Hello, we are the Scottish Episcopal Church for this part of North Lanarkshire. Physically we are based in Springwell Ave in Aridrie, and serve 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 are invited to join us for all or any of our service in December

Services during December
Monday - Friday 8am Advent Morning Prayers via zoom
Wednesday 30th November - St Andrew
11am Said Eucharist @ St Paul & St John
2pm Advent Reflection @ Holy Name
Sunday 4h December - Advent 2
11.30am Sung Eucharist @ St Paul & St John
4pm Airdrie Community Carol Service @ Cairnlea Parish Church
Wednesday 7th December
11am Said Eucharist @ St Paul & St John
2pm Advent Reflection @ Holy Name
Sunday 11th December - Advent 3
11.30am Sung Eucharist
7.30pm Service of Light @ St Mungo's, Cumbernauld
Wednesday 14th December
11am Said Eucharist
2pm Advent Reflection @ Holy Name
Sunday 18th December - Advent 4
10am Joint Sung Eucharist @ Holy Name 
4pm Lessons and Carols @ St Paul & St John
Wednesday 21st December
11am Said Eucharist @ St Paul & St John
2pm Advent Reflection @ Holy Name
Christmas Eve
7.30pm Eucharist @ St Paul and St John’s
Christmas Day 10.30am @ Holy Name

The church is currently open on Wednesday mornings from 9.30am, free tea and coffee available.

please check our facebook page for this weeks service details.


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.


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

Advent Morning Prayers

Advent Morning Prayers will be taking place via zoom Mondays till Fridays from 28th November until 23rd December. The service begins at 8am and is brief. Once more we will be using AdventWord as the focus for each day. If you wish to join in please use the link below. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84898588702

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 and follow the Diocesan Makar Facebook page at the link below.

Makar of the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway | Facebook

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.

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.

Diocesan Synod 2022 – Response to the Bishop’s Charge

Lament for Ukraine

Candlemas – 2022

Glory Upon Glory – for Christmas 2021

Advent 2021

Right Rev John M Taylor RIP

St Margaret of Scotland – 2021

All Souls/All Saints – 2021

Above is only a selection of older pieces, if you would like to see more recent work please check out the facebook page above. You can also see them on the Rector’s personal blog which also has items from before her appointment. Still Striving For that Elusive Halo – Words and images of a Scottish Episcopal priest. (wordpress.com)

Liturgies, Reflections and Worship Recordings

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.

Night Prayer for Lent 2022 can be found at the link below.

Lent Night Prayer

The Lent Liturgy for personal use is available at the link below.

Lent Litany

A Poem for Christmas 2 Provincial Children’s Chapel.

The Stars Turned Up

Gospel and Sermon for St John the Evangelist 2021 – audio file below can be listened to or downloaded.

Liturgy for Wednesday Night Prayer for Advent can be downloaded below.


Prayers for the week leading up to Christmas following the tradition of The Great O’s

The Great O’s – The Scottish Episcopal Church for Monklands