Our group resumes on Wednesday 23 August, 2017 at 10am in the Church Hall,  Bute Street, Coatbridge.  

Latest News and Current Events

As the congregation will be aware Calder and Od Monkland Churches had made an application to the Church of Scotland for a Transition Minister.  Our application was successful but we were told that all five of the posts were filled and ministers were currently working within churches.  


We have now been told we are first reserve and we should have a Minister in place for January 2018. 


Session Clerk,  Olive Coventry



Please contact Rev. Graham Raeburn  MTh 01968 383858 or Colin Ogilvie DCS 07875 825484 ot 01698 321836


FAVOURITE HYMN: Please remember to enter your favourite hymn onto the sheet in the vestibule table. 


FLOWER FIND  Donations are gratefully received to allow the ladies to continue to dress the church with flowers each week.



On Monday 26 June, 2017,  Shawhead Primary School came to our church for their end of Term service.   The children performed amazingly and we heard all their news and achievements of the past year.  


Mr Ogilvie spoke to the children about the story of David and Goliath and had 2 of the children acting it out.  The main message of the story was it doesn't matter how small you feel,  God is always with you.


Just the latest in the planned visits from the school to our Church and vice versa.

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There will be a Kirk Session meeting on the 13th September, 2017 at 7pm.


These meeings are very important. 





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To be a bus user, you have to phone 08451259810 between 2pm and 3pm on a Thursday. If they pass you they will send you an application form and a bus card with a number on it. You use this number each time you order a bus and also you have to produce it for the driver.



The kitchen is closed now till October 2017...  watch this space for updates.


Mags Herd



Line Dancing is off now till September...  watch this space for update on the date.


New Members Welcome



Good as New shop is finished now till September...  watch this speace for update on when it is open again.   


Pleased to welcome New Helpers



Church in Bo’ness gets digital with new app innovation 29 January 2014An innovative new way for people to enhance their spiritual well-being has been devised by a church in Bo’ness. The first ever app for Iphone and Android devices to emanate from a Church of Scotland parish – titled Sanctuary First – is now available for people across the globe to download and connect with the Christian faith. The Very Reverend Albert Bogle – who was Moderator of the Church of Scotland between 2012 and 2013 – has been one of a group of digital innovators based at St Andrew’s Church in the Falkirk area. He said: “We’re not saying this is the way forward for the Church of Scotland but it certainly is one way. “The digital age is here and we should embrace it and use the benefits it can bring.” Commuters can now listen to engaging meditations on a variety of themes in bite-sized formats which include bereavement, journeys and temptations. “It’s been designed to enhance the faith of Christians in a world where people seem to have less time to themselves,” said Mr Bogle. “The creators of the app have put their heart and soul into it and we hope it really enriches the heart and soul of people who access it.” St Andrew’s Church has been one of Scotland’s leading ministries in digital/spiritual innovation. Sanctuary First, whose name is used for the app, are a multimedia company born out of a youth project set up at St Andrew’s in 2000. It now employs talented digital producers who create a vast array of content which is relevant to today’s world. They are the team behind the live online stream of the General Assembly and only last Sunday provided a stream for the Moderator’s visit to St Andrew’s Church as part of her visit to Falkirk Presbytery. The app will be in sync with content produced on their website. - See more at:

Knitting for HIV Babies
As you must be aware, given the amount of bags brought to and taken from the church on a Sunday, that the project of knitting tops & blankets for babies born with HIV is still going strong.
To date, the number of tops delivered for distribution is 2572 with more ready to go.
This grand total has been achieved not only through the ladies of our own congregation but also from  churches in Calderbank, Chapelhall & Wishaw.  There have so been donations via Margaret Muir, the Guild Convenor, from Guilds throughout the area.
Many thanks go to all who have contributed their time & effort to this project.  Many thanks also to those who have donated wool and given monetary donations to allow us to purchase wool for the knitters.
This is an ongoing project and all the knitted goods are gratefully received so, like they say on Strictly, "Keep Knitting"

One helpful approach is to take as little as five minutes in your day to pray. Each minute is spent on one of the words your parents were always trying to get you to say:  



Thank you.  




C.S. Lewis said ‘Pray what is in you, not what ought to be in you’

Church Library


The Church Library corner has been
completed. We now need to stock it. If you have any Christian books, DVDs suitable for children or adults that you would be willing to contribute to the library they would be greatly received. Could you please hand them in to David Graham who will be co-ordinating the library. It is hoped that you will find the blessing of being able to borrow any of the books or DVDs