston St, Airdrie ML6 6AZ. However, this the only road that the “front door” looks on to.
- It is much better to aim for Hallcraig Street which has three car parks right next to Cairnlea Church.
- The map below shows Cairnlea in relation to Hallcraig Street and the car parks, as you can see Johnston Street really isn’t suitable.
- The front and side doors to the building will be open so please enter from which ever door is best suited.
After the recital we are going to Guidi’s at Coatdyke for tea. We’ve been here before and a good time has been enjoyed in previous years so we hope as many as possible can come along. Please get in touch with Marjory MacDonald to put your name down so we can let the restaurant know for seating. Marjory’s email is Marjory.email@example.com and her phone number is 01236 762669. Please let Marjory know ASAP if you can come for tea. If you are coming and want to bring a +1 along that would be wonderful, and we would warmly welcome any newcomers.
Bothwell Parish Church is looking to appoint an Organist/Director of Music to lead and develop the musical life of the congregation.
Music plays a central part in the worship of the church and is an integral part in the mission of the congregation. The church at Bothwell comprises a friendly, informed and supportive congregation which is open, welcoming and inclusive.
The present building was consecrated in 1398 and is one of the most historic and architecturally significant buildings in Scotland. It is blessed with an exceptionally fine acoustic, an enthusiastic and able choir, a two manual Allan organ and a new C5S Yamaha Grand.
Fees paid for the performance of this role will be in accordance with Scottish Federation of Organist guidelines and dependent on skills, experience and qualification.
A detailed Job Description may be obtained from the Church Secretary:
The Church Office
Bothwell Parish Church of Scotland
Telephone: 01698 854903
Closing date for Applications: Friday, 13 October 2017.
Further details of church/congregation may be found on the website: www.bothwellparishchurch.org.uk
St. John’s and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Airdrie
Would anyone able to provide organ cover here for Peter Livingstone on September 10, 17 and 24th please contact Geoff Sage on 01236 756550. (Church Officer). Please let us know here too when cover is arranged. Thanks.
PS service is at 11am Organ is a delightful restored small Brindley and Foster.
Park Church Giffnock are looking for organ Cover on 9th, 16th and 23rd July. If you can assist please contact Rev Calum Macdonald on 0141 638 3023. Vincent pipe organ. 11am Sunday morning services.
St David’s Memorial Park Church are extremely pleased to announce that UK renouned composer, organist and conductor Malcolm Archer is taking part in a concert on Sundat 9th July at 7.30pm. Full details on the poster. All invited. A warm welcome awaits.
The organist at Holytown Parish Church has intimated that she would like to retire from playing and we and are seeking appoint a new organist, and to have some new blood and new life in our worship and in the choice of music we can have for worship here in Holytown. The organ was installed in 1950, having previously been located in the former Auchingramont North Church, Hamilton.
The church is located at: 260 Edinburgh Road, Newhouse, Motherwell, ML1 5RU and the regular Sunday services are held at 10am. There are excellent road links from the new M8 and M74 motorways – from both Edinburgh and Glasgow.
To find out more and to express an interest please contact the minister:
Rev Caryl Kyle,
The Manse, 260 Edinburgh Road,
Newhouse, Motherwell, ML1 5RU
Tel: 01698 832622
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