April members recital – Hamilton West Church

Our April event is a members recital at Hamilton West Parish Church on Saturday 21 April at 2.30pm.   All are invited to this OPEN recital.

Lanarkshire Society of Organists

Hamilton West Church is located conveniently next to Hamilton West train station.  There is ample parking in the car parks nearby.


Calderbank organ recital

John Burnett – member of the Lanarkshire Society of Organists – is giving a recital in Calderbank Parish Church ‪on Sunday 25th March at 2.30pm‬

‪All are welcome to come along ‬


** Urgent Announcement **

Due to the current weather and uncertainty about it clearing over the weekend we have reluctantly decided to postpone our Songs of Praise due this Sunday evening at Dalziel St Andrews Church.

We will let folks know the revised date, as soon as it is arranged. It will still focus on Week of prayer and support financially St Andrews Hospice.

Please accept our apologies. We hope you understand.

Thank you.

Songs of Praise – 21st January 2018

posterOur 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!!!

Crosshill Church- December 2017

A lovely afternoon with John Riley…

Crosshill Church in Motherwell hosted our pictures and memories of John’s trip to Denmark.   Below are some pictures.   John’s full presentation will hopefully be available soon.  Our thanks to the minister, session clerk and organist for their help in organising today. 



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)

Gloria (Vivaldi)

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 euansmckay@btinternet.com  or Tom White, LSO on 39tomwhite@gmail.com  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.




Organ Recital 21st October 2017


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.


cairnlea map

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.macdonald@tiscali.co.uk 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.