Our Welcome

Welcome to our website. Physically we are based in Springwell Ave in Aridrie, and are the Scottish Episcopal Church serving the whole of Monklands. However you can even live beyond that area and still come and worship here. Even if you have no idea what the Scottish Episcopal Church is, you can still come and worship here. You don’t need to join, or bring lines, or be baptised to come worship here.

We hope now you have found us on line you might also come and visit us in person, we would love to see you. You can find details of our upcoming services below. Links to electronic forms of the liturgy can be found under our Worship and Witness section.

Forthcoming Services

Every day during Advent, apart from Sundays Advent Prayers are said via zoom. More details are available here

Wednesday 1st December – 11am Said Eucharist

Sunday 5th December – Advent 2 – 11am Sung Eucharist (reserved sacrament)

Wednesday 8th December – 11am Said Eucharist

Sunday 12th December – Gaudete Sunday – Advent 3 – 11am Sung Eucharist

Wednesday 15th December – 11am Said Eucharist

Sunday 19th December – Advent 4 – 11am Sung Eucharist (reserved sacrament)

Wednesday 22nd December – 11am Said Eucharist

Sunday 26th December – Christmas 1 – 11am Said Eucharist

Christmas Services

Sunday 19th December – 4pm – Service of Lessons and Carols

Tuesday 21st December - 7pm - Blue Christmas Service 
a service for those who find Christmas difficult laced with sorrow

Friday 24th December – 7.30pm – Sung Eucharist

Saturday 25th December 11 am Sung Eucharist @ Holy Name Cumbernauld

  • The pandemic isn’t over yet so we ask you observe these CoVid -19 requirements when attending worship
  • Sign in on arrival for Test & Trace
  • Wear a mask unless exempt
  • respect those who wish to maintain 2m distance
  • use sanitiser on entering & leaving the building and before & after receiving communion
  • please also be aware that eucharist is currently being shared in bread only

Invitation

The Dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit who invites us to join in the dance of life and faith. This dove can be seen in our West Window.
Come with an open heart, 
come with an open mind, 
come and discover the wonder of God. 
Come to worship, 
come to pray, 
come to explore what it means to be
precious and beloved of God. 
Come to laugh, 
come to cry, 
come to lament and rejoice
through all the seasons of the year and of life. 
Come to discover God in your everyday life, 
and in the high and lows that decorate it. 
Come meet God, in word and deed, 
in song and liturgy, 
and in that meeting 
be refreshed and renewed. 
Come to meet others who are also seeking, 
others who will share your burdens 
and help you celebrate. 
Come help us find answers, 
maybe even to those questions 
we haven't yet asked 
or are too scared to ask. 
Come help us live life 
to the fullness that God offers, 
come challenge us 
to be true to the faith we proclaim. 
Come whoever you are, 
wherever you are from, 
come on your own, 
come with family or friends. 
Come for a service, 
a season, 
or for the rest of your life. 
Come and slip quietly in and out, 
come and join in - 
some things or everything. 
Come see if this is where 
God is calling you to be.

News

Angels are God’s news carriers. This angel comes from our West Window.

Advent Morning Prayers

Advent Morning Prayers are taking place at 8am until Friday 24th December apart from Sundays. You can join via zoom from 7:55am the service lasts around 10mins. Meeting ID: 876 2390 7573Passcode: Advent You do not need any liturgy, it is a time of silence, music, image and word; a gentle start to the day.

Worship and Witness

Spiritus Gladius is a Latin term used to express a spiritual endeavour, something that needs hard work and effort to achieve. This image can be seen in our St Paul & St John the Evangelist window.

Liturgy for Advent 2 can be downloaded below for those wishing to bring it to church in electronic form.

Liturgy for Advent 2 – The Scottish Episcopal Church for Monklands

Diocesan Makar

Detail from our Annunciation window – see more information below.

Our priest Kirstin was appointed by Bishop Kevin to be the first Diocesan Makar, you can read the appointment announcement here

A makar is a term from Scottish literature for a poet or bard, often thought of as a royal court poet, although the term can be more generally applied. The word functions in a manner similar to the Greek term ποιητής which means both maker and poet.

The bottom of this page contains links to work provided for the diocese – most recent first. You can find more over on her personal blog. As part of her sermon preparation she does a lectionary doodle and a verse most weeks on one of the upcoming lectionary readings. Still Striving For that Elusive Halo

As Diocesan Makar involves melding faith and art, the detail above of our Annunciation window with Mary reading the Bible was selected as the image for this section of our web site. Of course the Bible wasn’t around then, Mary probably couldn’t read or write and certainly wouldn’t have possessed anything as precious as a book; they were for Kings, Queens and those of importance, not for a peasant girl. However to highlight how important Mary was, she is often shown in clothes, wearing jewellery, in a home, which would not have been her reality.

Advent 2021

Lament 27

Right Rev John M Taylor RIP

St Margaret of Scotland

Remembrance

Mighty Mite – Widow’s Mite and COP26

All Souls/All Saints