Recording of Sunday Worship Christmas Day 25 December 2022

Welcome to a recording of our Christmas Day service of worship from Bellshill Central Church.

Bellshill Central Parish Church your church of Scotland presence in Bellshill and Mossend.

If you need to speak with Rev de Beer you can contact him via the Manse 01698 841176 or email

Bellshill Central is your Town Centre Church with a warm and welcoming Church Family waiting to say hello. Our Sunday School meets during morning worship so we look forward to welcoming families along to our time of worship

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Bellshill Central Church of Scotland
Registered Charity: SC012556

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All songs and hymns are published using our various CCLI licences which are:
Church Copyright Licence 876673;
Music Reproduction Licence 876680
Church Video Licence 2258718;
PPL Church Licence 1593113
CLA Church Licence 1002856;
PRS for Music Church Licence 1448921
Streaming Licence 1638311

Watch “Organist Entertains Episode 103 Christmas Edition” on YouTube


The Christmas edition of the organist entertains comes to you this evening at 8pm via our YouTube channel the link and player can be found above

As always please say hello in the live chat function 👋 and tell us where you’re tuning in from 🌍

We have some favourite carols and a specially requested piece of music

Please note that this evening’s episode is not what was originally planned. The organ has developed a bit of a fault during December and the recording was cut short due to this. You may be able to hear some peculiar sounds, this is the fault.

As always we appreciate your participation in joining in these organ videos. Please if you feel able to donate to our church. There is a donate button on our home page

The hymns can be found via

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 🎉

Peter Pan silent movie night with organ!

This Friday at 7pm, we’re pleased to be showing Peter Pan (1924) on the big screen. Juice and popcorn included. Aaron Hawthorn will accompany on our mighty church organ. Tickets/entry £10/£5. All welcome for this fantastic movie. 


Aaron is a freelance musician based in Lanarkshire, Scotland (UK) and has a Master of Arts (with Honours) degree from the University of Glasgow. Aaron frequently performs recitals, concerts and silent film accompaniments across the UK as well as in mainland Europe and the USA.

After starting his career as an organist in Motherwell Cathedral, Aaron went on to be the principal organist at St Bride’s Roman Catholic Church, Cambuslang for five years and after a family trip to the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool in his early teens, discovered his love for theatre/cinema organs.

Following his 2019 performance at the American Theatre Organ Society’s annual convention in Rochester, New York, Aaron received the ‘ultimate honour’ for a young organist by winning the international Young Theatre Organist competition, having won the UK title two years before. Only a few months later, Aaron was awarded the Ian Sutherland Award by the Cinema Organ Society, an award given “directly to a player who displays outstanding talent and promise as a theatre organist.” Aaron has been active as a committee member for the Cinema Organ Society and the Scottish Cinema Organ Trust.

Also acclaimed as a choral conductor, Aaron has conducted various ensembles, including a three-year reign with the University of Glasgow Chamber Choir. He spends a large proportion of his week working as an arts facilitator and practitioner for North Lanarkshire Arts, a role in which he works with community groups, including youth and adult choirs, dementia-friendly sessions and all-ability arts projects.

Throughout the Autumn of 2021, Aaron joined a soprano on a UK tour featuring their semi-improvised accompaniment to the 1925 silent horror, The Phantom of the Opera. Their performances have been critically acclaimed and the shows successfully engaged new audiences with the worlds of silent film and pipe organs. He is embarking on another silent film tour in Autumn of 2022 with Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922).

Aaron is a house organist at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow, where he plays for the daily organ recital series, and makes regular appearances playing the Compton Cinema Organ at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge and the 3/21 Wurlitzer organ of Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, Glasgow.